Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June wrap up!

After the quilt show Patty and I relaxed with some stitching. We each made a little picture from wool using a Lori Smith pattern, I chose cats of course and Patty made a snowman scene. Mine is framed and ready to hang. A fun little project!

Mid week we made a little day trip to Jamesport Missouri, a cute town in the heart of Amish country.
Our 1st stop was for lunch at Gingrich Dutch Pantry followed by some shopping.
I was on a mission to buy our son a mega 300 hour burning candle at the Farmhouse Collection shop, they hand pour 100s of fabulous candles on site. He had envied mine from last years trip and so I had to purchase one for his new home!
One of the most unique items I came across were these metal water fountains where water came out of the birds mouths.

You can better see how they work in the little video I took. Loved them, I think I will regret not bringing one home with me for my summer garden.

And yes our son bought his 1st home! What an exciting milestone in ones life, we are so proud and happy for him! We look forward to many good times there. I could decorate the guest room "my room" ha ha, and of course bring dinners! 
Patty is now home again and getting back to her busy life. She brought me this adorable tea towel, the eyes need finished but the kittens look just like Daisy!

And speaking of Daisy, she is just as cute and fun as ever. Not a day goes by when I don't marvel at her funny little ways and cuteness :) She has easily accepted the comings and goings of our company, and if they play with her, well, they will be best of friends!

Speaking of company, we are getting ready for round two. My sister in law and her hubby are coming for the 4th of July weekend, all the way from Pittsburgh! We are so excited and looking forward to spending a fun long weekend with them. 
Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July and God Bless America!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Girls just wanna have fun!

This past weekend was spent vendering at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival here in Overland Park. It is always enjoyable for me to do a show, I met and talked to so many nice people!
I prepared a little slideshow for you, just a sampling of the many beautiful and fun quilts on display made by various Kansas City quilt guild members... enjoy!

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My friend Patty is here for the rest of this week. Tonight we are making dinner for our son and his girlfriend. But mostly we are sewing and doing a bit of this and that and just having fun... girls just wanna have fun right?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A little afternoon getaway

The sun is shining in Kansas this week and sometimes you just have to get out of the house and step away from the sewing machine. And so this weekend Hubby and I went for a little jaunt over the state line into Missouri. I had these shops in mind to visit in Cockerel and they did not disappoint! 

Five cottages in a delightful country setting, chock full of kitchen delights! 

                   And I mean full, here is just a small area of Fiesta Ware, my favorite dishes, I thought I had gone to dish heaven!

GurglePots! I was really tempted, they would match my Fiestaware! I hear they do indeed gurgle! Hubby dragged me past those, so I guess I'll never know. Um... this is not a place to bring your Hubby shopping if you know what I mean LOL! Make it a girlie afternoon!

After the shops we drove to nearby Lake Lotawana, an area which hubby had always wanted to explore. After driving for an hour through the hilly and windy narrow roads which surround the lake, we grew dizzy just trying to find our way out. By then we were super thirsty and in need of ice-cream. And so in our search of a Dairy Queen we happened across a little carnival!

I played a game where I won this penguin which cost me way more than buying it outright would have! And although we did not find ice cream, we had hots dogs and cotton candy!

Kansas City Quilt Festival is drawing closer, I finished Cleos apron and will spend the rest of this week cutting kits! Probably no more adventures for me until after the show. 

                                                                Enjoy your week!