It has been a busy and exciting summer, the culmination of which was Susan's visit. I was so excited Tuesday for her arrival. All my preparations were complete . . . menu and shopping done, laundry caught up, I made her room as special as I possibly could.
Wednesday I made time to work on my Growing up block. I chose my fabrics,
and red and re-read the instructions, made the templates, cut out and placed the pieces. And finally got it done!!
Susan arrived late afternoon and we had a great evening of sharing a meal and glorious, wonderful, non-stop conversation. We enjoyed each other's company so much there was no need for television or the radio. And my family came to lover her as well.
Thursday, Susan took us on a road trip. We went to Kirtland, the home of the first Mormon temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a wonderful and enlightening morning visiting the temple
and original settlement. All the photos will be in a separate post. After lunch, we did some shop hopping.
Even Newton didn't mind too much :)
Friday, yes, a little more shop hopping. This time some of my favorite shops and even a little JoAnn's. I needed more brown for the lace cabin quilt.
Pins & Needles has an adorable set of RXRs this year.
They have three locations and each had a different section, which can easily be made into a separate wall hanging and they generously included enough fabric to accomplish this. We managed to get all three shops in over the two days.
Abigayle's is another of my favorites. These are such sweet ladies. I already collected this block but needed to catch up my Add-A-Block BOM and definitely found some additional stash builders and more of my FQs for my swap at the end of the year. I've managed to collect a total of 18, so only six more to collect. We collected Halloween prints everywhere we went and I found an adorable Kimberbell pattern (more on that later).
Lunch was Wendy's and dessert was from a local chocolate company. I picked up a birthday gift for Honey Do :)
Susan designed an adorable quilt block that you can see here and shared with me, while I prepared dinner. After dinner, Rocky decided he needed "me" time, so we chatted while Susan cut and sewed the pieces to make her first block. I managed to finished Snowman #10 and pieced to small ornaments.
Saturday, we spent most of the day at home behind our sewing machines. Susan worked on different blocks for on-going projects and I worked on Christmas pajamas.
Around 2 p.m., Honey Do said "let's go to lunch".
a wonderful Japanese buffet in our neighborhood.
We did more sewing and since we didn't have to make dinner, were able to continue stitching as we watched a Louis L'Amour movie ("Conager") and more wonderful conversation. Who knew we had so much to share? :)
Sadly, this ends Susan's visit to my corner of the world My hope and prayer is that she enjoyed her stay and will return sooner than later for another visit. My entire family enjoyed her company and time with us.
Sunday dawned cool and damp, with a light breeze. It feels like autumn. I'm definitely not complaining and should have made for a pleasant trip home for Susan. Packing done, Susan left about mid-morning so she could be home before dark (that would have been my plan also if I were travelling). Fair weather and God with her, we "let" her leave.
I spent the day doing the things we love, sewing and stitching. With lots of leftovers in the fridge, I didn't have to cook. My week will go back to its normal routine. Only two more weeks before school starts. Gardens need weeding and deheading, and I need to work on my goal list for this week.
Honey Do was in the vegetable garden Sunday morning . . .
Thanks for stopping by,
Wishing you a day filled with creativity and productivity.