Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Back Home

Wow, I feel so overwhelmed from my trip to Paducah. I absolutely had the best time ever! It was so fun to meet up with Lucy and Bonnie. They are both so wonderful and I swear if you didn’t know them you would think they were sisters. Lucy had some great goodies to take back to the Netherlands with her. She also brought all of us some wonderful gifts. I will treasure each and every one of them. Dawn has shown them on her blog and given excellent descriptions.
I did soooo good on holding back this year. I bought a few fat quarters, a couple of good books at the AQS $5 booth and some yardage for Mariah a couple of lap quilts and that is about it. A few stencils and patterns and I was done. I did get this cute little tea towel which is definitely going into a quilt. I had seen it and thought it was cute but passed it up. About 15 minutes later my friend Linda G. came running to find me and said she had found a tea towel that fit me perfectly. I told her I knew exactly the one and we headed back to get it. Dawn bought me a pillowcase kit with muscle bound construction workers on the fabric. I am known for buying up silly fabric like that.
I came home to a nice surprise. My husband had our contractor (isn’t that awful that we have so much work done that I call our contractor all ours!) put a french door on the west side of my kitchen. After baseball is over Jeff is going to build a deck off of it. I can’t believe how much it opens our kitchen up and it is now so full of light. I love it. But he didn’t think to cover anything and he also didn’t clean anything up so I spent Sunday evening washing every dish and scrubbing things down. I am glad he did this while I was gone or I probably would have panicked seeing a hole cut in the side of my house.
Yesterday it was back to normal. My oldest son that attends college in Illinois called to say his car had broken down. A couple of hours later my husband called to say his Jeep had broken down and he was waiting on a tow truck. Nothing like getting back to the reality of my life after 5 days of quilted bliss.


Dawn said...

Oh no! We should have never talked about our broken down cars!!!!

Carol said...

There's no place like home, there's no place like home...
I'll bet your kitchen looks great and car problems are the worst.

Libby said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time in Paducah. So sorry to hear of the car trouble - that is just the worst. Seems like the wife/mom is the one who always loses the wheels when such trouble arrises.

Tonya R said...

At least all that gorgeous sunshine is worth having to clean up the mess and having a deck will be wonderful. Sounds like you guys had an incredible time at Paducah - and my, what restraint.

QuiltingFitzy said...

My dh put our huge slider door in in JANUARY in the midwest. I remember wearing a winter coat and mittens to sit down for dinner, lol.

You will love that door every day..more and more! You will not remember the kitchen before it..nor the suffering to clean up the mess!

Glad you had a great trip. Sounded really really fun.