Have a quilty friend who lives not far from Shipshe and these shops are where she buys her fabrics. She has a booth in an antique shop there and they always attend the Weds. auctions there.
CC, good to have you back!!!!!!!! We've all missed you sooooo much! I can't believe you got the "poor beast" functioning again! Is there no end to your talent?? As for not seeing much of you, we'll take what we can get, it wasn't the same without you. (((((HUGS)))))
Is, thanks for the eye candy and glad you are feeling better.
I got this idea form a face book post. Thought I'd try it for my sewing room. Will buy more old hoops when I find them. Love the quilt hoop I ran up on at an antique shop awhile back.
What a great idea Sukochi.
CC missed you hope the offspring are doing ok.
Is hope your little trip has made you feel a bit better nothing like a quilt shop visit to help is there?
We are off to Florida in November so any recommendations would be appreciated!
Still warm qand sunny here but thunderstorms are on the way. Managed to dry my washing outside in site of the line collapsing several times. Think I have sorted it now. I was getting fed up of pegging it and unpegging it earlier. DH has just bought a new golf bag so he is putting his new clubs in with a running commentary very exciting NOT!
Lesley, Where in Florida will you be?
A big wind storm last night knocked off the rest of the plums from the tree....I now have 12 big bags sitting in the middle of my kitchen floor, so you know what I'm going to be doing the next few days. At least there aren't any more on the tree....I think today will be a baking day, printed off a bunch of recipes from the internet for plum cake, plum bread, plum kuchen etc.
Bev we fly into Miami and stay in the area for 5 or 6 days. Then up to Orlando 3 days then onto Tampa then home.
Good to see you back. You have been missed.
Gorgeous quilts. Hope life gets better for you.
Nana, Wanted to let you know that I finished quilting that baby quilt. I made the binding and got it sewn on and now to just hand stitch it down. It turned out pretty well for the first time. Thanks for your help and lessons.
Diana in East TN.
Marie & Donna - I just nailed the rubber mats to the drywall! LOL!
Well, today I did something different- for me at least- I went to watch car races at Waterford Hills. An acquaintance of mine was going to race his new car for the first time, but he also owns Paul Newman's race car and he drove that around the track first before the races started. I got to touch and feel PAUL NEWMAN'S RACE CAR! and watch it round the track for a couple of laps to start the days races. The only unfortunate part came just before he was to take his new car out to race--it started raining and they couldn't do the race in time before the cars couldn't race anymore for the day. They have to be off the track by 6pm. Rats! Don't know when he will be back to race here next. He goes to North Carolina for his next races. Ginny
You probably are visiting theme parks if you are going to be in Orlando. Other than Disney World there is Epcot, MGM and probably some I don't know about.
if you don't have any set plans while in Miami a drive down to the Florida Keys is nice, the water is beautiful. You might want to stay over night if you go to Key West It is noted for beautiful sunsets as well as other tourist attractions such as Ernest Hemingway's house. Key West is about 5 hours from Miami on the Dixie Hwy ( Hwy 1). Sometimes traffic is bumper to bumper. There is another route that you can take that has some toll portions but you still end up on Hwy 1. Check out this website for info on Key West, www.sunset elaboration.org.
Other Keys of interest might be Key Largo which is an hour and half away- the John Pennekamp state park, pennekampark.com and the Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key which is closer to Key West.
You may just want to drive to the first Key Largo and turn around because after you leave the traffic behind inMiami the drive to Key Largo is beautiful depending on the weather.
If you are staying in a Hotel or Motel there will be plenty of brochures of activities and tourist attractions to choose from.
Whatever your plans are I hope you have a great time in Florida.
Debbie I hope things get worked out quickly. I understand back pain. Just finished several weeks of physical therapy, dr. ordered a Tens unit for me to use at home. Still have pain but know I have to live with it as it is age related problems. Hope your back feels better soon. Take care.