Tuesday, August 23, 2011


It's been quite a busy summer and my sewing/stitching time has suffered.  I did get to go on a great bus trip with our quilting guild, Material Girls and another guild Honeybees Quilt Guild.  We went to the Columbus area for a day and visited these shops....the brick one without a sign is Red Rooster.

I bought some things to boost the economy!

We also have been watching grandson #2 march in the parade and practice for his first season in the high school marching band....his mom played the trumpet also!

I did make this block because I thought it was so cute....and easy!  Thank you Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


The last weekend in July hubby and myself met up with son Steve and family in St. Louis.  He came from OK and we came from OH.  I found out that St. Louis has some pretty neat stuff to do and is a city I could live in.  The Trolley Tour driver was very persuading about his town....a great time was had on his tour.

We saw the art museum and St. Louis statue in front.  All museums are free......what a deal that is!

We saw the beautiful Busch Stadium.  The old one was torn down and rebuilt in one off season to make it look old and blend in with the rest of the town....it does.

These pictures were down by the river showing how the flooding can affect and has affected its level.  These are pictures of the Lewis and Clark statue that really shouldn't be underwater...what it looked like and what it should look like.

On Sunday we went to Union Station.  What a gorgeous restored train station that was huge in its day.  The hotel and mall around it were fun to walk through.

The Fudgery was one of the fun shops to stop by and watch (and participate) in the fudge making and the singing that went along with it.

The restaurant in the terminal was famous for their waitresses....the Harvey Girls....this was the menu and what they actually wore.  Yikes, how uncomfortable that must have been, especially in the summer.

Me and the grandsons, Jordan and Jared.

One of our last stops was Ted Drewes frozen custard....an icon in the area. The chocolate covered cherry frozen yogurt was yummy!

We did visit a caricature artist in the mall and we all had our "portrait" done....he was so good.  We could see a little of each of us in the drawing along with the exaggeration of our features!  Fun, fun!

We had a good time St. Louis.....thank you!   On a side note, I had big plans for hand sewing while traveling....I did work on these, but that is all.  I love hexies....doing the Vignette Hexagon quilt.