April 5, 2009

My Week!

What a whirlwind week I have had! I went to a Meals on Wheels of Texas conference in New Braunfels, TX. It was a great conference and will be helpful to me in my job. Here is a picture of the inside of my "Sunday House" that I stayed in.
This a picture of the outside of the Sunday House.

The first night, we went to the Grist Mill Restaurant in Gruene, TX. The rest of the conference, meals were provided.

The Grist Mill is located next to Gruene Hall -- the oldest dance hall in Texas. I've been to Gruene Hall many, many times, but this is the first time I tool a picture of the Historical Marker:

Of course, my first stop when I got to New Braunfels, was the Quilt Haus! Here are a few pics of things I bought.....TAMU fabric....


Black/white fat quarters to 'enhance' my collection.
A book for my sweet granddaughter.

Some more stash enhancers.

The conference was over on Friday, but I went to Blanco to spend time with family. We went to the Wimberley Trade Days on Saturday. Here are some of the treasures I bought.
Some wonderful vintage linens....I still have to wash and iron them.

This is one of my favorite pieces, a round table topper;



Here's a close-up of the embroidery:


I bought this window frame. I don't think it is very old, but I liked it. I am going to put quilt blocks in the windows and hang it in my bedroom.
It was a fun day and the weather was beautiful!

15 comments:

Cindy said...

Kathy - you made yourself quite a haul of great things. What a wonderful idea using the window frame to house quilt blocks - very unique. It'll look great in your bedroom.

Cornfield Quilter said...

What wonderful finds! I really like the idea about framing the quilt blocks. Will be anxiously waiting to see your finished project!

Tara said...

I was in Texas in January and again in March and went to both Wimberley and Gruene! Ate at the Gristmill and had lots of fun wandering those towns! I love you're idea for the window frame! A little sanding and it will look "vintage." Take a picture when it's done!

Teresa said...

Great buys. I just love vintage embroidered table toppers. I keep one on my kitchen table all the time and it just looks so inviting. What a nice escape to your Sunday House - sounds like a fun conference. I think we could all use a Sunday House now and then.

Rhonda said...

Stash enhancers, hey!! Very good...hehehehehehe

Pat said...

Enjoyed seeing all your photos but was especially intrigued by that book you bought to use with your granddaughter.

Millie said...

Great buys. The window frame with quilt blocks is a great idea. And what a nice room you stayed in, and there is even a quilt in too.

hetty said...

Sounds like you had a great week! Stash enhancers? Hmmm. I'll have to remember that term.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Looks like you had a great time. I love the "Stash Enhancers".

Debbe said...

What a cute little room to stay in!! Ya just gotta love texas! I can't wait to see the quilt blocks framed! Please say you will share it with us!!!

sandra said...

Wow - you bought some excellent stuff! Makes you feel good to have a bit of a spending spree every now and again :-)

Julia said...

I love you idea for the window! I have been wanting to find an old window to that with too! It will so very cute! I love the old linens! Beautiful hand work! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. :~)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been peeking around your blog, and you are a very talented lady! My mom and aunts quilted, but I just never got the hang of it; I think it is a lovely art and treasure the quilts I have that have been passed down to me!

Muddling Through said...

Love your new/old embroideries. They are so pretty. Where are the Sunday houses? Looks like a good weekend spot from Houston.

momtofatdogs said...

I'm curious......why is it called a "Sunday House"?

Sam