May 3, 2009

This 'n That and a Few Pics

Just thought I would give a quick update from my world. Just been busy around the house. The installation of our new roof began today. YEA! Once the roof is complete, they will beginning take out the rest of the ceilings in 2 bedrooms and putting in new ceilings. In the meantime, we have to move EVERYTHING OUT of the rooms, including anything on the walls! This is really going to be a mess.

DH and I recently went to Virgina to visit our DS#2 and DIL. Here is a picture of their beautiful home in Williamsburg, VA. It is much bigger than it looks!
The flowers in their yard were just beautiful. I took lots of pics, but won't bore you with all of them.

We drove up to Luray, VA, and spent the weekend in a cabin in the Shennadoah Mountains. It was such a fun and peaceful weekend. DH and I both needed this. However, my DH was still on the phone dealing with the insurance company and contractors try to get our home repaired.
Here is a view from the balcony of our cabin. My DH and DS were fishing from the bank.
We took an 8-mile trip down the Shennandoah River in a canoe. I had never done this before and it was really fun.

We also went shopping, but I didn't find any quilt shops! Here is a picture of a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt in an antique shop made out of yo-yo's that I thought was nice.

Here are some pretty vintage linens. I now wish I would have purchased these! I was trying to keep my puchases down so I wouldn't have to check a bag on the plane. I guess I could have mailed it! duh....We drove on Skyline drive which was very scenic and beautiful. This is a little shop we stopped at. Really cute and lots of quilts.

Check out this truck that was parked next to the shop. Cool, huh?

Just working at my full-time job, dealing with a messed up house, a limited amount of sewing, and a quick trip to visit our son and daughter-in-law. And that is what has been going on in my world.



Pat said...

I"m glad the repairs are proceeding on your roof and glad you had a nice trip, too. I know of a couple of quilt shops in the Williamsburg area....would have told you their names and locations if I'd known it was that area of VA you were visiting.....NEXT time will do that.

Ann J said...

What a great trip, shame about no quilt shops and I certainly don't envy you the canoe trip! Good luck with the repairs!........Luv AJ

Angela said...

Looks like you had a nice getaway! Beautiful photos!

Millie said...

What a lovely posts...sounds like you had a great trip. The old grandmother flower garden and yo-yo quilt are gorgeous...the colors are so cheerful. Good luck on getting your roof repaired.

Tara said...

I'm so glad things are moving forward for you! I thinks I might have to make a flower garden out of yo-yos! Maybe just for a wall hanging--I love it!

hetty said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. Canoeing down the river reminds me of an earlier time when I was still young and foolish! My husband and I shot rapids and went through whirlpools and over what looked to me like waterfalls. I was never so scared in all my life!

Tom H said...

Looks like a great river adventure, and your kids house looks great. Maybe I should paint my truck like the one you saw.

Pat from FL and MI said...

Oh my goodness! Love the truck! And my DH has a beard too! I did a canoe trip like that with my DH once, and it was cold, drizzly rain the whole day! Yuck! Never again. Well maybe, if we check the weather first...........