Since I have things to do today - I MUST get moving, but here it is 10 AM and I'm barely awake!!!! Yep - must be sick!
After a couple of phone calls yesterday - I did manage to snag some needles in the TWO larger sizes that I wanted, never mind that I could find one of the larger sizes close by - NO - I had to go to the farther location!!!! Ronda offered to come with me.
I did manage to get my butt in gear and ride my bike to do my errands in the morning. All the way to Canadian Tire to get a basket and a cup holder for M's bike. Found the basket, but no cup holder. Then stopped at the grocery store (yes on my bike!!!!), the library, then Tim's (got to love that cup holder!!!) and back home.
Before we could leave on the road trip, I had to wait for someone to drop off a much loved quilt that I am going to evaluate for repair.
|Quilt to be repaired|
Hopefully one of my quilts will be in this state one day and not from abuse, but from much love!!!!!!
Anyway the husband is in the book business and brought me a couple of books.....
|Books - I love books!!!!!!|
Once he left (and he was late!!!!! - Oh well), Ronda and I loaded all the stuff (remember I had removed all the stuff from my previous car, but not reloaded into the new one). Anyway - just threw it into the back seat (in a bucket no less) and away we went. I was very tired though so good thing Ronda was there to keep me awake!!!!
Of course - we could not make a trek down this way without hitting a couple of quilt stores. Without Marian's trusty directions - we muddled our way to both stores and because of the directions - I came to both stores from a completely different direction which threw me off, but we got there!!!!!
Always so many ideas at the stores. I want to sign up for all of them. Cute Blocks of the Months - cute patterns. My biggest problem is - if it was cute - I might already have the pattern!!!!! Got to get everything cataloged to avoid duplication!!!
|Backing fabric for a new project. A new group project - my theme is "WORDS" and this will be the back. It was 50% off - perfect for a backing.|
|FQ of Halloween fabric - got to get started on that Halloween quilt and I could not resist this - just ONE FQ|
|Cute pattern for table runner|
Despite the fact that we were going to stick to big roads yesterday - we manged to hit all sorts of little country back road - including driving through Effingham. What a name for a town!!!! Sorry - didn't get a picture of that, nor did we get a picture of the helicopter spraying the grape vines. Ronda wasn't quick with the camera!!!!
|Country roads - and the car loved it|
|The car is also able to turn on a dime - well not quite, but we had to back track to get this picture.
OK - I grew up on a farm. As kids we had a number of neat "real" farm tractors and other equipment. I will try to unearth the photos. My uncle has taken to refurbishing tractors and has started a collection of farm toys. I must get a picture of that - I did not.
Anyway - I think it would be fun to go back and visit this museum.
While we were in Brugges - there was a flea market and we saw these metal toys. I was tempted to buy the tractor for my uncle, but the paint job did not seem well done so I did not.
|Toy tractors in Brugges flea market|
|Toy tractors in Brugges flea market|
|Other metal toys in Brugges flea market|
|Metal toys at Brugges flea market|
|There was even MUD on this laneway!!!!|
|See how much room there is in the cargo area!!!!!!|
We were not quite ready to leave the area yet. First we had to find a geocache. Ronda had the trusty iPad in her hands and found a cache that was very close.
|The Big Red Box Cache - let's just say it wasn't a traditional!!!!!|
Then since the day before I had a craving for a McDonald's strawberry shake. I haven't had a shake in YEARS and when we were in Europe - I had one and ever since - well - I've cravings for the stupid things.
The trusty GPS (OH yeah - we had technology in that car up the ying yang!!!!) - led us to a McDonald's very close to the place we picked up the needles. Only to discover the McDonald's was closed due to renovations. CRAP!!!!!!!
Well we headed to the next closest and HEY - there is a Canadian Tire right beside. Made a quick stop and yes - there were the cup holders for M's bike!!!!!! Then across the parking lot to get the shake!!!! YUM!!!!!!! And no spills in the car!!!!!!
Once we arrived home (it was late by now), Ronda had some family business to attend to and honestly - I had a nap!!!!!!
And since nothing normal ever seems to happen - I am walking the dogs this morning and can you imagine what I find hanging in the trees?????? A budgie in its cage. The door had been left open - in hopes it would fly away???????
|Budgie in its cage|
Off to call animal services to see if they take birds - otherwise - anyone want a budgie?????????
|Have a great day!!!!!
(oh yes - did the needles work????? I was too tired to try them and I have some paper work to get done this AM - hopefully this afternoon we can figure it out!!!)