Friday, October 20, 2006

And We're Off!

First thing tomorrow morning that is! We're off to spent a week with our daughter Kelly at her home in Charlotte, NC. It will be our first time there and we are really looking forwards to it. I'm hoping to see some warmer weather that what we've had here, this fall has been so dull and dreary with way too much rain. Oh and of course, I can't wait to do some shopping, lots and lots of shopping!

I'm pretty much packed, we just have to hit the store to pick up some nibblies for the ride (12-14 hours - yech, what a drive!) , and the bank for US cash - for those wonderful toll highways, and any stops along the way. Its hard trying to decide what stitching project to take, most times I would love the idea of 12 hours of stitching time, but in a car??? with a teenage boy????

We'll be back the following weekend, I'm sure the week will just fly by.

Yesterday, Carrie and I met up with my sister Karen at the Creative Festival in Toronto. While there were not as many vendors as in previous years, the shopping was still just as good. The stitching designers have really started turning out, and its so great to meet these people in person - Crossed Wing, X's & O's, Heart's Content, that I can remember plus some great displays of La-D-Da, Heritage Stitchcraft, and the Historical Sampler Company. I know there were more....

Here's a few pics of my Stash-filled day:
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The last 2 pics are actually of quilting kits that I have been waiting to get since I saw them at the Spring Festival. My sister bought the 2 coordinating ones and eventually I hope to make them all. Hmmm, love my coffee!

Have a great week!!

14 comments:

'Berta said...

Wendy, I hope you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself! Family is the best!

bunnyhead said...

I too love my coffee and those quilts are to die for!

Barb said...

Looks like you have nice stash there and have some stitching to do. Have a good trip!

AnneS said...

Great stash haul - some nice designs in there ... love the little quilted ones :)

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Annemarie said...

Very nice stash haul, Wendy! I hope you enjoy your week away, although I don't envy you that journey. Good luck with that!

Vonna said...

Wendy! Have a fabulous time!
You're stash haul is great! I love the coffee designs!

Stitch or no stitch said...

Monday morning so you're already at your daughter's. Hope you are having a marvelous time.
Great new stash!!
Margaret

Sue said...

Oh, what nice stash!! Enjoy!!

Katrina said...

hope you have a fun filled week Wendy, look forward to hearing how your trip went on your return :)

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a fun time in Toronto! Lots of pretty patterns.

Concetta said...

I hope you're having a wonderful time at your daughters. :) THanks for all the beautiful photos you share - they are always stunning.. those ones from your Thanksgiving weekend are just WOW. :)

You'll have to let us know how you get on with the quilting kits. I've been very tempted to buy those "Coffee Classic" ones after Nicki posted them on her blog a few months back. :)

Lili said...

I have the first two birds in my stash, started the one with berries and it's loads of fun to stitch these squashed stitches...
Hugs!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

ooo I love these coffee quilts! Wendy, you have such a lovely blog here. Congrats on being so close to finishing your PS alphabet blocks. I'll look forward to seeing if you turn them into a quilt.