Saturday, May 5, 2012

Last Weekend was very Busy!!!

This past weekend we traveled 2 hours West to DH’s home town of Castalia, Ohio. On Friday night we dropped off some speakers that he is selling and then on Saturday we attended the funeral of his Uncle Ed.  Funerals are always sad, but the Priest did a great job of celebrating Uncle Ed’s life and love for his family and friends.  Uncle Ed was a veteran and as the 21 gun salute was being held, the rain started falling. I thought how appropriate that God was sending his tears down to join ours.  We attended the luncheon after the service to give Jim a chance to spend time catching up with his cousins.  Why do we wait for funerals to make the time?

The luncheon was held in Bettsville, Ohio.  Yes, The Door Mouse was just down the street. I asked Jim if we could stop because I needed fabric for a baby quilt. I know what you are thinking more fabric? I don’t really have kid friendly fabrics in my stash!! We wondered around for a while and I found a couple grays for my Snails Tail quilt.

Wilmington Gray Sparkle
Red Rooster Paparazzi Gray Dots

Then we found the kids aisle and nothing really caught my eye. As I continued looking, Jim spotted something on one of the walls. It was panel showing three Ford Mustangs! Jim has had a 69 Mustang GT for longer than he was me! So he called me over and I had to purchase a couple panels including one of a Blue F150 in front of a barn. Jim said you don’t have to buy them now, and I informed him that as a seasoned quilter I know you buy it when you see it! Otherwise it won’t be there or you will be paying a premium!

Patt #1105 Sykel Enterprises Fabrique Innovations

Patt #1102 Sykel Enterprises Fabrique Innovations

Patt #1100 Sykel Enterprises Fabrique Innovations

We then traveled upstairs and Jim and I both spotted this really cute fabric by South Seas Imports that reminded me of Noah’s Ark it's called Sea of Dreams. They had a kit that I purchased and some coordinating prints to possibly make the quilt slightly larger.

I told the lady adding up the total that she didn’t need to say it out loud!! After all one of the reasons I’m working full time now is to pay for my quilting habit!!

We travelled home to Castalia and spent the evening with Jim’s parents and his brother and sister in law. It was fun playing cards and talking.

Sunday morning we packed our bags, attended mass and enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by Jim's brother John. Then it was time to get the Mustang started and head home.

Oh yes, that was the 3rd thing planned for the weekend, bring Jim’s car home for the summer!! What a very busy weekend!!


Amyscats said...

That's quite a weekend. Sorry about Jim's Uncle Ed, and you're right, that's usually the only time my cousins and I get together anymore. All in different states now, but we do have a wedding in September.
Great finds on the quilting fabrics. I've learned with my various crafts - especially with fabric - grab it when you see it or regret it.
I didn't have a classic year by any means, but I had my Mustang for 14 years. I miss it! Tell Jim I want a ride in it sometime.

SewCal Gal said...

You have a great eye. Beautiful fabrics.