Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane!

Tomorrow DD Emma, DH Kevin and I will load up the suitcases and hit the road early for Port Columbus International Airport, take a short jaunt to Cincinnati, and then a l o o o o o n n n g g flight to Paris!! We have been planning this trip for over a year. Emma's friend Olivia is along, as well, and we are traveling with 2 adults and 2 students from my former place of employment, Chillicothe HS. One of those adults is my dear friend Sharon, a fellow English teacher and avid quilter! We have been friends for almost 30 years, and have traveled together many times.

It goes without saying that I won't be quilting in the next 12 days. I do, however, travel with some stitching. This the perfect traveling project, so very compact, easily stashed into a carry-on bag ... yo-yos!!

I will cut a ga-zillion circles (using the butter-tub lid for a template) and just take the circles, thread, needle and nail-clippers to cut thread. (I've had too many pairs of small scissors taken in airports as security threats!!!)

We stay in Paris for 3 days/2 nights, and will see the main attractions: Place de l'Opera, Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. One really cool extra that we signed on for was an evening boat ride on the River Seine, ending with a trip up the Eiffel Tower to see the city by night! Won't that be incredible?
 I'm scheduling several posts to appear while we are gone. We get home on the 20th, but I expect I'll be jet-lagged, so real-time posting might not happen too soon.

Au revoir!

PS: By the time I'm back I believe I will have surpassed the 100th post on my blog! Whoo-hoo! I will be thinking of a little giveaway to offer as a way of celebrating. Sound good?

1 comment:

Christine said...

Have a wonderful time and love your little yoyo's

cheers
Christine