The whole day has gone by without a hitch --- flights were on time, luggage showed up in great condition!
((If you saw these coming down the conveyor belt, would you guess they were mine?!))
And I had a leisurely drive to where I am staying for the first half of the week ---in a town called Hamburg, situated half way between Lebanon and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania ---
I’ll be bouncing back and forth between the two guilds quite a bit, a lecture with one group one night, and class with the other one the next day, and back to the other guild the next day and bouncing back to the other the next and so-forth ---so it was best to put me smack dab in between them so I only have to go half way to get back to my bed each night. Works for me!
Only --- I arrived here by noon and I couldn’t check into my room until 3pm. What to do!? What to do!?
Pennsylvania is not the hotbed of activity on Sunday --- Amish country is all buttoned up and closed down tightly – so that wouldn't have been a good stop. I tried one antique mall that was open from noon to 5pm and that was full of so much left over Christmas stuff……Two machines not good ---I abandoned the search for antiques in the area on Sunday.
What else can a girl do til check in time?
What’s that on the hill?
When there are no fabric stores or antique shops near by --- here is a way you can entertain yourself ---there is even a restaurant inside! ((Men get hungry shopping for camo, you know?))
I wandered around and looked at stuffed things. LOADS of stuffed things. Oh. My.
The fish don’t seem scared of this guy at all!
I walked around the corner to find “Home Dec” in full swing ---
Or would that be….HOME DUCK!?
Cuz I swear I’ve seen this same living room suite on Duck Dynasty!
((This couch was so great in camouflaging itself that I really didn’t see it sitting there at all!!))
((Ssssshhhhh – don’t show the DH! He’ll think this is a good idea for our mountain cabin furnishings!! NOOOO!!!))
And as an afterthought ---they better never make a camo-look remote control, or you'll never see it on that couch either!
At 3pm I finally wandered back to the hotel and checked my self in, and promptly checked myself out for a 2 hour nap. MUCH NEEDED!
There is no sewing machine along with me this trip ---with all the bouncing around between guilds and the evenings not really being free to sew, I decided to concentrate on this and spend the sewing time UNPLUGGED:
I’ve finished the neutral round around the center medallion ….there is another round of motifs that will circle this….and at some point I’m going to have to start drafting it out where it goes from there because this is as far as it goes in my head!
Much love from Pennsylvania ---