Yesterday was my long driving trip to Bedford Pennsylvania!
I have three days of quilty fun in store – starting with a Smith Mountain Morning workshop this morning, a lecture this evening, a Talkin’ Turkey workshop tomorrow and a Carolina Christmas on Sunday.
It’s going to be a weekend packed full of fabric, fun and laughter ---bring on the scraps!
Thought it was a long day, I really loved it because it was a DRIVING day. Driving days are rare, but when they do come about – they put ME in control.
I’m not at the beckon call of airports, airlines and baggage claim mishaps.
I leave when I want. I pack what I want – and MORE! I stop when I want, I SHOP when I want – and I listen to what I want, even turning the music up loud and belting out a song if I so feel like it.
I can catch up with friends on long phone conversations thanks to the wonder of bluetooth and hands free.
And I can laugh all the way to this!
I LOVE Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series. This one was given to me by my friend Irene – she finished it on the way to Iowa and passed it on to me. HYSTERICAL! Gotta love a good belly laugh to make the ride go by.
And I can picnic!
I took the above photo at Highland Park in Roanoke, Virginia – the perfect spot to pull off fhe road for lunch around 12:30pm.
Why deal with crummy fast food when you can pack a picnic, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors before the summer is too far gone?
Fair and Square from Scraps & Shirttais II!
I make quilts to be USED. And so it is no trouble for me to take this quilt made of recycled fabrics mixed with muslin and solid black, spread it on the ground and stretch out upon it to eat a yummy lunch packed from my home fridge.
Ever since leaving England a year ago I have tried to do this as often as I can. It’s simple. Pack a lunch, and use the GPS on my phone to find a nearby park. Any place with a grassy area or picnic table will do!
Kick the shoes off! Enjoy the fresh air!
And lunch was better than fast food, too!
A left over piece of rotisserie chicken, the last of the chicken broccoli salad, some cut watermelon, and a peach that ended up being saved for later on down the road. PERFECT!
And the other good thing is – none of this was going to sit in my home fridge for 10 days going bad – because I KNOW the guys will not eat a lunch like this while I am gone. They are GUYS. Enough said!
And yes, I stopped here!
I took a LOT of photos at my half way stop in Verona! I wasn’t sure I was going to stop…I thought I had taken enough time off of my trip enjoying Highland Park –but my car was on auto-pilot and besides, I needed a bathroom break!
What did I find? Too much to post here right now as I need to get out to teach this class!
Be watching for details in my NEXT post! ((Don’t you love a cliff-hanger?!))
Happy Friday, Everyone!