Friday, April 18, 2014

Mini Silky



Silky has been around since birth.
She (I have given her a gender)
goes everywhere with Kendall
and
she was a mess. 
Everyone has repaired her.
She was looking so bad. 
Kendall agreed to give her up for a night. 
I made her a Mini Silky. 

I was nervous. 
Would she like it?


This is Silky before! 

Now she is a 
Mini Silky
and
Kendall is Happy!  


Thursday, April 17, 2014

You know it is Spring...


...when the golfers come back!

And back they are. 

Look at the form!

Look at that swing...


Cover your head! 
Check your homeowner's policy 
for glass breakage!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Rest of the Day


After the Suwannee Quilt Shop, 
we were directed to 
Newberry, Florida,
where the nice people
directed us to High Springs, Florida,
and
then on the way home,
all on our own, 
with the help of a little signage
we found....
drum roll, please...
Micanopy, Florida!

I have decided that I have spent way too much time
in my 55 years
visiting the 
EDGES of the state of Florida! 

What a fun day exploring the inside of Florida! 

All the towns were very nice, 
with great shops
and 
friendly people. 
Micanopy, by far had the most shops
and 
looked so historical. 
We ended up there late in the day
and it was Monday
and some of the shops were closed. 

I would love to go back 
and spend the day there

just exploring. 

This was a display of pottery in an artists co-op 
in either Newberry 
or 
High Springs
I am not sure which now. 

Another shot from the center of Micanopy. 

And then,
on the way home
we passed this place! 

Well, I made a U-turn
on a four lane highway
to go and check it out.


What a hoard! 
This was one person's 
collection/stash/hoard. 

Unbelievable! 


The horses of Ocala were pretty cool,
I would have liked to explore them a little more. 
This one was in their awesome library
where I went to print out boarding passes! 

I could really covet a library like that! 
I think it is truly the one thing that I miss the most about
living in a rural community. 

Then, after flight delays for weather
and 
possibly
the third worst flight I have ever been on, 

An obnoxious, loud, overbearing, mother
behind us
with 
possibly the smelliest feet EVER,
and 
two small children
who were totally out of the control
of her 
constant loud threats
and 
commands.
Feet constantly kicking the back of 
Mom and I's seats 
for 2 hours of 
some of the worst turbulence
I have ever experienced.

I was actually sick at the end of the flight.
(and it takes a lot to make me motion sick) 

Poor Mom, 
she was green. 

Great to be home, 
Re-energized
and 
ready to get back to normal! 






The fun surprise?
I mentioned to JWS
that my sister had a chiming clock and it would be nice 
to get the two that we have 
back and working again. 
Shortly after I got home, 
I heard it! 
Chiming and tick-tocking!  
I love it!  

Suwannee Quilt Shop


Let me start by saying, 
I have been in my share of quilt shops.  
I am sure, not as many as real quilters,
but I would venture to say that 
I have seen more quilt shops
than your average 
non-quilter.
IN
LOTS 
OF 
STATES.

This shop was by far
THE BEST!

Quilts, 
Antiques,
A Soda Shop
Food
Desserts
and
LOT
OF 
FABRIC! 

A ton of fabric!!

Everything was so artfully arranged! 

Mom loved it also! 

A whole room of Christmas!

A room for fall.


And then, 
Everything else
so 
beautifully arranged! 
Kid's rooms, 
Orientals,
Batiks,
Civil War Prints, 
Food Prints, 
A room to browse books and patterns....
If you are anywhere close...
make sure you visit,
or make the day trip to see it. 

The food was excellent
and there is a lovely tea room 
and 
antique shop next door. 

Trenton, Florida,
a tiny little town, 
not to miss!