Thursday, August 15, 2013

Halfway to Texas and in for the night

The day started really early for us, and we are now enjoying some down-time in the hotel before the second leg of the trip. Tim did all the driving (it's a man thing...) and I played ipad games and ate snacks (bad Susan!!)
We saw a big battleship when going through Biloxi, as well as other big ships in port there. Otherwise, the landscape really doesn't change from home to here...flat and mostly scrubby looking. Lots of marshy fields and Interstate signs out the window. Pretty boring. I can say to my N50 gals, I am a master of the Plumber Crack game now. ha ha ha
I didn't post a pic of my parents in the last post, so I will do it now. Phyllis and Ed have been married 70 years! An inspiration to any married couple. Can't wait to see them, and all my kids together for the first time in 5 years! And the grands, too. Yahoo! Many photos later. Now, it's time for a sandwich and a dip in our whirlpool tub. (great hotel!)
Dad and Mom with my son and his wife

Phyllis and Ed, married 70 years, and now in their 90s! 

I send Dad an amaryllis bulb every year for Christmas. This is the result of one of those bulbs.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Finishing up and getting packed

It's the last day of readiness prep for me, since I have Nifty Fifty tomorrow, so I have been working like a mad beaver to get the jobs done. I got the ten quilts for the head start kids all bound and finished, as well as the quilt for my grandson and for the woman whose home we will be staying in. I did the math on the little quilts and was flabbergasted to realize I used 35 yards of fabric making them! A real stash buster. (More room for new fabric...)
Mr Wazoo has been mowing lawns and getting the outside ship shape, too. Once the laundry is done, the refrigerator is cleaned out and the car is packed, we'll be on our way! Miss Molly will be visiting her two buddies, Toby and Teddy over at my quilting friend's house. She will be wined and dined in grand style and I am sure come home fat and happy.
My folks are celebrating 70 years of marriage and we will get to visit with relatives we haven't seen in years. It should be a once in a lifetime happy event. Stay tuned for the details!
first five kid quilts

great backs, too

second five kid quilts...and backs!

all ten piled up. So pretty!

Choden's quilt


hostess' quilt


Miss Molly

Teddy and Toby