Back to the Daily Grind

We’re back from our “vacay” and now I’ve got to get all caught up with everything. That is the trouble with vacations, isn’t it? Life goes on and there is always a pile of work to do when you get back. 😦


As you may have guessed by now, DH and I went to Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. The idea was to ride the motorcycle on Skyline Drive. That was a good idea and a bad idea!!

It was a good idea because the weather was wonderful and the scenery is gorgeous.


Well, most of the scenery 😉


Riding on the back of the motorcycle does restrict my view sometimes!!

But part of the time it was a bad idea! I really don’t know what comes over me when I agree to some of DH’s ideas! Very soon after you enter the park on the north side, there is a stretch of road that has absolutely beautiful views. Unfortunately for me, with my irrational fear of heights and over-active imagination, there is not much in the way of guard rails or fencing to block those views.


So while we were hurtling along at 35 MPH and DH was bobbing his head around trying to take in the scenery, I was imagining us losing control, veering off the road, hitting that pathetically low stone wall, somersaulting over it and plummeting to our death!!!

At that point I was thinking, “Oh my goodness, I’ve got to endure 105 miles of this!! What a BAD idea!!”

Thankfully, most of Skyline Drive is NOT like that first stretch of road, and I was able to relax and enjoy the ride.


We stopped at a number of overlooks



And had a picnic lunch near the former summer home of President Hoover


Overall, we had a wonderful time.

But now it’s time to buckle down and get things done! The garden exploded while we were gone and I now have a number of things to can and freeze. I still have to hem the red dress I made for my friends little girl, which requires that I get her to try it on – I think we’re going to meet today for that. There are customer emails to answer and, of course, this is the end of the month, so I have to do invoicing.

And then, in my spare time, I’d like to work on the latest Bonnie quilt:


I’ve got all the foursie and half square triangle units sewn together and I’d like to sew them all into blocks. I might not make very much progress in the next couple of days, but maybe I can get a few done!

Also, while riding on the motorcycle, I had been thinking that I should explain the process of making Tea Leaves and then Darlene from Boston asked for information about it. I’m not sure when I’ll get it done, but I hope to have a tutorial sometime this week.

Click HERE to go over to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. The Bonnie quilt isn’t on the design wall yet, but it’s close enough!!


3 thoughts on “Back to the Daily Grind

  1. I can’t believe you have all the pieces together already! I’m so jealous.

    I was hoping to start on them tonight, but at our reunion yesterday, I had two pleas for help making MCD shirts for cousins. Soon I’ll be having sewing classes in the evenings again. Kevin siad, “If you’re going to show them how to make a shirt, wouldn’t it be just as easy to make another one while you do that?” Guess I need to pull out the MCD fabric stash and see if I still have enough for a shirt or two or whatever. Oh, and they have a new granddaughter and asked if we have any small MCD dresses for her. Time to dig in the attic.


  2. What a nice get away for you and DH! He must have missed you so much the weekend before last that he wanted you all for himself.

    We had my son-in-law’s surprise 40th birthday this weekend and I had to give him his tractor quilt in pieces 😦 I laid all the blocks out on two tables pushed together and covered it with a sheet. He loved it! That’s all that matters. So now all these summer events are OVER and I will have more time to sew. I need to start my grandson’s quilt that I want to finish in time for him to take to college. I’d better get busy!!!!!!


  3. I get that same fearful feeling when I am not the driver. Put me behind the wheel and I have no problems. I really loved your pictures, you seem to have had a great time. Now, back to work!


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