Saturday, June 20, 2009

Home from vacation

Whew! Just home from vacation - 2012 driven miles - can you guess where I was? among other places? Yeppers, Winterset, Iowa, home of Fons and Porter. Naturally, I had to leave some cash in their shop. BTW this is a small shop and I had been told about it before visiting. It is not large at all. Winterset,Iowa is also John Wayne birthplace and also home of many covered bridges, and was featured in "Bridges of Madison County." It's a lovely small town, filled with interesting shops. I only stopped at the quilt shop.

I won't bore you (now) with my photos, but will post them soon, as I'm TIRED! Drove east across all of Nebraska, all of Iowa, across the Mississippi River into Illinois and up through Wisconsin, and back again. It was a good and safe trip, but we're glad to be home.

My poor hostas were NOT so lucky during a recent rain/hail storm. Honestly, I don't know why I even try, as they get hit every year!

I wasn't home 2 hours, until I was sewing on my strings. Also, family members gave/asked me for 3 more quilts. I'd better get busy!

7 comments:

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I'm glad you're home safe. It's always good to go somewhere else for a while but it's also good to get back home to our own "stuff."

Morah said...

Glad you're home safe & sound!

*karendianne. said...

Yeah! Welcome home. So great you were able to go to Fons & Porter's shop, too. Nice of you to support their business during these economic times. You're such a good soul!!! :) Hugs, *karendianne.

Joyce said...

Sounds like a nice trip. Any quilt shop is worth a visit but I'd go out of my way to see that one!

paula, the quilter said...

Welcome home. Your poor hostas! People keep saying we are having a strange spring and I keep saying we are have a normal spring. 10 years ago this kind of spring weather was normal and the folks new to the state do not realize this. Will your hosta recover?

The Calico Quilter said...

F & P's shop would definitely be on my list too - I love the magazine and expect they would have a lot of goodies! Sorry about your poor hostas. I can't grow them because the snails eat them, and quickly too. They could reduce a plant from a one gallon pot to a stub in only days. Hope your plants can recover. It is indeed strange weather. It's supposed to be 97 here today. Ridiculous.

Linda said...

Glad you're home safely. Did you find something to buy at F & P? Surely you bought something. As for your hostas, I gave up on them years ago. We are overrun with deer in our sub-division and hostas are gormet food for deer.
Linda in Southern Illinois