Tomorrow my husband and I are getting in our car and heading down the road! We are driving from Kansas to Scottsdale, Arizona and I am so excited!! I love ROAD TRIPS! There is just something about getting in a car and driving. It is a great time to talk about life, read a book, listen to music or just be quiet. We often find out-of-the-way places to stop and eat, which is sometimes great and sometimes not so great! It's a good thing we like each other since we will be in a car together for 2 days!!
Our trip takes us from south/central Kansas, through the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas, through New Mexico and on to Arizona. After spending the night in New Mexico we will arrive in Scottsdale Friday evening.
On Saturday, we will pick up our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter at the airport. They are spending the whole week with us!!! WooHoo!
(I love this picture of my granddaughter, Parker! Makes me crack up every time I see it! Can 7 month old babies wink???)
So far, our plans include: swimming, napping (well at least the baby will nap), shopping, eating out, going to the zoo, reading, and hopefully a few trips to quilt stores. It is going to be a week of pure bliss!
This wallhanging is called "Mom and the Snowbirds" and it reminds me of my mom and Arizona. My parents have gone to Arizona in the winter for years and years. Since mom passed away, dad has continued to go. My husband and I love Arizona and are now becoming my parents......doing a winter get-a-way in Arizona!! Funny how the circle comes around.
Back to the quilt.....Mom sometimes embroidered on tea towels (and quilt squares) while she was in Arizona. I happened to get a set of towels one year for Christmas. The embroidered squares in this quilt were made by mom cut from those tea towels.
I am one of those people who is sentimental and I couldn't see myself using the tea towels. I wanted to keep them and enjoy them, just not use them. So, I cut them up and used them in the quilt. The "snowbirds" are the flying geese. I keep the quilt hung in my laundry room where I get to enjoy it almost every day.
I will post and share photos of my week when I get back home. Until then, "Happy Trails"!
P.S. I just remembered that one of the projects that I am taking with me to work on is an embroidery project. Like I said, the circle comes round and round!