Well it's been a fun couple of weeks, mostly. I've enjoyed working, driving through country roads and looking at all the gorgeous fall colors....
This was the burning bush in my driveway.
Not as pretty as some, but impressive still.
At least until this happened....
Melted now, thank goodness.
Thing 2 and I went to Dublin, Ohio, for the Ohio Pen Show. I had no idea so many folks were into fountain pens. We had a blast! Sam collects and restores vintage fountain pens, and was truly in his element.
That was the "parts" table. AMAZING.
This was the Scheaffer guy's table.
I think what impressed me most was the number of really expensive pens just laying around - $2-3,000! And no theft. Amazing.
While Sam was busy at the show, I was checking out quilt shops. My first stop was right by the hotel, Red Rooster Quilts....OH MY. Budgets may have been broken. I missed out taking pics of the shop itself, everyone was so friendly and nice I spent the time visiting and spending instead. This was my haul....Kim Diehl fabrics!!!
I LOVED this shop. I highly recommend it. Fantastic selection, beautiful quilts hanging on the walls, and the friendliest people ever.
The second shop I went to was Quilt Beginnings. Another great shop!!! I had spent my budget at Red Rooster, so was just browsing, but you know how that goes....they had a quilt made up that I fell in love with, and when I found the pattern I simply had to have it.
She's a treadle lady!!!!!!!!!! Can't you just see her hanging in my sewing room???? I adore her. I've never spent that much money on a pattern in my life, but I just had to have her.
There was a little of this....
Sam is very fun to go antiquing with! And on Sunday, I was able to meet with my homeschooling friend Martha, who I've known for over 20 years but never got to meet in person - what a dear sweet friend she is!! So lovely to give her a great big hug in person.
The pen show ended on Sunday, and we booked an extra night so we could go to the Columbus Zoo on Monday, it was also right by the hotel. Unfortunately, Sam woke at 2am, so sick....we ended up leaving for home around 10am. He's better now, but of course shared it with me.
No stitching got done in Ohio, I brought it with me but the light in the room wasn't bright enough for me. Well, and I was too busy, lol. Since I've been home, I've worked 3 days and also been sick. Over the worst of it now, thank goodness!
Today, my oldest son brought me a present.
LOL not really - it's his kitty, Sophie, and she's staying at my house for a week. She seems quite happy already!!
You may recognize my over-size cutting table - it's hers for now. She's fascinated with the windows, and she's seen her first deer!
She's enthralled....I think it's going to be a fun week!
Now let's see if I can get caught up with all of you!
See you soon!