Friday, August 11, 2006

I'm back!



Just briefly though! I had a wonderful visit with my friend, Mary. She played right along with the group for Canoe Carnival (that's our float in the picture...the float was called "Shock the Monkey" and the banana in the center pulled a lever and gave the monkey on the Empire State building a shock every time the words "shock the monkey" came up in the Peter Gabriel song). Once Carnival was over we did some traveling around the area. We went to Lancaster, PA for some quilt shopping, did an evening tour of historic Philadelphia and even took a ride to Liberty State Park where we caught the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, she got caught in the whole airport debacle yesterday. We dropped her off at 2:45 yesterday for a 4:55 flight. She was through security by 3:15, but at 10 last night she was still sitting on the tarmac, waiting to take off! She finally landed at about 1:15 our time, 12:15 Houston time.

I enjoyed her visit so much and she taught me how to make a Cathedral Windows quilt! That will be a long time in the making!

I've missed all of you, it was great to finally catch up with what everyone was doing. Ten days without reading blogs left me with a lot to read!

9 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, what an amazing float!! I hope you won a prize!

Mary said...

Ellis Island is one of the places on my list to visit.

I pulled my Cathedral Windows quilt out this year but haven't touched it in a few months - I need to put it by my chair in the living room so I can work on it little by little.

Darcie said...

You certainly packed a lot of terrific sites into just a few days, Carolyn. And float making as well? And I'm sure a bit of *life* was thrown in too...you're amazing! ;-)

cher said...

oh I know that feeling of being behind on reading...what a wonderful time you had with your friend...

EileenKNY said...

You had a great time with your friend, and that time is priceless. Too bad she had to go through all that stuff at the airport. I'm afraid that is how life is going to be for at least the next few months.
I read the blogs everyday and I can't keep up, so don't feel too left out.

Finn said...

Sounds like a wonderful, happy time Carolyn. And good memories for times to come. Glad to have you back with us*VBS* Hugs, Finn

ForestJane said...

Glad you had a great visit with your friend, but sorry she had difficulties flying back!

The float looks wonderful. :)

Susan said...

The float is fabulous! How creative!

There's nothing like a visit with a good friend. Glad to see you "back" here, though.

Laura said...

The float is fantastic! You are all so talented, I can't imagine the time that goes into one of these.