Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's Wednesday Already?

It's amazing how having a day off can completely throw you off for the rest of the week. We enjoyed our Memorial Day. Somehow we wound up with no kids at home for the majority of the was with friends, another working and the oldest is in Florida with a few of his fraternity brothers. We almost didn't know what to do with ourselves since it was so quiet! :o)

My husband fired up our big green egg and smoked two pork butts. We shredded part of one and had pulled pork sandwiches for dinner. The remaining meat was put into the freezer to be pulled out on Friday and served Saturday night to our float group. While that was smoking, I finished hand stitching down the binding on my Underground Railroad quilt. Since it's been washed, it's hard to see the quilting in this picture, but I used my Baptist Fans template on it...that design just looks great on everything! I'm so happy to have it done.

Over the weekend, JoAnn's was having a huge sale, so I ran over and picked up two more colors of yarn to make prayer shawls with. These two colors are supposed to be "painterly colors" and will have a soft, gradual striping through the shawls. I'm anxious to start, but won't until I finish the one I have started. Hopefully that will be done soon and I'll post a picture. The book is for the Bible Study I'll be participating in come June. We're studying the book of Esther, I'm looking forward to it since I've never been to a Bible Study before.

I've seen some beautiful work as I head through blogland...I'm trying to be better about commenting, but it's slow progress. But I'm visiting and reading...

Only 15 more days of school here, 13 for me and then I'm heading to Virginia with my daughter to look at the University of Mary Washington. We're looking forward to a little rest and relaxation on the trip, but since we'll only be gone two days, I'm not sure we'll get it. Are there any "must see" places in Fredericksburg we should visit once we're done our campus tour?


atet said...

I've worked with the Lion homespun before, it's a lot of fun seeing the stripse form and they are pretty soft and look great.

Mary said...

It may feel strange to have kidless days but take it from me - it's kind of nice when they're gone for good (except when I'm missing them).

I have the prayer shawl book and have made one - for me. I love the concept and I need to find a place to donate them and make more.

Screen Door said...

I love the quilt. Someitmes kidless is nice. Have a safe trip.

Jen said...

Hi- I saw your comment about Mary Washington (I'm an alum). Must see places, beyond the campus? Carl's for ice cream (anyone can give you directions), Caroline Street, Princess Anne Street, Sammy T's for lunch, a stroll or drive down Washington Avenue to see the homes. There is also a visitor center downtown on Caroline Street, and a nice little respite is Alum Springs Park, within a 1/2 mile from campus.

Do you already have lodging? If not, I recommend the Richard Johnson Inn on Caroline.

I graduated in '96 and there is so much more to Fredericksburg since then (shopping, dining, etc.), but downtown has kept its charm.

I did my graduate work at JMU, but I sure did miss Mary Wash!

I also serve as a class agent, so if you have any questions I can answer, I'm at


JoAnna said...

Fredericksburg is lovely. I second Jen's vote for Sammy T's. They make an amazing apple and cheese sandwich. Yumm-o.

Libby said...

Great quilt - I'm going to have to try some fans myself.