Tuesday, July 28, 2015

More Tuesday Trivialities


It sure feels good to be back home and back into our normal routine.  Actually, it’s a fairly new routine because DD is done with her classes for summer semester, so I’m not on Nana Duty Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday.  Not that I won’t be called to Nana Duty … in fact, I’ll be watching the kiddos tomorrow while DD visits her former step mom.  And I’ll be watching our Little Miss while her Mama and older siblings go to Six Flags with friends on Thursday.  So I won’t have to go too long between times spent with my grands.  Red heart

DH and I had a nice long chat on our way home Sunday about our trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  While his focus was to drive the entire Parkway, he realizes now that the trip could have been so much more enjoyable had we taken the time to see some of the wonderful sights along the way.  Winking smile 

When we travel to new places, we always try to find a jigsaw puzzle as a souvenir of our visit.  I broke open the puzzle yesterday morning and here’s what I was able to accomplish in an hour or two.IMG_3880It isn’t too difficult a puzzle to work, which is just as well as there is a lot of sky and ground that are always tougher areas to put together.  This is a view of the Linn Cove Viaduct, one of the highlights of our trip. 

I also finished up the BOM for my hand quilting Facebook group.  Friday is the day we can reveal this month’s blocks, so I’ll share here once I’ve shared on Facebook.  This month’s block included a first for me, and all in all, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

DH suggested that we drive over to Homestead Hearth since there’s nothing on our calendar today.  I think that I shocked him when I declined … I’m just not up for getting back in the car to drive 2.5+ hours (one way) – even for fabric!  Surprised smile  I know, it shocked even me.  Perhaps Friday or some day next week.  I am anxious to get the fabric, but I certainly don’t need it today … later this week or earlier next week will be more than soon enough.  We’ve still got a little over a month before we head to Hilton Head, so I’ve got ample time to get the fabric cut for hexies.  Winking smile

Summer has returned – with a vengeance!  We’re back in the mid 90s with heat indices well over 100.  IMG_3799I think it’ll be a good day to stay inside, crank up the A/C, work a little on our puzzle, and do some quilting. 
 
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!
Kathy

15 comments:

  1. We've visited the Linn Cove Viaduct several times when our girls were little. It is so cool hanging off the mountain like that. That is a beautiful area. Have you ever been to Grandfather's Mountain? It's pretty cool too!

    Hope you enjoy your day!

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  2. Years ago we went to visit my daughter in San Diego. For once it was very hot and she had no air conditioner. We went out and bought jigsaw puzzles cause it was to hot to move around. Stay cool!

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  3. it is too hot to do much of anything around here. I much prefer shopping for fabric on line then a 5 hour driving day - all that gas money could be spent on fabric instead LOL

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  4. Yep... we have that same heat. UGH.
    I love you all get a puzzle. Ricky & I want to start a new one ... if only I had some time. Sigh.

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  5. Love puzzles--fun idea for a reminder of your trips.
    Funny picture of the fan--but not so funny when you are living in the heat.
    My favorite quilt shop is a 2 hour drive through nothing. Sometimes I don't feel like the trip when DH suggests it, either. And after having had a long road trip, I can totally understand.

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  6. I love your puzzle collecting from each trip.. we have several puzzles that are made into wall art now.. how about you... do you mod podge and hang them on the wall ever? We have rain predicted all week.. but we need it so I won't complain... I also will be working on quilty endeavors.. glad you have the puzzle to switch it up :) Have a blessed week! Kathi

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  7. Stay cool and enjoy your day! ~Jeanne

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  8. Looks like a fun puzzle. I would not want to get in a car after that long trip either. Hmmm maybe I can have the kids put a puzzle together on the floor - they are enjoying some tv shows on netflix - they have not watched anything since Friday =) Poor dears....

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  9. Oh I love puzzles too! Love your fan photo!!!!!! We have been in this heat wave for several weeks now. Feel like temps of 111 even make me fell hot and I usually love it! Looking forward to your hexie block!

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  10. After being on a road trip, I agree that getting back in the car even for fabric isn't much fun. Love the fan picture.

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  11. Oh, Kathy, here, too! I had to make an errand run (3 stores!) this morning. I'm staying inside for the rest of the day.

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  12. I'd be jumping in the car for that drive!!! lol

    Love the melting fan!

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  13. Love your idea of buying a puzzle on your trips! Stay cool and enjoy your time with the grands.

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  14. Wow, you sure got a lot done on that puzzle in a short time! Makes me want to break open one now too!

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  15. With all your do, keeping the Grans, working puzzles, traveling and quilting, I don't know how you find the time to blog. :o)) And, another trip to Hilton Head is just around the corner. Happy weekend!

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