Thursday, September 10, 2015

On the Road Again

It's here - it's finally here - time to head toward our Happy Place. Instead of leaving at oh-dark-thirty and driving like crazy to get to within 4-5 hours of Hilton Head, we chose to get up when we were ready (still earlier than we thought we'd get up - ha!), take our time packing up and head out by 9:00. Like I said, we were up earlier than planned so we were on the road by 8:00 ... and were in Paducah by 11:00.  Our first stop was Kirchhoff's.
DH got a gyro and I got my usual - a chicken salad on cranberry walnut bread - yum!  Of course, no stop at Kirchhoff's would be complete without a visit to their bakery section.  I could have made my meal out of those delectables. They had a cinnamon roll that was the size of a dinner plate - I kid you not.  I chose a couple of cowboy cookies ... one for the rest of today's journey and another for tomorrow.

We then drove to Paper Pieces, where I'd hoped to be able to pick up a Lap App (as I mentioned last Saturday), but alas their shipment isn't due until the 15th.  Jess (bless her heart) offered to sell me hers, but she'd left the ironing cover at home. Instead I picked up a pack of 3/4" hexies and 3/4" honeycombs ... I think that my next EPP project will be a Patchwork of the Crosses.  Since I generally prefer the smaller repro prints, I don't have anything in my stash that would be "fussy-cuttable" ... so our next stop was Hancock's of Paducah.
Ding ding ding - we have a winner - fabrics at half price!  I'll need more, but I think that this is a fabulous start.
Needless to say, the trip so far has been a smashing success. Ha!

We've got a full day's drive tomorrow ... followed by a 4-hour drive on Saturday. We should get into Hilton Head in time for a nice lunch on Skull Creek before checking into our condo.  I'm not sure how much time I'll be spending online ... the beach will be calling my name, and if I'm not on the beach, I'll probably be out on our balcony, stitching my hexies (for my Martha Washington's Flower Garden). 

So until later, I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!
Kathy

23 comments:

  1. have fun and looks like you got off to a great start!! I will have to remember that bakery next time I am near Paducah

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  2. It sounds like a great trip so far. Enjoy the beach.

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  3. Have fun! Hancocks of Paducah - I hope to someday set foot in that place!
    Be safe my friend, and enjoy! We'll be on the road in a couple of days too.

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  4. Sounds perfect, have a wonderful time. Lunch sounds like it was yummy and I like the fabric you bought. Have a safe drive.....

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  5. Sounds like you are making the most of your road trip.
    You found some wonderful fabrics for fussy-cutting! Looking forward to seeing the magic you make with them. : )

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  6. glad you got to stop in a fave place for lunch... and dessert!! lol Hope they will ship you one when it comes in.. or will you stop on your way home if they are in to save shipping costs?? Love your new fabrics you got for half off.. I hope you enjoy your POTC once you start it :) Enjoy your time away.. write to us when you can :) Kathi

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  7. Sounds like a great start to your holiday! Enjoy that beach!

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  8. Awesome start for a vacation. Lovely fabrics, too. Enjoy!

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  9. I hope you have a great time!! It already looks like my kind of trip. I hope you have lovely weather.

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  10. So glad almost everything is going great! Enjoy! ~Jeanne

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  11. Have fun at the beach, looks like the weather is going to be beautiful

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  12. Well, obviously I should have read this blog post before I asked was POTC was! Ha!

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  13. Sounds like a very successful stop in Paducah! Enjoy your happy place and all the walks on the beach.

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  14. That material is really pretty. Hope you have a wonderful time at the beach!!!

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  15. Oh I could soo easily be in your backseat traveling along with you on this trip, lol. Or at least traveling in a car behind you, lol. I would have been giddy to find fabric 1/2 off and you got some REALLY pretty pieces....soo fun. And then sitting right there on the beach relaxing and stitching, well CAN it get much better? I am not sure it can! lol ENJOY every moment of it my friend!

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  16. Its nice to not get up early sometimes, but just go when you want... that's what a relaxing trip is about.

    HIGH FIVE for half price fabric! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  17. Oh, that sounds like a wonderful start to your time away! Continue to have fun and enjoy it all
    Hugs and love,
    Elaine

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  18. Have a wonderful, wonderful time! We've just got home from visiting our kids in Alberta, and will be heading back again in just a couple of weeks, this time for a whole month with them, lots to do out there.

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  19. Your trip is off to a yummy start, good food and great fabrics. Have fun!

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  20. I'm just now making my way over here, so I guess, by now, you are enjoying the beach at Hilton Head. Soak up a few rays for me, will you? Ed took me to St. Simon's, last week, and I had a wonderful time.
    Bright and early, in the morning, I'll be having my surgery...Will glad to have it behind me, and I'm praying it helps! Thanks for your prayers and hugs :)
    Kathy

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  21. Great start for your trip! That's a nice group of fabrics you gathered at Hancock's, too.

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  22. Oh, so fun. You can really hold off on the second cookie a whole day? Not me...

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  23. now that is the mother ship...hancock's of paducah....on my bucket list...thanks for a preview!

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