Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One week.

For one week...
I looked at beauty.

Alaskan BEAUTY!!

Such a well-tended garden!

I also ate the BEST seafood chowder EVER!!
I'm going to start looking for a RECIPE!!!
I want to eat this every day!

This guy was sooo cute!!!

I saw more green than I've ever seen!
GREEN!!!
GREEN!!!
GREEN!!!

I camped a little with my daughter.

And went to a few quilt shops.

You know you're a REAL quilter...
when .....
You go to quilt shops even on
NON-quilting Vacations!!
;)
That's what I thought, anyway.

I needed some more fabric for my joseph's coat.
 I was so happy...
why??....
It means I'm making progress!!!
;)

Had to buy some UNnecessary fabric....

Plus...
some more UNnecessary fabric.

Oooooh! and I read.
What a good book!!!
Now...

Back to my sewing machine!!!
I've missed her humming along!
I also missed the first ripe tomatoes!
AND......

I missed this.
Can you believe he painted while I was gone??
My HERO!!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking us along, Beth!

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  2. You're having lots of fun! I've heard that book is good.

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  3. What a nice trip you had. Two things: I have an awesome clam chowder recipe courtesy of Walt Disney World. Let me know if you'd like me to email it to you. And, I listened to the audiobook "The Help" and it was wonderful. If you liked the read, I highly recommend listening to it. The narrator does an excellent job with the various voices in beautiful southern accents. I'm sure you're glad to be home.

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  4. Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time! I've started locating a quilt shop every time my hubby and I go out of town, buying fabric as a reminder of that trip instead of tchachkis! I'm glad to hear that The Help is a good book - you know the movie is about to come out this summer? And your husband is awesome!! What a sweet thing to do while you were gone!!

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  5. How wonderful you got to share some precious time with your daughter - I would love to see Alaska - and I did with you! Thank you. I'm sure everyone is glad to have you home as much as you are happy to be there.

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  6. Beautiful Beth. And, how nice to come home to a freshly painted house. I have a pretty good seafood chowder recipe. It has everything in it from salmon to lobster.

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  7. Must the time of the year all over the world for holidays. That's for the lovely photos.
    We are tripping around Aussie. No fabric shops were we are. :(
    My DD2 and family are in Scandinavia.

    http://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com

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  8. Sounds and looks like a great time Beth!

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  9. What a wonderful trip! We're going on a quick weekend trip in about 10 days -- I was planning on getting "The Help" to read on my trip, too.

    Glad to have you back!!! :)

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  10. What a pretty garden in that one photo. My friend recommended that book but I've been unable to find it in our stores, still looking. She loved it. When I travel I also will visit quilt shops when possible (my favorite place to shop!) even if I don't need a thing, they always inspire me and make me feel good.

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  11. Lovely trip and great photos. Thanks for sharing them. Unnecessary fabric... is there such a thing? Read the book and enjoyed it, too. The movie is coming out soon, if it's not out already. Happy stitching.

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  12. Beth,
    It's good to have you back! I followed Jane's comments while you were in Alaska and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course you had to buy fabric, what kind of a sewing woman would you be if you hadn't? Read "The Help" a few months back - it was very enjoyable.

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  13. Looks like fun! I have peeps in AK also! Small world.
    Say, that amazing first picture... looks like a Truffula Tree. Did you find out the name of it? It's so unusual!
    And how did you get your hobby to paint while you were gone? That would be a recipe I'd like to have.
    Hugs,

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  14. I went out of town without husband once...and came home to a sink of dishes and loads of laundry. Good for your husband! There is no such thing as unnecessary fabric!

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  15. Awww! I saw the Sew 'n Bee Cozy sign and got all excited! I used to live and teach high school in Seward for four years. That was my local store! :) Did you make it to any of the great shops in Anchorage?

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