Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Part 2--The Road Trip Home



Late last night I did get some stitching time on Northanger Abbey by The Sampler Girl.

I hope to do more in the next couple of days but on the ride there and back I held Abbie so no stitching accomplished during the travel.





We stopped at a couple of shops and old stores and this book I found at an antique store in the middle of some very old books. Copyright 1987. Mostly French sampler motifs and what a charm indeed! I was excited to find this.








A few glimpses inside the book~~~~~~~



Most designs are enlarged enough to stitch. No color coding included here but the first chapter actually encourages replicating these if possible.

Many, many beautiful alphabets to choose from.







Beautiful redwork samplers.







Just wanted to share a pic at random here. We just got home and after Abbie ran around the house erractically, she got quiet and was found here curled on top of my scroll frame canvas case :0



Quickly to retreat back to a lounging position. She is so tired and so am I.



But we truly bonded on our little road trip.



She says, "To know me.......is to love me"









We went back through Sylva, N. C., a very cute town with a really cool old general store.






With a large Vera Bradley selection and 40% off sale.











A town that is at the bottom of this bliss~~~~~~





Make sure you honk your horn through this.






And then more of this~~~~~~~




Abbie and me.......taking it all in.



We saw lots of icicles on the side of the mountain.




And there was lots of traffic too. It was very hard to take pictures in a moving vehicle.




But then, at times, there were onlookers who suddenly stopped for a picture and almost caused accidents.

The skies were so beautiful that it was hard to believe that a storm would soon be coming into this area.




But the trip went by too fast and now we are totally pooped out but we have several more days to rest......in between laundry and taking down Christmas decorations.

I also will be inserting the CD that came with my camera to read the directions on how to use the camera to get the best pictures. I'm having alot of trouble with many pics turning out more yellow, especially with close-ups.


Another issue is that my laptop, my lifeline, is on the way out. My warranty stops in April 2010 and guess what? I have a connection issue with the cord and the monitor. It blinks now to dim, off and on if I move with the computer. We have to find the warranty tomorrow which means alot of digging through paper work in the basement. I can't live without a computer though, so we will be digging and hopefully find it. This same issue was the demise of my last laptop.




But if I just keep the feeling I got from this view, then tomorrow will be peaceful.

10 comments:

  1. Love all your photos, especially those icicles!

    Looks like a great book you picked up on your travels.

    Your little Chihuahua looks a lot like my sister's Chihuahua. His name is Taco, and he has the same colouring. I bet Abbie is a bundle of energy!

    I laughed when you said about honking your horn through the tunnel. My DH thinks I'm crazy honking the horn through tunnels, but everyone does it!

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  2. Wonderful pictures.... thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your progress is looking good! That kind of border work is slow-going, but the result is looking gorgeous. Miss Abbie is truly a cutie; I like her wispy ears.

    Wish I'd been there to see the icicles! I'm also working on cleaning/organizing the house for New Year's! Except that I got fed up with doing the laundry bit by bit and hauled it all to the new laundromat around the corner! Now, I can sort through it all "in peace", lol! I want to hurry up and finish so that I can stitch!

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  4. Love the picture of Abbie under the 'to know me is to love me' caption. She's so sweet!! I loved the picture you were able to get the other day of her tail wagging. Too cute!

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  5. The pictures are beautiful! I am so glad you had a good trip. I just love Sylva. We pass through there often when going up to the mountains. The snow and ice really linger in the mountains.

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  6. Beautiful pictures. I can only imagine how pretty that whole area is. You didn't say whether you bought any of those Vera Bradley bags. I have such a weakness for those things. And boo on your computer acting up. I've been going through that for weeks. DH bought me a new one for Christmas because he knows that I would go through severe withdrawals without out!

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  7. Hey Rowyn! Yep our Abbie is a bundle of energy. I like Taco for a name, that's cute.
    Yes, everyone was honking their horns through their, scared Abbie for a minute.
    She has such sensitive ears.

    Oh, the icicles were beautiful!

    Sherry, isn't Sylva a cute town?
    We were hoping to eat at the bakery but they had already closed their lunch menu by the time we got there.
    But I went to the general store and drooled at the Vera Bradley and the Pandora jewelry and the She Beads. I did pick up a few things of Vera Bradley on the 40% off table.

    Jennifer

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  8. Hey Rowyn! Yep our Abbie is a bundle of energy. I like Taco for a name, that's cute.
    Yes, everyone was honking their horns through their, scared Abbie for a minute.
    She has such sensitive ears.

    Oh, the icicles were beautiful!

    Sherry, isn't Sylva a cute town?
    We were hoping to eat at the bakery but they had already closed their lunch menu by the time we got there.
    But I went to the general store and drooled at the Vera Bradley and the Pandora jewelry and the She Beads. I did pick up a few things of Vera Bradley on the 40% off table.

    Jennifer

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  9. I had to use the same background because reds and greens just make my heart go thumpity thump! By the way, I love your new book!

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  10. What lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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