Sunday, April 19, 2009
Back in Oregon
I'm back from Nebraska - my whirlwind trip! I had a great time. It was just the right mix of family and quilting friends! The photo above is my niece with Mom at cake time.
It's official I had the ugliest rental car in the nation! The "gold" Ford Focus was surprisingly BRIGHT! I was pulled up next to a school bus and compared ... I was just as bright but greener!! G's husband who is a shriner clown said "Egads!" when he saw it! No further validation needed!
I stayed at J&L's "bed and breakfast" There were even mints on my pillow! And it was delightful to sit and visit each night after a busy day. Thanks again!
And here's C, G, and J at the International Quilt Museum and Study Center. We saw the Grace Snyder quilts and a great chintz quilts display. You can see what we saw by following the link. We also visited one of my favorite quilt shops - a rolling party!!
Other highlights included lunch/quilt talk with the gals at the office; my small quilting group meeting; a book club meeting and the quilt guild meeting! It was a whirlwind of fun! Thanks to everyone for making room for me in their schedule!
We're babysitting in Portland - first we took Miss P home with us to the beach. Then we came up and took care of Mr M for the weekend. Monday and Tuesday we babysit our usual gig. We had so much fun at the beach with Miss P. When we went to the aquarium, we went to the Passages of the Deep - and I heard Miss P say "It's [her name], I'm here at nana and papa's." It just melted my heart!!
Mr M was wonderful - he slept thru the night for us. The dogs, on the other hand ... well, not as good! I think they have spring fever! It's green and flowering here - everyone is out in their yards or playing games in the circle - they're not used to spring behavior again yet! Dogs gotta bark!