We’re back from our “vacay” and now I’ve got to get all caught up with everything. That is the trouble with vacations, isn’t it? Life goes on and there is always a pile of work to do when you get back. 🙁


As you may have guessed by now, DH and I went to Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. The idea was to ride the motorcycle on Skyline Drive. That was a good idea and a bad idea!!

It was a good idea because the weather was wonderful and the scenery is gorgeous.


Well, most of the scenery 😉


Riding on the back of the motorcycle does restrict my view sometimes!!

But part of the time it was a bad idea! I really don’t know what comes over me when I agree to some of DH’s ideas! Very soon after you enter the park on the north side, there is a stretch of road that has absolutely beautiful views. Unfortunately for me, with my irrational fear of heights and over-active imagination, there is not much in the way of guard rails or fencing to block those views.


So while we were hurtling along at 35 MPH and DH was bobbing his head around trying to take in the scenery, I was imagining us losing control, veering off the road, hitting that pathetically low stone wall, somersaulting over it and plummeting to our death!!!

At that point I was thinking, “Oh my goodness, I’ve got to endure 105 miles of this!! What a BAD idea!!”

Thankfully, most of Skyline Drive is NOT like that first stretch of road, and I was able to relax and enjoy the ride.


We stopped at a number of overlooks



And had a picnic lunch near the former summer home of President Hoover


Overall, we had a wonderful time.

But now it’s time to buckle down and get things done! The garden exploded while we were gone and I now have a number of things to can and freeze. I still have to hem the red dress I made for my friends little girl, which requires that I get her to try it on – I think we’re going to meet today for that. There are customer emails to answer and, of course, this is the end of the month, so I have to do invoicing.

And then, in my spare time, I’d like to work on the latest Bonnie quilt:


I’ve got all the foursie and half square triangle units sewn together and I’d like to sew them all into blocks. I might not make very much progress in the next couple of days, but maybe I can get a few done!

Also, while riding on the motorcycle, I had been thinking that I should explain the process of making Tea Leaves and then Darlene from Boston asked for information about it. I’m not sure when I’ll get it done, but I hope to have a tutorial sometime this week.

Click HERE to go over to Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. The Bonnie quilt isn’t on the design wall yet, but it’s close enough!!