Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Vacation - Day 3

Today, we drove down to Charleston for the day. We went on a horse drawn carriage ride through the French Quarter and past some fancy old homes. This is Smokey, our horse for the tour.

After we went on the tour, we walked through the open air Market and I got myself a couple of pairs of sterling silver earrings. When we left there, we went to People, Places and Quilts. It was a nice shop and the ladies there were all very nice and showed me almost everything they had in the shop. I ended up getting 5 different Civil War Reproduction fabrics and a couple of yards of the sock monkey brown fabric for a quilt pattern that I got from the Shop Hop.

OH MY GOD!!!! I almost forgot!! I won a basket from the Shop Hop last week! The shop in Lawrenceburg, IN called me today and told me that I won their basket that was a door prize and that I should come and get it! I am very excited - but I have no idea what is in the basket. Yeah, me!!

Also, I did bring some things to work on - the I Spy quilt, the Fall and Halloween big shirts, and the fruit table runner and placemats from a class I took in July. So far, I have cut out all the pieces for the I Spy and laid out the body and first row for the border. I haven't sewn anything, but it looks nice so far. And we found another shop that it within a couple of blocks from the condo. I will have to scope it out and let you know all about it!

Right now, we are waiting for my parents and my sister and her kids to show up. I haven't seen the kids in a few weeks, but I haven't seen my mom since the end of May or my dad since February 2006 so I am anxious to see them. And for them to see me since I have lost the weight.


Moneik said...

Sounds like you are having a great time on your vacation! I could really use one where I got to visit that many quilt shops. We're going to CO this weekend and I'm hoping to visit some quilt shops along the way.

teresa said...

Wow Jill: You are enjoying yourself! I am sooo jealous! Have fun!

Jen said...

Can't wait to hear about your next excursions; sounds like you're having a fabulous time.

Are you going to post a more recent picture of yourself for a before/after???!?

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

It sure sounds like you're having a great time. I've only seen Charleston in the movies but it sure looks like a beautiful place to visit.