Thursday, August 19, 2010

And we're off! (Well, soon anyway)

Well, it's almost time to leave for vacation and I've come to terms with the fact that this is all that is getting done on my August Schnibble.  Here is the middle of my Plan C.  I'm really happy with how it turned out using the Prayer Flag fabrics.  I think it was a good choice for this pattern! 


I'll finish it up when we get back.  This heap is what I've gotten done on the border strips so far...


It was a valiant effort, but I'm just letting it go!  It will get done when it gets done! Jelly Roll Sampler quilt will also get done when it gets done at this point.  I got the last block done, but never even got to choose the fabric for the sashing.  I do think I'm going to do a piano key border using all the fabrics though.  Shouldn't take too long.

So, even though we are leaving tomorrow, I took today off to tend to the million + 1 things that need to be done before vacation.  Last minute odds & ends, shopping, needed a new pair of sandals, cleaning the house, on-line checkins, etc.  And I thought just maybe I'd get a few minutes to sew a few stitches today too.  What I wasn't planning on was breaking a tooth this afternoon eating a piece of chicken.  I just kept looking at the piece of tooth in my hand saying "this didn't really just happen, did it?"  Yeah, it did.  And it hurt.  Couldn't drink anything, way too sensitive, couldn't eat and even breathing in air hurt.  I was on the phone to my dentist within about 30 seconds.  Luckily he took me immediately (one of the perks of going to the same dentist for 23 years, you get great emergency service).  The whole office knows our family is going on vacation, so they took good care of me.  Of course, now I'm looking at a new crown when we come back but at least he put a strong temp on the tooth so I can eat and drink with abandon (good thing, as food and drink are a BIG part of this trip o:) )  

So, we're off to one of our very favorite places....

WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!!

The whole gang of us.  We're thrilled to be able to take our whole family this time.  Even though they (except grandson Rick) are grown up, they love Disney.  Us too.  o:)  Here we all are on an earlier trip...
Here's hubby with his idol, Walt...

And being silly with son, DIL and DGS...

And here we are are having some fun with the characters...


And with daughter Ariel (no, not named for the mermaid) at the Tree of Life...

Okay, so I definitely have Disney on my mind...but we're really looking forward to this trip. Our son & DIL have had a tough year with some medical issues and some other sad things, so we're really glad to do this for them. So, I'm hoping that my broken tooth is the worst of our problems as we fly from the hot heat & humidity of Phila to the hotter heat & humidity of Florida. Mickey, here we come!!!!

3 comments:

Dee said...

Sorry about your tooth, but have a great time at Disney. They don't call it 'The Happiest Place in the World' for no reason.

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt!

Have a great time!

Carrie P. said...

Well at least it won't be a shock when you step off the plane. Enjoy your trip and glad you were able to get in the dentist. Your schnibbles looks really nice so far.