Ashley came home for the weekend, while Brian and some of his friends did a little winter hiking in Evan's notch, not too far from here. It's always nice to have Ash come home for a visit and even nicer when it is for a few days. We spent a little time chatting, drinking coffee, playing Guitar Hero and we went on a road trip to Keepsake Quilting.
Yes, this is going to become my Queen Bee......I think I will call her Lady Beetrice. It was fun seeing which fabric Ashley was attracted to and how different it was from what I liked. Ash is definitely into the 70's "mod" type fabric.....me....not so much. (been there done that already... ;) I did however promise to make her a new handbag. Interestingly enough when it came to picking out fabric for her bag, she was more conservative than I would have thought. I was thinking, great....I can work with some Amy Butler fabric, because that is definitely more on the "mod" side, but Ash ended up choosing some batiks. (I love batiks so it will be fun)
....and.....we traveled in style! I'm sure a few of you may remember that I got a new car last spring. It was a sporty glacier blue Honda CR-V. Great little car that I just never felt very comfortable in. I have always driven vans and originally wanted to move into a Pilot when we traded in our last van, now that there are only 2 kids left home. With the gas prices being what they were, I let Ken convince me that the CR-V was the right choice....and I loved how sporty it was. Unfortunately I never found it to be very comfortable and when I did a fiber show this past fall, I ended up having to leave stuff behind because I couldn't get it all in :(
With the first snowfall up here, we realized that the tires on the CR-V were NOT good in the snow, so instead of putting new tires on it, I traded it in for the Pilot. Do I wish it was a wee bit more gas efficient...absolutely, but I travel a lot with the dogs or to fiber shows and the alternative was going to be renting a small U-haul, so in the end it is what it is....and I have to admit, I feel much safer and worlds more comfortable. :)
I will leave you with a few more snowy pictures.......
Cleo, God bless her little soul HATES the snow. Can you tell from her expression? She sits on the stoop and shivers.......... while......
Gypsy romps and frolics in the snow. Cleo is still a Texas gal in spirit but Gypsy is a true mountain dog through and through...LOL.
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!