We got home on Monday after a record breaking trip from ‘H-E-double hockey sticks’…
Without boring you TOO much and without going into too much detail…the first day on the road we had a TIRE BLOW-OUT…in the middle of no where..on the I-5 Freeway! Good Sam sent out a repair truck ‘lickity split’ that took almost three hours to get to us! Hubby had the spare tire fixed at the next small town and once we got to our camp-spot he did research on where we could get four new Michelin tires for the RV. (Our RV is only 3 1/2 years old so the tires ‘should’ be still good but who knows what kind of quality they are…clearly not good!) He found some Michelin tires (right size) in Stockton at a big tire dealer there and made an appointment for the next day. Thirteen miles from the tire shop, we had our SECOND tire blowout! Both blowouts were on the I-5 Freeway…we had just enough room to pull over but it sure wasn’t safe! Thank goodness we had the new spare…and thank goodness Good Sam sent a repair man out in less than hour! We made it to the tire shop 20 minutes before they closed…for the weekend! Needless to say, we hustled our way home after that! No Quilt Shop Stops for us! Just get me home! The RV now has a much needed ‘SPA DAY’ booked to repair the blowout damages to the fenders and under-belly! Looks like a bomb went off down there…but her new tires are looking mighty fine!
It feels SO good to be home!! No stitching going on YET…just lots of unloading… and the washing machine has been going non-stop!
Speaking of stitching…have you bought the book and have you been collecting the fabric for our ‘Where the Cows Come Home’ Sew-A-Long?
Remember it starts April FIRST! You still have time…
My tub is FULL of goodness (thanks to Kathy!) and is waiting…
My book is starting to get that lovely worn look to it! I DO love looking at it and I keep marvelling at how WELL WRITTEN this book is…clearly written for the ‘New to Wool Work’ quilter!
Kathy Cardiff and her daughter Taylor Olivera thought of EVERYTHING when they wrote this book…everything to make this quilt easier and more fun for ALL of us! Under the title of the book it says “A Block of the Month Quilt”…so that’s what we will do! One block a month…totally do-able! Before you know it, this sweet baby will be done and hanging!
If you don’t have your book and fabric, not to worry…Kathy has put together these sweet bundles of fabrics at a VERY sweet price and she is also selling her book…just GO HERE and place your order…pull out your wool bin and you will be all set!
Let me tell you, this quilt, in REAL life, is drop jaw gorgeous! (Here she is hanging in the ‘Country Loft Quilt Shop’…yup she stopped me in my tracks!!)
You can also use your own stash fabric…you just need the BOOK! Then let me know if you are on board! Remember you don’t HAVE to write a blog to participate…just send me your picture at the end of each month and I will publish it for you!
This will be a FUN Sew-A-Long…with no pressure…just the way I like it! No fuss, no muss…just a lot of SWEET, SWEET stitching!
Have a wicked Wednesday and Happy Stitching!~P