Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What a wonderful family weekend!

Every summer, the first weekend in August is Sweet Corn Days in Estherville.  This weekend is a great time for family & friends to reconnect & this year was no exception.  With many of the kids here, we had to take some pictures.  Since Grandpa had just driven a new tractor onto the farm, the grandkids decided it would make a wonderful backdrop for a picture.  You can tell how much fun everyone had just finding their perfect spot - what fun!

And here I am with just the grandkids in front of the house!  Aren't grandchildren just the best! 

The last time I posted I was heading to Galena, IL for their quilt show & I was so excited to see my Battle Series & Generals Series displayed in the quilt shop there, Phat 1/4's Quilt Shop.  Well, to my dismay, they had about 12" of rain in 12 hours a couple days before we arrived & what a mess.  The very old DeSoto House Hotel in downtown Galena where they were planning to host the quilt show was flooded, as was the quilt shop.  What a disappointment!  I felt so sorry for everyone & the messes they had to clean up, let alone the damage they incurred.  Then to top it off, I haven't found my camera since returning, so not even any pictures to show you of what we did do.

We did have a wonderful getaway though & really enjoyed the tour of General Grant's home there.  They do a wonderful job of keeping the house open to the public which continues the Civil War history there in Galena.

Then we made the drive to visit Jill Shaulis at her www.yellowcreekquiltdesigns.com in Pearl City, IL.  Jill had designed a new quilt for the show, Grant's March, & I snapped a quick photo of her in front of the new quilt, but ... of course, it's also on my lost camera.

Well, so it goes - Have a great week, everyone!

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