Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

I don't normally write about things other than quilts, but this news was just way too important.  CHOCOLATE CHEERIOS!!!


















Can't wait to get my hands on some. 

I spent the last week on a cross coutry road trip, Utah to Philadelphia in a truck pulling a u-haul trailer.  My son, his wife and ten month old baby girl were moving from Vegas to Philly.  I sat with the baby, eating a lot of cheerios.  Thus, the added excitement for CHOCOLATE CHEERIOS.

The trip was 2100 miles long.  And we were lucky enough to only be behind one of the worst blizzards in 20 years by 4 hours.  I learned from some cute little old men at McDonalds in Kearney, Nebraska, that the largest quilt museum in the country was in Nebraska.  I still can't figure out why little old men would know this.  I learned that Iowa does not salt or sand their roads, and the wind blows very hard.  In a ten mile stretch east of Des Moines, we saw 145 cars and 10 tractor trailers on the sides of the road, forwards, backwards, upside down.  They also have ice on the roads, 3 inches thick.  I discovered Pennsylvania, not on the turnpike which was closed, but on all the tiny two lane, snow packed back roads at 15 miles an hour.  We made it safely, though.  Philadelphia had 30 inches of snow on the ground, and very few snow plows.  But the fun didn't end there.  Took three extra days to get a flight, then spent 10 hours in the Philly airport and had an overnight stay in Phoenix.  I did have a great time with my granddaughter though.

We got a great email this week from BEV BROOKENS in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania.

Thought I would send you pictures of two finished quilts from your Baby It's For You pattern. Both quilts are awaiting baby girls due any time. I think the pattern is easy and fun to do, and will use it again often.
Bev Brookens

Here are the pics.
























They are sooo cute.  Thanks for the pics Bev.

Here is our boy version.























If you are interested in the pattern, head on over to http://www.abbeylanequilts.com/ and you can get all the information. 
It was fun eating cheerios with Baby Genevieve, and seeing all the midwest states, but it is very nice to be back home.  Hope ya'll have a great week.

Janice and Marcea

1 comment:

e_donaldson said...

this is such a fun pattern and what a great baby shower gift it would make too!

- Elizabeth (elizabeth@missimagination.com)