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Comment by SandyO yesterday

Iceland is on my bucket list too, Lynne.  There is a great tour that I've looked at several times but it's a small ship cruise and I need to see how I like the small ships as compared to the river boats (my all-time favorite way to travel!).

We're home safely from Shipshewanna.  It really IS a great place and when you set up your trip I'll recommend the hotel we stayed at.  Clean, well-located, reasonable rates and a nice manager/wife.

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Saturday

Emily is 10m going on 11, Jackie.  She Is just beginning to learn how to play.  So far, it is fun for her.  She likes to hit and can connect with the ball pretty well.  Not sure what type of team she is on - community or rec center team.

There is some concern about the weather here tonight.  They were predicting possibility of really severe stuff, but now it looks like it is north of here.  More life mid-MO and IA.  Heads up all of you and keep safe.

I am down to the last quilt to hand sew the binding.  I have to make labels for a couple of them to finish them up.  Those are mine, so no hurry.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Comment by Peg on Friday
Lynne, my DD is in Iceland right now with friends. The pics I've seen so far are gorgeous. They plan to see it all in 5 days - and likely will!
Comment by Lynne (APMom) on Thursday

Praying it is all better by the time you have your CT appointment.

Shipshewanna is another spot on my travel bucket list.  My list isn't long, I kind of like staying home.  Hubby has a cousin in MI that likes to go there and wants us to meet them there sometime.  The trick is finding dates that work for everyone.  We are going to the Canadian Rockies in a few weeks so that ticks another one off.  The only other really big one is Iceland.  I don't know why I want to go there but everyone who has been there says it is a neat place.  I'm going to mention it to the gals from the bank when we go on our trip.

I decided to drag out all my tops and find backs for them.  Made a nice dent in my large yardage stash. 

Youngest's GF is graduating from college this weekend.  Her parents are friends of ours and invited us to a party celebrating the big event.  I asked him what I should give her.  He said, "She really likes blankets maybe you could give her a quilt, she likes teal."  Sure son, I can just get one of those ready by Sunday!  I might check the stash and see if there is one that is already done that I can give her instead.  

Enjoy the sunshine today, it sounds like there is actually a day with no rain in the forecast!

Comment by SandyO on Thursday

Thinking good thoughts...and a prayer or two....for a good report on your CT scan.  Please keep us all in the loop.

Comment by diane on Thursday

Jan my daughter moved to ankeny a couple months ago. Let me know next time your there and have free time. I'll come see you

I had a Dr. Appt yesterday for an enlarged lymph node in my jaw. Have to have a ct in june then will decide from there. I'm not concerned is that bad?

Comment by Jackie Orton on Wednesday

Jan, what age group does your DGD play in?  Riley played in Ankeny this past weekend, too!  But she had 3 games on Saturday and a couple on Sunday.  She plays in the U12 age group.

You are the traveler supreme, Sandy!!

Hugs and prayers..

Comment by SandyO on Wednesday

Hello All....DH and I are in Shipshewanna, IN with our Gypsy Travel Group. They are the friends we get together with once a year to explore an area of the country we've not visited (for the most part; sometimes we've gone to a place recommended by one of our members).  There are 10 of us on this trip from Texas, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and us, from Iowa.  We're have such fun seeing all the sights. This is an Amish area plus it has the midwest's largest flea market two days a week from May - Sept.  100 acres; 900 vendors! Of course, some of it is repeats but I've found lots of good stuff.  There are also several quilt shops here because the Amish make beautiful quilts.  We'll be home on Saturday. It's a one day (loooong day, however) trip.  Next year we're going to Deadwood, SD

Comment by Jan from Iowa/Arkansas on Wednesday

Thanks for the nice comments on the crazy Halloween tops.  I thought of you Marcia with all that purple fabric!!  Hopefully they will be okay when quilted.  I still have the two Christmas wall hangings to do before I can ship it all off to my friend.  She is in no hurry, so no pressure.

The past two weeks have been crazy.  After the trip to mid-MO for the graduations, we made a trip to Mayo/s to have DH's hip replacement checked out.  It was replaced in 2006, and he had not been back since 2007.  All is well, still working fine.  He has significiant arthritis in his spine, but the doc said given his age it was normal.

We returned to Ankeny to stay with DD#3 and attended DGD's softball game on Fri night.  It was so cold and windy.  We made it through one game, but the other was 2 hours later so DDD#3 took us to her house and we were able to warm up.  On Sat while DH went to more games for the grandkids, I went to a play with my friend Linda at the Civic Center.  It was good and I enjoyed catching up with her.  We returned to AR on
Sunday to much nicer weather - sunny and mid-seventies. 

Tuesday I had the church quilt group here.  That was fun.  I had four quilts to sew the binding down on.  (Two donation and 2 mine)

Today I had an echocardiogram.  Guess it proved a do have a beating heart in my chest.  I go see the doctor in late June.  Otherwise, all is well.

DH has been working in the shop since getting home.  Not sure what he is doing.  I cleaned the house on Monday and Tuesday and caught up on laundry.

Tonight is the finale of Survivor.  Looking forward to that.

When I get the quilts done, I'll post pictures.

Peg, your quilting is awesome and I am sure the couple will love the quilt.  True work of art.

Froggie, you have been busy also. 

I am done with all the nasty weather in the Midwest.  No more severe storms.  We are okay, and I'm thankful for that.  But there has been a lot of flooding and tree damage around here.

Quilty hugs and prayers for all in need.

Comment by Lynne (APMom) on May 23, 2017 at 8:15am

So glad you figured out the posting problem Darce.  A lot of people must have the same issue, it sure has been quiet here the last while. 

I finally got the shop sample done.  I don't think I will keep this one,  just too much pink in it to suit me.  Now I am finishing up a leader/ender top for the church camp pile.  I have a couple of pairs of jeans to mend and then I can get back to the twin tops I was working on for the girls earlier.  I also need to get a baby quilt quilted before next week.  I promised the grandma I would have it done before we leave on our trip and since she is going along as one of the tour leaders, she knows when we are leaving!

Time to get the kitchen mopped, it really needs it.  Housework kind of got neglected this spring, it seems I was out on the run more than I was home.  I am finally starting to get caught up with all this rain.  I am also waiting for the repair guy for the washer AGAIN!  I am ready to go back to a washboard and a wringer.  I swear no one else has as many problems with washers as I do.  


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