Saturday, July 30, 2011

Remembering fun times spent in the midwest

How much fun it was to recently receive these photos from Arlene of her completed Long May She Wave sewing case!  Arlene took this class with the Santa Fe EGA in Kansas. This was one of my first classes and was with a wonderful group.

As you can see in the photos, Arlene chose to stitch the 50-star flag, our current flag.

Here is the front of Arlene's case.
Now here's a view of Arlene's case opened up to show the outside front and back covers.
And now here's a view of the inside of Arlene's case which shows the pinkeep, needlepage, and pocket.
Thanks, Arlene, for the photos and the note.  I'm very glad that you enjoyed the class.  You certainly did a lovely job completing the project.  I think this is such a fun piece, don't you?

I'm glad that you all have been enjoying our summer mini-trips.  (And, Kathy, what a shame we didn't know you  live so close to the covered bridge.  Had we known, we could have met you for a nice cold and refreshing drink.)

This week's summertime adventure took us to Columbus, Indiana.  Last week, Tom said he would like to go to Zaharakos for ice cream.  (Zaharakos has been in business for over 110 years--pretty amazing).  I suggested that if we were going to drive that far, we should check out other things in area. 

We decided to take an architectural tour of the city.  Columbus, with a population of under 40,000, is ranked sixth in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute of Architects.  It is ranked right behind Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C.  We didn't take very many photos, so if you're interested in seeing photos of the Columbus architecture, click here or here for a video.

After the tour, it was lunch time so off we went to Zaharakos, just a couple of blocks from the Columbus Visitor's Center.  Then Tom indulged me with a trip to a huge antique mall just north of Columbus in Edinburgh.  I enjoyed looking around, but didn't find any treasures to bring home.

We decided that it would be nice to come home along the Ohio river, stopping for dinner at a riverside restaurant in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  What a nice day trip!  We are both enjoying these so much and don't know why we  didn't start doing more of them earlier.  It is amazing how many wonderful places are in your own "backyard".  I wonder where our next adventure will take us.

Enjoy your weekend!


Teresa said...

Love the patriotic pen keeper, can't wait to see if it's available to purchase.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Nancy said...

That's a beautiful pinkeep! Glad you are enjoying your mini trips!

Barb said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.Before moving to the Pacific NW I lived in Louisville. We went up to Columbus and Brown Co. many times. How did I ever miss the ice cream?

Marilyn said...

Arlene did a great job on the pinkeep, it's so pretty.
You sound like you are really enjoying your summer Ellen.
Aren't day-trips fun?