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Friday, May 27, 2011

Fun, Fun, Fun

Sometimes a girl just wants to have some fun right?  Well, that is what I've been doing.  I've now had 3 "good days" so I'm thrilled.  Perhaps the supplements the compounding pharmacist is helping and perhaps it is because Lois Grabowski came to visit for a few days.  I'm sure it is a combination of both....but who cares right?  A good day is a good day and I'll take them any way I can get them these days (these perimenopause days).

Lois's husband was out of town working so I suggested she head North and come for a visit....I was nice enough to let her sit in the IHAN CEO's chair :)  Many of you know Lois Creates Blog...we have become friends through blogging and I stayed with her while in Cincinnati recently. 

Some people come to visit and are "normal"....not Lois....this is what she does at the kitchen table in the morning.....

And this is the response she got from my co-workers......
You probably guessed Lois is making shadow animals that wag and talk to one another....the boys loved it and laughed continuously...and you know I LOVED that.

Later in the day, Waldo came for a visit.  Waldo's husband, "Mr. Charlie" (as we refer to him) taught Geology at BGSU for many years and that is where Lois went to college.  It was discovered that Lois had Mr. Charlie as a teacher so we had to go over and visit.  Mr. Charlie really came alive during the visit with could see how happy he was to have her stop by and visit.  Lois said she has thought of him as the Johnny Carson Professor because to her he looked like Johnny Carson. 

I snapped a pix of  Mr. Johnny Carson and Waldo (this is the portrait that hangs in their family room...Charlie and Rosemary Kahle). 
What a beautiful couple....even after 6 kids!!!

After visiting with Mr. Charlie and Waldo you know we had to go over to the LQS for a little visit....and eat....bloggers gotta eat ya know.  There is a restaurant that Ranger Marianne (Misadventures with Rangers Blog) had introduced me to...Georgettes....and I'm telling you they have excellent food.  We got our lunch and it was so packed they asked us if we wanted to sit at a table in the back gift shop.  What?  A gift shop?  I never knew there was a gift shop back there....oh please....another place to spend money...great!!  lol
If you want to be inspired just click on the Georgettes  and read all about the place, I felt like I was on a mini vacation in the next town...discovering something new and visiting with a friend over a wonderful lunch. 

Georgettes is all about Fair Trade and they are Fair Trade Certified.  You know I love that..and so much more about Georgettes.  I saw a wall hanging I thought might look good over the IHAN place of nightly rest so naturally I picked it up.  It is neither one of these below, but, I thought I would show everyone the hangers they have for wall hangings.  These hangers would be perfect for so many quilts and wall hangings....I was thinking especially of the Indian, Africian and Abrigional fabrics that I have....what do ya think?  (They even have free shipping and free hand written note card nice is that?)
Back at the ranch, Lois and I did some (a little) sewing and this is the progress I've made on my Hugs and Kisses Quilt that I'm making.
I used a Bali Pop from Hoffman Fabrics....I really like it...still want to shift some blocks around....but overall I really like the batiks...what'cha think?

That's what is up in my end of the about you?


  1. I wish a quilter would come and visit me!!! Acutally I wish anyone would come and visit. I want to share some of what I have found in Africa with another. Glad you had a great time... and some of our online friends turn out to be soem of the best friends in 3D too.

  2. I'm so glad the days are getting better for you Kelly! Lois looks like a lot of fun. I love those hangers, and yes I think they'd be perfect for a wide range of fabrics. Including Oriental. Love the way your quilt is coming along too!

  3. I'm glad you're feeling good enough to get out with a friend!
    Love the hugs and kisses quilt. You just can't go wrong with Bali Pops, I think.

  4. That chair is fabulous!! I ran into a quilt shop today with the hugest batiks section I have ever seen here in NC!

  5. Looks like you have been having some fun and keeping busy.
    We went from winter to summer this week, so paddling time for me.


  6. Sounds like you had a blast! Have a happy weekend!

  7. So glad you are feeling better and getting back in the swing of things. YOu and Lois look like you had a fabulous time.

    Love your quilt....looks fabulous!

  8. Looks like a fun day! Aren't quilter friends just the best?

  9. Looks like y'all had lots of fun - so glad you are feeling better!

  10. I'm so happy that you are feeling better! Wonderful! You and Lois had a great time - can tell from the pix. I'm sure it meant a lot to Mr. Charlie that Lois wanted to come and visit. Have a super holiday weekend!
    Jacque in SC

  11. Your Hugs and Kisses quilt is looking fabulous Kelly!

  12. Love the quilt! Glad you are feeling better.


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