We just got home from a visit with my husband's parents and brothers in Frederick, Maryland. Little did you know I was blogging from an undisclosed remote location! (Yes, I'm one of those people who doesn't like to announce to the world that I'm leaving my fabric stash unprotected for 10 days.) We had a super trip. Just the right balance of busy and relaxed. Everything between dragging the kids to see the Declaration of Independence to lounging by a pool.
Frederick is a lovely, old Federal-style town about 45 min north of Washington DC. It's set in the middle of rolling farm land and Civil War battlefields. It's full of lovely antique stores as well, but more on that another day.
We also made a trip to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. I found this gorgeous quilt made in 1861 by Emily Holbert. (See! I finally kept track of the artist information.)
We also saw C3PO.
While on vacation, we also ate some of my favorite foods. My mother-in-law's tomatoes were possibly the best I've ever had. We also achieved a milestone in our marriage. For the first time ever, I dismembered my own crabs. In the past, I've always made my husband do it for me.
So, fun was had by one and all. I have fun stuff to share in future posts: like meeting a blog-friend in real life and scouting for antique quilts together. Also, visiting the ubiquitous Unique Thrift Store with another blog friend. But most of all, it was just great to hang out with family doing really mundane stuff, but I won't bore you to tears with all those details
And finally . . . WELCOME to the new digs! We are still working out some of the final bugs and I have a bit of reformatting to do, but I am loving the new design, all thanks to Sharon of Redbud Desgins. You should check out what this girl can do.
She is a Jedi Master of gorgeous design combined with html skills. AND, to make it even more impressive, she did it all while she was 8 months pregnant! All I'm good for when I'm 8 months pregnant is napping and eating chocolate ice cream. Many thanks again, Sharon!