Friday, October 31, 2014

Road Trip

Hubby and I made a quick run to Oklahoma City this week. We wanted to see our Grandson William play a game of football before the season is over. How fun to see him play, they sure start them young don't they! It was chilly out on that field, the temps dropped quickly along with the sun, I wished I had brought my fleece blankie!

After the game and a quick bite to eat with the kids, Hubby and I were ready to settle into our 
temporary digs after a long day of driving and anticipation. Our hotel was decked out for Halloween!

Pumpkins and goblins galore!

Next morning Hubby was up and at it early with our daughter having coffee at a hip spot in town.
They then visited the Museum of Modern Art while I progressed at a more leisurely pace.
He and Erin then picked me up for lunch.

And what a beautiful lunch it was! Kitchen 324 in downtown OKC, the prettiest restaurant I have seen in awhile. The food presentations were beautiful and very tasty!

Next stop at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center where our daughter works. We had a tour of the building and viewed the current exhibit by K. Yoland. (Hubby and Erin deep in thought in the distance).

Then it was back into town to view the installation piece Terra, by artist Orly Genger on loan to Oklahoma Contempoary. This sculpture was made from long pieces of rope knotted and crocheted, inspired by the Oklahoma soil it was painted terra cotta. 

Back to our hotel for a little rest, next up... a trip to Eichens in Okarche Oklahoma for dinner. Eichens is an Oklahoma legend being the oldest bar in Oklahoma, but famous for their fabulous fried chicken and okra! Nothing fancy here, just the best chicken ever!!

Grandsons William and Alexander love it!

And from here we said our good nights and goodbyes. It was a busy full visit, time to get a good night sleep before heading home to Kansas City and our Daisy in the morning!
Lots to get ready for here, Grandpa is visiting from Florida next week.. to celebrate his 93rd birthday! 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Indian Summer in Kansas

Another absolutely gorgeous weekend here in Kansas! Friday I talked Hubby into a Quilt show/craft show afternoon, with a promise of lunch thrown in if he was good! And so 1st we headed to the Lees Summit Missouri Quilters Guild annual show. So many lovely quilts displayed,  the following pictures depict just a small sampling of the many wonderful quilts made by their members. 

After the quilt show we went to check out a craft show back on our Kansas side. Then before heading home, we stopped for a late lunch/dinner.. and it sure was yummy!

Below are some of the goodies that followed me home, some pretty fabric from the quilt show. Locally made jams, candles and who can resist a church bake sale from the craft show. 

We had to scurry home to watch the World Series. I just love baseball, and I'll tell you this city is beside itself having our Royals make it this far, so exciting! I have been up late nearly every night watching the games. Go Royals!

Daisy is not so excited. Don't you just wish you could be so comfy sleeping upside down?

Saturday I spent in the kitchen mixing up some Grandkid treats.
Zombie eyeballs.

And Monster popcorn mix!

I'm glad you came to visit, enjoy your week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Start your leaf blowers..

Fall is here again, the leaves are showing off for us. We turn our heads every which way when leaving the neighborhood, one tree prettier than another, Mother nature sure does produce one glorious show!

Doing a little Fall decorating, my new pumpkin head dollie arrived from Valerie Weberpal at Harvest Moon designs. I just love her work, isn't she fun!

I have a new pattern design for you! "Oh Holy Night"...the stars are softly shining.
My wool wall hanging features a shepherd tending his flock on this most special night. You can find it now on my web site at

A lambie close up... they are just the sweetest!

And speaking of sweet.. my Daisy is growing up, she doesn't fit in her favorite cozy dish anymore, but she still tries LOL! She has her winter coat right now, she's super fluffy!

Glad you stopped by to check in on us, we hope your week is super great!