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Handful of Scraps, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

On Friday the 17th  it was our 44th anniversary (I was 19 & Mike was 20 and we had known each other for 7 weeks when we got married) —  we had plans to take a 3 day weekend trip and I thought it would be a good time to take short blogging break.  We made reservations in downtown Oklahoma City in what is called The Bricktown area – a “river walk park” area that is similar to an area in San Antonio except this one is smaller and not as developed at this stage as that one is – I do believe they are still working on it.  There are plenty of restaurants, a large movie theater, bowling alley, coffee shops etc. Not many shops though.  We had made the plans before we knew it was going to be so hot!! and humid – that part of Oklahoma is not usually so humid.  We stayed in a hotel with parking and parked the car and walked everywhere.  Everything was within a quarter to half mile or so from the hotel except the National Memorial which we saw when we left yesterday – that would have been a little further of a walk and in the heat we thought to find parking Sunday morning near by which we were able to do but we were too early to see the museum but we did see the park.

I took some photos and I will share  but I need to go through them first.  So I will share them over the next couple of days.

I had brought two hexie flowers to work on for the Handful of Scraps quilt but it was such a bumpy intersection between home and there that I ended up not working on any sewing the 4 hour drive but I did get a little done in the hotel while we were cleaning up and cooling off in between going in and out.

Here is the one I finished pinned in place on the wall – the yellow “flower” at the top left.  I am linking up to MCM #25 Cooking up Quilts today.  I’m a day late linking to Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching but that hexie was being worked on then finishing it up.  I’m also linking to Em’s Scrapbag.


I left Thursday night’s quilting on Wagon’s West at the end of row and the quilt is ready to be rolled down and work on the ends of the first row of blocks and into the sashing .


And because when you travel and stay in hotels you almost always see something that could be a quilt design I had to take a photo of the floor by the elevator  – a nice Mariner’s Compass.


When we got home  in the late afternoon there was of course laundry to do, supper to cook and garden to take care of in the evening.  The deer had been at it again – this time eating leafs off of the sweet potatoes – Mike got them covered up with wire fencing as I was watering the garden.  I picked about a quart of green beans and got one cabbage head – it is a very small head but the outer leaves are beginning to dry up and I wonder how long they well last before the heat gets to them – the rest of the month is to be in the mid-90’s.  I thought I might just as well make a small coleslaw out of one.  I have at least a dozen tomatoes if not more that will be ripe in another couple days so I think I will make another pasta sauce and freeze it if I do not have plans to use it right away.  Mike is working odd hours this week and I do not bother to cook much when he is not home for supper but have a salad or something simple instead.  Herbs need to be dried too – I will have busy mornings and evenings as the middle of the day will be way too hot to work outside!

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14 comments… add one
  • Deb Jun 20, 2016

    Only seven weeks! That’s amazing 🙂 Well I am glad that you didn’t melt when you were away though it sounds as if you could have come close to it in that heat 🙂
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  • Sharon S Jun 20, 2016

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I love Bricktown. I was visiting my kids last September and they took me there for my birthday. Such a pretty place….I’ve been on the River Walk in San Antonio, too but Bricktown was much quieter and restful!!! Looking forward to the pictures you took of your weekend. (my hubbie and I celebrate our 50th anniversary on July 2!!!!!! where does the time go???)

  • Mary Jun 20, 2016

    Happy Anniversary!! Glad you got away for the weekend to celebrate.

  • Vicki W Jun 20, 2016

    Ha! Ha! My husband and I dated over 6 YEARS before we married. ?
    Happy Anniversary!

  • Kathy Jun 20, 2016

    Happy anniversary! DH and I dated about 6-7 weeks before we decided to marry … we were “engaged” for 2 months. We need to plan something a little special to celebrate our anniversary this year since I had my first chemo on our anniversary last year.

    We picked one tiny little tomato last night … off my beefsteak tomato. The other tomatoes that I could see were all very little, too … I wonder if we got a mismarked plant?
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  • glen in louisiana Jun 20, 2016

    Happy Anniversary! Glad you made it this long.
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  • Sandra B Jun 20, 2016

    Congratulations! We will celebrate 44 years at the end of September….we were engaged after only a couple months of dating, but didn’t marry until almost a year later….
    Glad that you were able to get away to celebrate!! Looking forward to seeing your pictures….
    Love that new hexie flower!
    Isn’t it great that there is quilting inspiration everywhere?! Even on the floor near an elevator….what fun!!

  • Kate Jun 20, 2016

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Yes it was miserable last weekend, it’s not usually that humid. Hope you had a good time anyway.
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  • Kathi Jun 21, 2016

    Love your wedding story and happy anniversary Karen!
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  • Marianne Jun 21, 2016

    Congratulations! Glad you had a mini-getaway to celebrate. No quilt shopping along the way?

  • Sandy R. Jun 21, 2016

    Happy Anniversary!! It sounds like you had a nice time in OKC, even if it was hot and humid!!! I was 17 when I got married and my hubby, was 19..when I think about kids that age now, I think they are almost babies!!!
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  • Emily Jun 21, 2016

    Sounds like a fun trip in spite of the heat. A little jealous of your tomatoes. I only have blossoms.
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  • Beth Jun 21, 2016

    Happy Anniversary, and Congratulations! Your garden sounds wonderful; our veggies aren’t ready yet but they are coming on. We’ve got little tomatoes and peppers…not sure the green beans will do very well with such a wet start. I did get a small cucumber yesterday and that was yummy. 🙂 Stay cool!!
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  • paula.thequilter Jun 24, 2016

    Happy anniversary to you! June 17th was also mine: 44 years.
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