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!