Thursday, May 25, 2006

Road Trip!!!!!


Don'tcha just love a good road trip? Mom and I traveled together from the quilt show in Dayton, Ohio to her sister's home near Toledo, last week. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The only thing that would have made it better was if the van had cruise-control. But ya can't have everything! When we settled into the hotel, I told Mom I was headed to the ice machine and getting a pop. (That's what we Midwesterners call soft drinks.) Silly lady, I think she believed me. She probably didn't notice the copious amount of change I had stuffed into my pockets!! I kept feeding in the quarters and eventually moved up to folding money... OK, she helped! Here we are, alone in a very nice hotel- not something I get to do every day and I figure I was gonna totally immerse myself in the experience... And I had the munchies... and if I'd had a bathing suit, I'd have tried out the pool. Should have waded, anyway. The funny thing about the snack foods was that we picked everything out because so-and-so loves them. Dad loves Almond Joy, Sis loves Funyons-she's more of a salty than sweet snacker, DH Bill loves good old-fashioned Hershey bars. Now, were any of them there to eat them? no... but it seemed like the thing to do at the time. So, when we returned to the room, I sat our plunder down on the dresser and was seized by such a ludicrous fit of laughter, I just had to snap a picture. "We'll have 2 diet sodas with our 5 pounds of sugar, please!" And we're both diabetic!! Oh, really, it's funny. We'd just finished watching Queen Latifah in Last Holiday and she was quite inspiring on really living life... ok, maybe shouldn't take life lessons from a rapper turned actress... but ain't she just gorgeous? Mom got into the spirit of things and threw in the glucose tablets- like we'd be needing them anytime in, oh, say, the next month, and the Altoids- 'cause with those onion flavored carb rings, we'd be needing something curiously strong...

www.thedoormouse.com The Door Mouse is a quiltshop in Bettsville, OH. Wow oh wow!! What a fun and cool place this is. My Aunt Patsy and Uncle Greg took us over there during our day with them. They have 15,000 bolts. That's a whole lot of fabric, my friends! I indulged in about 8 yards of fabric- and that's quite a bit for me. I usually feel so overwhelmed in such big stores- where do you start? Where do you end? If I have a specific project in mind, then I can work with it, but otherwise, I have problems making up my mind... I pretty much like it all. And working in a quiltshop usually keeps my appetite for fiber at a dull ache so I'm not too voracious when I'm out in the world of all you can eat buffets of fabric... But she had just about everything and without a doubt, the widest selection I'd ever seen under one roof.

Can you see the bolts of fabric sitting in front of the bolts of fabric? I was telling a friend of mine about this shop and she tends to be the skeptical type and so she says, "Yeah, but did you really see anything you hadn't seen before?" Yes!! I really did. And that's why I bought 8 yards of fabric. The lady who owns this place is so sweet... you should check out her website- if you dare! I'll take a picture maybe, tomorrow, of the lovely "candy" I bought. Absolutely none of it goes together... what what do you expect from a road weary girl on a rather deflating sugar low?

9 comments:

ForestJane said...

I wouldn't have known where to look next. Some nice samples on the wall I wish I could see close!

Laurie Ann said...

Well, your family's taste in snacks are also mine. Just add in a bag of sunflower seeds and that would be perfect for MY road trip! That quilt store looks awesome. I went to a bead store like that one time and I had to take a break in the middle to clear my head!

Laura said...

I have only heard good things about the Door Mouse, I hope to make a trip there someday while visiting family in Findlay.

Peni said...

Hoot and howl..it was a good trip. The next time we'll know to take the swimsuits, eh? Thanks for taking me!

Love and miss you, Mom

YankeeQuilter said...

I don't know about your friend but I find something new in every new quiltshop! (either that or something old that I've been looking for for a long time!!!)
Siobhan

Darcie said...

Ohmygoodness, Nines...you're just too funny! What a story...and both of you with BBs!!! Girlfriend. I want to meet you someday, you know!!! ;-)

And that 8 yards of fabric? Can you share some pics with us?

Tropical Screamer said...

What a fun page of posts.

One of the good things about being away from the computer is catching up with posts like these. :)

Thank you. I'm going back to go through every post again.

Isobel said...

Well, you could have been buying all those things in my honor, except for the diet Pepsi. I prefer Caffeine free diet coke with my sugar. Guess all diabetics can dream, huh?

Isobel said...

I guess I am not over the extended trip to WV just yet because I posted a comment to the wrong article. Oh, well, perhaps you can figure out what I mean. I have been to this quilt shop and it is truly a wonder.