A November Getaway

A November Getaway

Thanksgiving is just a week away and I’m finding I have a lot to be thankful for.  Right now it’s sunny out and around here in November, that’s a big deal.  I have family, friends, a warm house, room to sew and a fat stash.  Having the freedom (if not aways enough time) to create is a gift and for that, I’m very thankful.

Sweet Husband and I took a few days last week to visit Charleston, SC.  We’d never been but heard such great things.  We weren’t disappointed.  The weather was mild, our B and B was delightful and we did touristy things for three fun days.  We also just enjoyed some sun.  It was delightful to just sit and be on this love piazza.


How can you not love this?

It’s fun to go somewhere that has different history and architecture.  Also, the food was great!

Charleston has some cool fountains and this one was my favorite:


We took a tour in a carriage pulled by this guy:


If he could talk, we wouldn’t have needed the driver.  He knew exactly where to go and when to stop.  His name is Gibbs and he wasn’t against being told he’s cute, sniffing me out or getting a nose scratch.  The picture below was taken from the tour.


I looked to see if there were any quilt shops within walking distance of our apartment.  The only one was supposed to be right across the street.  Sadly, my info was old and the space is occupied by  a local magazine.  I was so bummed.  I do like to see what’s going on with quilting in other places.

My small quilt group made quilts from Tula Pink blocks over the last year.  My top is finished, and I’m just beginning to quilt.  Within the Tula blocks, I’m just stitching some lines in the ditch.

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 The solid black background will be something else, but I think fairly simple as the colored blocks are busy.  I have plenty of time as the deadline isn’t until the end of February.  I do, however, want to get it finished way before the deadline as I find managing to the deadline really stressful.

For any of you gardeners out there, I have a question.  I had a couple of nasturtiums in window boxes last summer, which never really did much.  Now they’ve come back, big time.


I’ve never had any get this big in the summer!  Do they actually like it cool and damp?  Who knew?

Barb and I wish all of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Keep quilting for fun.



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