Sunday, June 24, 2007

We are home!!!

Patrick, Nicholas and Jennifer in the Box Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Nicholas, Patrick and Hobbie at the top of Capulin, New Mexico
Hobbie in the pool at the Amarillo, TX campsite. Isn't he a hottie!

What a trip! We drove over 3000 miles, passed through 13 different states and took over 400 photos of the beauty of America. I love this country, but have a much better appreciation of how lucky I am to live here after seeing what a lovely country we have and the freedom to just drive, and drive, and drive some more. The boys had a great time and were very good the whole trip. Hobbie (my husband) and I are very lucky to have such well-behaved young men. We camped 6 of the eight nights and stayed in hotels the last two. Overall, it was such a wonderful vacation.

I did do some stitching. I completed a new project I purchased at Shakespeare's Peddler just before we left. It is HIH's Study Hard. Since I am an instructor at JCJC, I thought this would be great to hang in my office.

I also completed C and D in the Erica Michael's freebie series. I selected DMC colors to substitute for the RG threads and think they look really nice. I can't wait to complete the entire alphabet and make the sampler book.

Finally, I worked on a piece by Paula Vaughan. I love violets and the color purple. This piece is coming along slowly, but I think it will be so beautiful when I finish. The fabric is a solo piece from Silkweaver. The colors are perfect for the piece. I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my craft room. Speaking of which, I have to share some photos of my room soon.

It seems that I have missed quite a bit in the past week. I hope to catch up with reading all of my favorite blogs and making comments. I also need to check in with RR and exchange groups on yahoo. I have two notices in my mailbox for packages, so I assume these are from the yahoo groups. Of course, I have to wait until tomorrow to see.


Vonna said...

Looks like you had a splendid time! I have to agree we have a beautiful country and I desire to see much more of it before I go outside its boundaries :)
Your boys are handsome young men and Yes I do believe your husband is a hottie :)

BeckySC said...

Welcome home :)
It sounds and looks like you had a very nice time :)

Your projects are great!

Have a great week!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog- you said it was inspiring, but I think your's is inspiring! You have a lot of super projects and it is so neat that you won all that Silkweaver stash! I'm also inspired that you are an academic and mom and still find time to stitch. My DH and I are academic types, too, and I find stitching to be a nice break from the books. :)

Barb said...

Looks like you had fun. Great pictures.

Marie-P said...

What an very exciting adventure for you and your family!
Great job on the alphabet. I too want to stitch these and finish them as a book.

Marie-P said...

Hi Jen,
I do not have your email address but wanted to let you know that I will add you to the PIF list on my Creative Thread Blog. Thanks for joining in ~ I will be sure to send you something special :-).
Please send me an email so I can get your snail mail addy...thanks