For all my good intentions, I didn't get a bloomin' thing under my sewing machine this week...more busyness! Todd and I headed to Montgomery on Wednesday evening after church. It's about a three hour (and some change) drive and we had a conference that started at 8:30 the next morning -- so we decided we go down the night before. What we didn't realize when we made that decision was that the *state* softball and baseball tournaments were in Montgomery this past week, and getting a hotel room was night impossible!
It all worked out for the best, though. We love to stay in different B&Bs, so we were lucky to snag the *last* room available at Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast. We got in late and went directly to our room, so we didn't really have a chance to explore, but I knew all was well when I saw this on our door . . .
Yes, we stayed in the Stitch in Time room. What are the odds??! It was so sweet -- she had framed blocks from quilts her mother and grandmother had made, hanging on the wall over the bed.
And lots of little embroidered pieces and stitching books and pictures that just made me feel right at home! It's funny to me it was the last available room, when it would have been my first choice if all the rooms had been available!
Breakfast was delicious, too. But check this out . . .
Stitching *and* tea?!? This place was my B&B dream! LOL! We had homemade waffles and sausage . . .
It was very good! In fact, I had to take a picture of Todd's plate because I started eating without a second thought about a picture! Unfortunately, we had to get to the conference, so we still didn't get to hang around and take it all in. That's one B&B I'd like to revisit someday. And we met a lovely couple who were 'on holiday' from the U.K. Get this -- they'd visited New England and the East Coast before, but because they'd fallen in love with the show Nashville, they wanted to visit the South. I equated it to me wanting to visit England because of Downton Abbey!
We didn't get home until well after dark on Thursday, and Jocelyn came by with both girls on Friday morning. We thought the day was going to be a rain out, but it didn't hardly rain at all! We'd been wanting to share the turtle sanctuary with Everley (Ellie just came for tea, coloring, and movies). Because it was a bit cool, there weren't too many turtles out and about, but there were some. And there were some big ol' toads, which to Evey are almost as good as turtles (almost)! Evey and I went out to take a last look after lunch and I was uncovering leaves to see who was buried, and I found a tiny, tiny turtle -- must have been one of the new hatchlings. Evey was overjoyed!
He was so tiny, he fit in the palm of her hand!
She brought it in to show mommy, Ellie and Paw-paw. Ellie was happy to look at it while Evey held it. LOL! They are such opposite little girls - but both incredibly dear!
Saturday was my slow stitching day. Todd and I took to the water for the day. He fished and I read, stitched, and fished. LOL! My water days are a whole lot more versatile than his water days! :) So I've finished up the first quarter panel . . .
(I know it's a wrinkled mess -- sorry about that!) Hopefully today I can sneak in a minute or two to transfer some letters to the second quadrant, so I can stitch a little more through the week.
My stash went up a little because of the bloomers fabric . . .
And since I didn't actually *make* the bloomers yet, well, nothing went out. Hopefully next week I can happily report a debit to the stash!
Linking up today with Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts. Be blessed in this day that the Lord hath made; rejoice and be glad in it!!