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Monday, July 6, 2015

out and about and back and forth

Three things to be happy about:
(1) cool breezes
(2) ceiling fans
(3) frozen yogurt bars

It's been awhile since I posted, oh my how time flies when you're having fun!

One thing that held my attention was a trip to New Orleans (Nawlins) with my sister Michelle!

This is a picture of the Natchez, the steamboat we almost took a luncheon cruise on - the day we were supposed to go, we overslept and couldn't get ourselves together!

There it goes... pretty steamboat though...

Someone recommended Mother's as a good place to eat with decent prices and great food...

One of the first things we did, even before getting settled in the hotel, was head to Mother's for breakfast - look at all that food!

I think I ate maybe a third of it, and my opinion?  Do not, I repeat do not  go all the way to Nawlins for breakfast at Mother's!  Nuff said.

Michelle was talking about Bourbon Street at night, what a hoot!

Lots and lots of people walking in the street, they rerouted traffic to accommodate all the pedestrians.

We got there around 8 pm and it was already crowded, who knows how it looked at midnight!  Here are a few street scenes...

People (mostly tourists) wandering in one bar and out the other...  I think New Orleans may be the only city in the US where you can walk down the street with an alcoholic drink.  People dressed in their Bourbon Street finery - cross dressers, "live statues", tap dancers... More on my trip later!

Meanwhile I've been trying out alternate blocks with the Idaho Square Dance blocks, can't get a good hook on it somehow.

I chose to make a star with a 4-patch center; notice the 4-patch corner stones on this one.

The light block seemed to disappear...

Dark was way too ... dark!

I had sorta settled on the medium block using white and black...

But now that I look at it on the screen, I might go with the light block although I need to make a few more to see it better.  But I don't want to make that many test blocks!

Decisions, decisions...

Have a great Monday, sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Love the look of the light block; it blurs the edges of the blocks and gives a 'new look' imho.
    Greetings from New Zealand!

  2. So sorry to hear that the quality at "Mothers" has changed. My husband and I went there years ago and the food was wonderful. "Mother" must not be in the kitchen anymore. Probably turned it over to the kids, and you know what happens then----. Hope you had fun though.


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