Sunday, September 25, 2016

For the Mad Tatter

Pictures from our drive along the Mississippi River.

The World's Largest Boot in Red Wing, MN:







The American Queen was docked in Red Wing:




Lake Pepin in Lake City, MN:










Pepin Heights Apple stop: (pumpkins too!)







National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN:








Wabasha was all decked out in fall colors and decorations. This lady reminded me of Auntie Betty.







A few more "old folks!"







Sophie's first trip to Wisconsin....




We didn't stop at the Laura Ingalls museum, but we did stop for a photo on this oversized tricycle in Pepin, WI:







Final stop....Stockholm. No, not Sweden silly, Stockholm, WI!













Final look at the Mighty Mississippi and the bluffs overlooking the river.










It was a great autumn day!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Coming Along

I haven't had much time for stitching this past week. Of course, it doesn't help that my stitching was in one city and I was in another!





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back to Stitching

Working on the top right corner now...




Saturday, September 17, 2016

Mexico City

Many of you know that I travel quite often for my job. Sometimes I get to visit interesting places. Last week I was in Mexico City! It was my first trip anywhere in Mexico. Lucky for me, our group had time to do a little bit of sightseeing.

Outside my hotel was this beautiful fountain, Fuente de la Diana Cazadora.






Also near our hotel was a monument, the Angel of Independence.






Mexico celebrated it's Independence Day on Friday, September 16.

One evening we had the opportunity to travel to the historic center of Mexico City. Here we saw the Palacio De Bellas Artes (fine arts center).



Near the arts center is the Torre Latinoamericana building, once the tallest building in Mexico City.



We continued to explore and found this old church; one of the first churches built in Mexico City - Iglesias Del Convento De San Francisco.


Opposite the church was this beautiful building covered in tiles. Sorry for the angled photo, I was trying to be creative!



Note the scrolled wrought iron at the top of the photo! Here are some photos from inside the tiled building (which today houses a store and a restaurant.)









And one more shot outside...



Now, would you believe this is a post office?












Took a picture of some stamps just to prove it!

The historic part of Mexico City is rich in culture and there is so much history. It's a busy place, lots of people - everywhere.





Cars everywhere too; unbelievable traffic! And a familiar face...



More tomorrow...

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Adam and Eve

Another small section of the sampler complete. I also added the bees tonight.




Twenty-one animals stitched so far!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Update for Chris and Judy

They were both looking for an updated picture. Their wish is my command!



Left side is mostly done. I have some lines to stitch in between each section; thought I could do that on Saturday when I'm stitching with friends ( I can stitch a straight line and carry on a conversation at the same time!). I need to add the bees too.

Will be moving on to the right side now. Saving the hill in the middle for last!

Monday, September 05, 2016

It's September!

Here we are, it's the fifth of September and I haven't posted yet!

Let's start with a stitching update. I continue to stitch away on All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana. Have made great progress!




Had a great weekend. We went to the Minnesota State Fair yesterday, where everything comes on a stick!




Sampled lots of treats including our usual state fair food - Pronto Pup, Sweet Martha's Cookies, and a Dairy Building Malt. The parade was fun as always. The U of M Marching band performed...




There are the usual characters in the parade and out and about on the fair grounds....














The needlework in the Creative Activities building was a treat to look at. Here are some of my favorites.



















Last but not least, some family shots for my mom...