Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today's The Day


This afternoon Rod and I will be leaving for Lancaster.  I was scheduled to take a class there, but I have decided not to take it.  We haven't been away since December and with all the hours that Rod has been gone with being on overtime, I just want to relax and enjoy his company.  Since our hotel is a distance from the show, it would mean getting up very early and rushing through breakfast in order to make the show on time for the class.  So, I'm passing on the class.  Izzy hasn't been feeling well this week, and I've spent a lot of hours with her in my arms.  When she is tired or not feeling well, she just wants to "rock-a-bye" as she calls it, and that means Grammy holds her (sometimes for hours).  It's a tough job, to be sure, but sometimes my arms cry for mercy.  And I think I'm looking forward to the trip more than ever now that I've decided to "skip" class.

My list for the show is almost non-existent -- I can't think of too many things that I really need.  However, I think I'm going to look at the AccuQuilt Go.  It's a die cutting system for fabric.  If it's in my price range (and they're promising some good deals at the show), it just may jump into my shopping bag.  I use a lot of 2-1/2" strips, and they have a die for cutting them.  My rotary cutting skills are lacking since I have to sit down to cut, and it's not something I enjoy.  So, this cutting system would be a welcome addition to my quilting necessities.  But we'll have to see how good their deals are.

And so, most of the packing is done, the scooter is in the car, and Rod is home from work.  Mary had a Royal Ball with Bubby this morning, and since she's my backup babysitter today and tomorrow, we will leave when she gets home from the ball and her lunch with the other mom's who were helping out with the ball.  It's a big day for the kindergarten class.  They all dress up and go to the Ball at a local restaurant called "Shakespeare's".


Here's a shot of Bubby all  dressed and ready to go.  Doesn't he look like a little man?  When Mary put his tie on, he got so excited because he had a tie like Pappy.
The restaurant is part of Old Stonewall golf course located in our township.  It's really impressive.   The castle is a massive place with a square footage of some 30,000 square feet.  It's stunning, and the landscaping is just beautiful.  It's always a special day for the kids in kindergarten.  The inside is every bit as impressive as the outside.  As you enter through the huge wooden door, you truly feel like you have entered the castle of some great king.


There are suits of armor, swords, coat of arms and other medieval articles to make you feel like you have stepped back in time.  We ate Mother's Day brunch there one year, and although the food was pretty good, I don't know if I'd go back again.  It was definitely pretty pricey.

And so, here's hoping that Sir James of the Bubba has a great time at his Royal Ball.





4 comments:

Nancy said...

Have a great time at the show!! If the thought of the class stresses you out, then you are right to skip it. Quilting isn't supposed to be full of stress...

Pat said...

I hope you enjoyed the show. For people who are used to it all being on one floor and/or in one building, they were having trouble adjusting to the layout here, but I loved it. We were only at the show on Wednesday (NOT crowded and great that day) and Thursday (crowded). Friday we shopped the vendors at the Continental Inn and also two of the Amish fabric shops (Log Cabin and Fabric Shack in Bird-in-Hand)...and headed home Friday afternoon. So I knew I'd not get to see you when you said you were going on Friday. :(

Pat said...

Oh...where did you stay? We were at the Howard Johnson's and used the shuttle buses to get to the show and back.

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