Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Crew


This is my crew!!! Delightful looking bunch and very well behaved most of the time. This gorgeous photo was taken last summer on the Ring of Kerry. My parents were visiting and had never been to Kerry so we spent a week with them in Killarney and we picked a gorgeous day to drive around the Ring. Ireland is a spectacular Island and has such diverse scenery, especially when you have great weather. This was one of those days!!! My darling sons have been rather annoyed that their sister, my special sidekick, has already appeared on this blog. Here you are boys!!! My children would make great models for Tourism Ireland with all that red hair. DS#1 is trying to come up with a name for he and his brother, a few of the proposals have been nixed - boys will be boys and potty humor will always amuse. I had to remind them that Grandma is reading these and she won't find that funny..... They still laugh and the conversation slowly disintegrates into nonsense. The other day DS#2 told me I was a nice chick!! What the #*!!^.. Where in the world did he learn that, however I was secretly delighted to be called a chick;-)
Tomorrow is going to be a fun day, I am meeting up with Sherry , we are going to a little quilt shop in Dublin. Actually it is not a shop front per se, a woman has a wooden cabin in her back garden filled with fabric and supplies. For all of you who live near a quilt shop, consider yourselves blessed, truly blessed. Over here we have nothing, nada. There are a few women here and there that have little businesses set up in a spare room of their home or outbuilding and that is pretty much it. The prices are outrageous here in Europe, 14 euro per meter is the average, this is about 17 US dollars per yard. Can you imagine??? I was telling Sherry that I buy all my stash and supplies in the states. Tomorrow it is going to be great to look at fabric and stuff, I can't wait!!!!
So Long and Keep Smiling

4 comments:

Carla said...

Anne Marie, I'm glad that you like my Amish Schoolhouse blocks. I got the paperpiecing patterns off the Connecting Threads website several years ago under their free projects. If you want them and can't get them anymore, I'll be happy to send them to you.

Verry Sherry said...

had such fun today--even my this-is-how-you-do-it-in-Irleand lessons are greatly appreciated, even if I'm four years on...

mh said...

I recognized the scenery right away.Love to all,mh.

Anna K. said...

I stumbled across your blog through very sherry. I'm also a recent add to the world of blogdom! Welcome!

The photos of your quilting projects have me wanting to peruse aisles of fabrics and pick up a needle and thread. I look forward to more posts and photos- your "crew" looks cute!