Now that our kiddos are older and have work schedules to maneuver around, Russ and I decided to do for-go a family vacation this year and instead enjoy short little weekends away, just the two of us. This last weekend we spent 4 days in our state capitol city of Des Moines. I experienced the Iowa State Fair for the first time. =) One of the "must go see" was the butter cow.
Yes, a cow made of butter. What can I say....
We visited a couple of bridges in Madison County.
Stopped in at Fons and Porter's Quilting store.
Rode our tandem recumbent bike on the High Trestle Bridge. That was a bit nerve wracking for me. I am not a fan of bridges and this one was very high!
Russ enjoying the view...haha.
We did a lot of thrift store shopping and looking at antique malls. We didn't buy anything to speak of, but it was fun to look. I will say, I was highly tempted by this chandelier. I have it in my head that I "need" one for my sewing room.
Truth is, I would rather have fabric. =) I am being more careful with what I add to my stash. It needs to go with what I already own or be a great sale. Preferably both. =)
|Summertime by Quilt Soup|
|Sweet Cakes, Polka Dot Stitches, Pam Kitty Morning|
|The Simple Life by Riley Blake|
I didn't take any pictures, I was too busy looking around and chatting with the owner, but I want to share that if you are in the Adel area, go to Adel Quilting and Dry Goods Co. Darling store and she carries a lot of Riley Blake fabrics. Make sure you check out Jacque's web page and blog. =) I liked the shop so much that I added it to my contacts on my phone. I only do that with shops I want to visit over and over again.
Next I hope we can visit WI when the apples are in season and stop in to see my grandson Lucas, who will be turning two in September. =)
Life is good...
Have a happy day!