Monday, August 8, 2011

On the road....again :)

We're on the road to Iowa again, even though all of the repairs on the Winnebago aren't finished from the last trip there back in June. Some of you may remember from my rant posts that we had a double blowout AND the retractable awning turned into a "sail" on the trip back in some high winds. It's okay, we're gonna be busy on this trip and won't get to use the RV as much as usual. We have 4 events scheduled - appearances and a couple of classes.

The first stop is Cedar Rapids and Pine Needles Sewing Center. We've been there before and LOVE it. If you have a chance to take the class on Wednesday the 10th, click here for information. This place is a true "destination shop". Plan a trip - even if you're not close by. It's worth it! We'd love to meet you there.

Next stop is another favorite shop, Common Threads in North Liberty. I hear there's gonna be Iowa sweet corn involved in this event so I had to sign up :) The pig in this post was designed especially for shop owner, Peg Griffin, and her gang of quilters for a table runner project. I can't wait to see you guys (and your pigs)!

After that is an appearance and class with the Material Girlz guild in Centerville. I don't have a website for them...sorry. We've never played with this bunch before but we already know we like 'em and are really looking forward to this event and meeting a new group of quilters and friends :)

The same goes for the appearance/trunk show at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods in Adel, Iowa on Monday night the 15th. We haven't had the opportunity to visit before but can't wait. We're actually gathering at the library and if you want information, you can contact the shop by visiting here. Wait til you see how cute this shop is in the photo on their website. It screams "Iowa" to me :)

Another thing that screams it is the Iowa State Fair and I wouldn't plan a trip home in August without a chance to attend. It's amazing! You should visit the website - if only to see the line-up of entertainment at The Grandstand....including Janet Jackson, Jason Aldean and Reba! If you're not into that, you can just eat your way through the massive grounds. If it can be put on a stick and/or deep fried, it's available (I don't even no what to say about "deep fried butter on a stick"). I might be persuaded to have a funnel cake (at least) ;-)

So that's my end-of-summer trip home to Iowa - filled with all the best things about it. We're only about 5 hours away now and I'm already anxious!

I hope you'll join us at any or all of the events above. We'd love to see you.



  1. Wow...what a fantastic trip. Let us all know back home how much fun you both are having. I hope you post photos and fun things you experience...especially all that food at the fair. Take care of yourselves and enjoy your trip. See you back home in Phoenix.

    Theresa Leonard

  2. Sounds like you have lots of fun plans and events coming up. I hope you take lots of photos, would love to see the shops and the areas you camp in. It is also nice to find out what camping sites are nice, wifi access etc.


  3. Looking forward to seeing you at the Adel library!