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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Back From Beautiful Kentucky!

I'm back! And did I ever have a great time! Kentucky is such a beautiful state! Hotter than Billy Blue Blazes but absolutely beautiful!

As I mentioned before I left, we went to the Streetrod Nationals which are held at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville. My father in law has an antique car:

Dads 31 Roadster

Is his car gorgeous or what? It's a 1931 Ford Model A Roadster. I've been riding in it and I can't tell you how much fun that is!

I won't bore you with too many car photos but here are 2 more:

Green Model A

I believe this is a Model A as well but I can't tell you what year it is. I'm not that good at it yet! Honestly, I prefer them with fenders and running boards and the traditional bumpers. This one is quite customized.

Last but not least:

Red Car

I think this is a Model A Coupe. It's a bit more classic than the green one.

There were something like 11,000 antique cars at the show all 1948 and older. We didn't see them all. I mean honestly, there's only so many cars a person can deal with looking at in a few short days!

My shopping day with Karen South was so much fun! I feel like I had known her all my life. She is so sweet and fun to talk to and the day went by way too fast!

First, Karen took me to the Louisville Airport to see the antique crazy quilt. Oh my goodness! If you get the chance, you simply must see it! It's the most beautiful antique CQ I've ever seen! And if you would like to see a photo of me by the quilt, hop over to Karen's blog! It's not the best photo of me as my jaw was hanging on the floor but I'm sure you'll be able to tell how thrilled I was to see it in person!

Next, Karen took me to Baer's Fabric store in downtown Louisville. Ladies, I was in heaven! This has to be the greatest fabric store in the US! It's a crazy quilters dreamland! Here's a small sampling of the goodies that I bought for myself:

Kentucky Stash 1

Kentucky Stash 2

I also bought a few little pre-packaged remnant packs and a couple of trims.

Then Karen took me to a bead store:

Kentucky Stash 3

Everything except the Cats Eye Beads came from the bead store that Karen took me to. I bought the Cats Eye beads at Women's World on the fair grounds.

I felt really sad when my day with Karen was over but I know I'll get to spend some more time with her again next year. She gave me a wonderful little goody pack filled with fancy fabrics and trims so I plan to spend my afternoon today playing with all of my new pretties! Thank you Karen for such a lovely day!!!

5 comments:

loulee1 said...

Welcome home Pam. I'm glad you had a good time. Looks like you have some great new stash.

Gerry said...

You adventure sounds wonderful. The antique cars are awesome. I know from reading Karen's blog that she had just as much fun!

Kim said...

Welcome Home! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Kim

Susan said...

What a fabulous time you must have had! I love looking at old cars. Your FIL's is really beautiful. What fun to actually get to ride in it! Did he do the restoration work himself?

Too bad you can't go back in Sept. for the Celebration of Needlework show. It looks like you and Karen had a great time, and you brought home some fabulous goodies that we'll be seeing in the coming months.

Gina E. said...

You and your hubby both had a great time by the sound of it! Those cars are sensational; I must show Ken when he's in here next. He doesn't go online every day like me, so I must remember to pounce on him. He loves old cars too.

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