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I need a vacation

Stevie left town last Sunday because GE needed his considerable brain power for a week in Wilmington North Carolina. He is such a wonderful soul mate. He has always shared the household stuff with me, even when I was a stay at home mom with 3 kids. When he worked for GE, he travelled a lot and I got into a routine of taking care of stuff when he was gone. Since he retired, we have had a sort of role reversal. I take off for a week at a time going to quilting seminars and retreats, leaving him to take care of things. So this week I have had to pick up the slack – walking the dog, getting the car serviced, doing the trash and recycling, etc. I also have been quite busy getting the church newsletter done and sending off the eight quilts to Paducah. You wouldn’t believe the paper work! I stayed up late last night so that I could get bills paid. I also had work to do for SDA. I have fallen down on the housework though and he is coming home tomorrow night so I have to get things ship shape. But it will have to wait until I get home from the SDA office tomorrow. On my way to work, I have to take Maggie to the kennel. She is not a good car dog and I am not looking forward to the drive!! I’ve secretly thought about putting her in the trunk!!

I am really excited because I am finally going to the Grand Canyon. We leave early Saturday morning and will spend that night with my sister-in-law in the desert, near Joshua Tree National Park. She is the architect for a new observatory they are building in the park. Then on to the Grand Canyon for two days and Zion for two days. We will meander back through Las Vegas, I think, getting home next week-end.

Tonight, I had some down time and made this post card for Emily’s birthday. (She is our Youth Minister at the Church. She is from Minnesota and loves living here!!)

This is Wine Country Sunrise:

8 Responses to “I need a vacation”

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  3. lizzieb says:

    Well, of course your post card is great. However, when you are on your way to Las Vegas, be sure to go to Valley of Fire State Park which is just east of LV…a really great place. You will love the Grand Canyon…every time I see it I am blown away again!

    Love ya…have a safe trip!

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  5. Karoda says:

    Gerrie, I can’t believe I’m saying this, being the one who loves small, but this would make a great larger quilt!

  6. Sonji Hunt says:

    Well who wouldn’t be a sucker for this? Great composition, lively color and lots of stitching all over the place. YUM! I know that I make the same comment everytime I see one of these, but I just can’t get over these little beauties being sent through the mail.

  7. Jamie says:

    Hi Gerrie! Been lurking your blog for a few days now and I must finally say I love your work. I live in Sonoma County, too, (Windsor)and you’ve really captured the beauty and spirit of our lovely region. I find your quilts, and those of your friends that you recently posted, fantastic and truly original art work. Thank you for blogging!

  8. Liz says:

    I LOOOOVE this postcard! The colours…