I just checked in with Bèa's blog, Une Aiguille dans une Botte de Foin, or The Needle in a Haystack and she has a wonderful post for the Around the World Blog Hop. She wrote it in English and French and has so many wonderful pictures of her quilts. You must check it out!
I am stressed trying to figure out what to take to Paris. I want to ship a box this week. So far I have four jars of extra chunky peanut butter. This is just for one year! My husband and I probably each eat three or four tablespoons of peanut butter everyday...it adds up! Tastes great on a slice of baguette.
Here's my overflowing basket of projects to take. This is really just stitchery projects. I actually believe I will get everything done in this basket. It will be fun to see if I really do!
Deciding on the fabric and quilt projects is proving to be extremely difficult...I just can't make up my mind and I want to be realistic! I finished five tops last year and I already have three UFOs in Paris I plan to tackle. I want to take 10 new quilt projects with me!
While pondering...I did finish tacking the felt backings on the last few cross stitch ornaments I made this year. I completed 19 ornaments since November 2013. Time to pack these away in acid-free tissue paper. One of these days we will be home in Alaska for Christmas and I will probably have enough for a cross-stitch only tree. They will be so pretty mixed with shiny colored Christmas ball ornaments.
I had several coupons for JoAnn's that were about to expire so I bought magazine's for the airplane flights.
I absolutely love the Quilt Sampler cover quilt...but I'm not reading any of these until I am sitting on a plane.
I also picked up this book...because I love borders.
I spent about $50 at JoAnn's but with all my coupons I saved $92. I bought a few other things; tracing paper, markers and needles. Amazing how quickly it all adds up.
I got a great email from Netflix a couple of weeks ago...in French. I think it said Netflix is now available in France...just hope I can get it in English. Just in case...I'm taking a couple of DVDs. I really enjoyed the first season of, "Mr. Selfridge." I didn't watch the second season this spring on purpose. No idea if I will like "The White Queen." Definitely chick flicks.
I still haven't made any decisions about the quilt projects...
I almost forgot...I had some visitors today!!!
Can you see all three? There is a baby in front and behind the mother moose. They were at the end of my driveway for some time. When I opened the front door to take a picture the mama moose gave me a serious look. I decided to let them be...more people are seriously hurt by moose than bears in Alaska.
Then a little while later I spotted the babies on the backside of our house. Both of these huge "babies" were born this spring/summer. It is tough for both babies to make it past the first month of life...bears really like baby moose chops...I think the mama moose did an extremely good job of protecting her babies!
Apparently something on the ground was so intriguing this one had to kneel down to check it out. Such goofy animals!
The other one headed over too.
I never saw the mom again but I didn't get off my deck...just in case she was watching.
Back to contemplating which quilt projects to pack.