Thursday, October 20, 2011

Play Day at Last!

After three weeks of day and night  tax work, we finally hit the road for a day of fun and relaxation.  Now you may not think that driving is relaxing but Jeffrey does. So after my dental appointment this morning, we headed south for some places to visit.  We had driven by them on previous trips but did not have time to stop and check them out.
First stop was in Noble at an antique shop called Ripleys.  We didn't stay too long there as there was not much that interested me.  I did buy a tall basket to hold some hooked rugs and a small doll trunk. 
Next  stop was Deanna's Architectural Salvage in Ada.  Just let me say I didn't even make a dent in this place.  Inside alone there is probably 10,000 square feet of  'stuff' to look out. We started looking outside first and still didn't even see all that was outside.
Treasures found at Deanna's Architectural Salvage
After all that shopping, we headed to Davis OK for some BBQ at Smokin Joes.  Some friends had told us about this place. Said it was really good BBQ.  We got there about 3:15 and they were out of ribs and chicken, but said they would have some ready by 4.  So we decided to wait.  Since we were starving we split a chopped beef sandwich with french fries.  It was very good and we should have stopped there, but we had already ordered ribs and chicken to eat when it was ready at 4.  Well out came the ribs and chicken and we did eat a small amount but most of it came home with us.  There is lunch and dinner for the next  couple of days ((-:
Before heading back to Oklahoma City, we stopped at a garden center that had white pumpkins.  Every year I buy white pumpkins and this year I could not find any in the city.  Found a neat striped looking pumpkin too.
Thought I would show you what I did at Happy Trails Rug Camp.  I have done oxford punch before with Frank so I  worked on stuff in the evening after camp was over.  I did some of the small ornaments he had given us patterns for.  I need to put antlers on the reindeer and a squiggly vine on the pumpkin. Then hangers on them to use them as ornaments. Super quick to punch and plan on doing more for Christmas tags on presents.
 And a first for me: My sister-in-law, Danna, is a very talented quilter and decided last year to enter a couple of her quilts in the Oklahoma State Fair for the first time.  She won ribbons on them and was so excited that this year she entered again. Well, she talked me into entering a hooked rug.  You don't know if you won anything until you go to the fair and look for them in the displays. So on the opening day of the fair we went that evening and started looking for our entries.  Well, Jeff was the first to spot mine and guess what...I got a blue ribbon..I was so excited!! So I guess I could say that is one thing off my bucket list...enter something in the State Fair.
Old Thyme House designed by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company

And now for the finale....Emma.  She is growing up so fast.  She turned 15 months on October 13.  Since I have been working more, I don't get to see her quite as often, usually a couple of times during the week and sometimes on Saturday.  So enjoy the pictures!  She is truly one special litte girl to her Nanna and Poppy.
Coloring while Nanna works in her sewing room

Crazy hair in the morning

Miss Hollywood..she likes to wear sunglasses
Trying on Poppy's boots
Well that is how my last 3 weeks have been. Busy at work,  but still able to enjoy other things as well. This weekend is supposed to be really nice so hoping to get some yard work done.  Wishing everyone a great weekend and do something fun.


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  1. Patijane - sounds like a wonderful day! Happy for you your tax stress is over for a while! Congrats on your blue ribbon! Great rug! Wow 15 months already! Hard to believe!

  2. Congrats on the Blue Ribbon! It's a beautiful rug! The pics of Emma are adorable... i like the morning hair one! Deanna's looks like my kind of stop.... before I fill my belly with BBQ! Oh YUM! What a great place to live!

  3. Congratulations on your ribbon, that's fantastic, glad you had a good time. Love the sweet smiles on your little one!

  4. You & Jeff deserved the road trip ~ destress time. And the stops you made along the way look very interesting.

  5. Congrats on the blue ribbon it's a beauty of a rug. Miss Emma is getting so big and love the Miss Hollywood look. Boy you found some great places to visit and that BBQ place sounds wonderful.

  6. Great picture of Dad relaxing in the driver's seat. :-)