Catching Up!

 Time to check in with you all. 
When you receive a blog comment that reads, "where are you?"
it is time to catch up!
 I snuck away for a few days with my sisters and their husbands on a trip to Denver Co to visit our son, Matthew.  We've not seen him since Christmas, so it was good to see he and Megan.
 Father and son enjoyed a 100 mile bike ride together.  Father, son and uncles golfed, while mother and aunts enjoyed the Old Glory show in Littleton.  Us girls also took in the exhibits at the Denver Art Museum.  A couple of interesting exhibits are now on display, Spun Adventures in Textiles and the Nick Cave Sojurn exhibit.  Both exhibits were very fascinating and highly recommended.  In a small glass showcase in the Spun exhibit were a precious huswife from the 1700's, and an marvelous sewing roll.  The huswife was in mint condition with the year and initials cross-stitched upon the top flap.  The calicoes used in the piece were wonderful...browns and rusty reds.    If you like old buttons, old beads, old glass birds the Nick Cave Sojurn exhibit is right up your alley.   Here is a link to this exhibit.  I don't know what was more fascinating, the buttons sewn onto the Soundsuits or the black nylon screen walls that had 1000's upon 1000's of old mother of pearl buttons attached to them.  If you scroll down on the linked page there is a video that shows them setting up the exhibit and attaching the buttons to these wall panels.  Amazing.   Makes me want a wall of buttons in my house!!

A quick day trip was taken to ride the Georgetown Loop train,  and the rest of the time was spent relaxing on the patio, sipping iced tea, and just enjoying family conversation.
Matthew and Megan made us a wonderful supper the last night, at their little bungalow.  We enjoyed fall off the bone smoked ribs, homemade macaroni and smoked cheese, baked beans and Butter Finger cupcakes.  We all ate until we had to roll off our chairs....mmmm, am still craving those ribs and cupcakes, Matthew and Megan~  Thanks for a wonderful meal!
I've already gone to Megans Pinterest page and printed off the recipe for the cupcakes.  Will need to make these sometime!
Here is the link.
Will also need to get Matthew's recipe for his ribs...he mentioned something about them being the 3,2,1 method.

Now catching up at the storefront...
while I was away, the linens for the new charts arrived.  If you have these on order, they will be shipping today and tomorrow.  The reprints of the Stacy Nash book is also done.   For those who purchased these from us, your name has been forwarded to the publisher and you will be receiving your replacement book directly from them in the next week. 

Time to sign off...lots to do today,


Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Glad you got to visit our beautiful city shame tho its so filled with smoke. I am heading to Nashville for a few days and look forward to some clean air and humidity LOL Did you get a change to visit Fancimats?

Phyllis said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful state. Love living here.

Sue said...

I feel better now. LOL Happy to see that you got some well deserved time off and family time.

Mouse said...

oooooo gorgeous views and sounds like an enjoyable barbeque had by all and cakes yummmmm ... off to go and peep at the link .. the husif sounds wonderful :) love mouse xxxxx