When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
Did you miss me? Of course not. You didn't even know I was gone. But I was! I was in Las Vegas from last Thursday until Monday evening. Fooled you, didn't I. I even had posts on my regular days. What was I doing? We were attending the PBR World Finals. What's that? It's the Professional Bull Riding finals. It looked a little like......
We had a wonderful time. So many cute cowboys to look at. And they are all so friendly. But don't worry, DH got his fill of looking too. We stayed at South Point (great place to stay!) and on Saturday night they held their first Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Party. OMG!!!! You wouldn't believe some of the costumes we saw - or lack there of. This was definitely not a child approved venue. But we certainly got our fill just walking to our room. And, no, I didn't take any pictures. We also fed the slot machines and ate some good food. The only down side was the DH came down with a cold our first day there and now my throat is so sore I can barely swallow. I'm still wading through emails and snail mail and hopefully will finally get back to the sewing machine today.
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
November has been designated Peanut Butter Lover's Month. Here are some fun facts about that sticky, peanutty taste delight:
* Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state, but did you know that Texas is #2* It takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18 oz jar of peanut butter!
* Americans eat about 3 pounds of peanut butter per person each year, totaling about 500 million pounds... enough to cover the floor of the Grand Canyon.
* Peanut butter was first introduced in 1890, when a unknown St. Louis physician encouraged the owner of food products company to process and package ground peanut paste as a nutritious protein substitute
* Nearly half of the U.S. peanut crop is made into peanut butter each year.
* Folks on the East coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the chunky-style.
* "Arachibutyrophobia" (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A) is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.
* There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
* Peanut butter was the secret behind "Mr. Ed," TV's talking horse.
ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
With the start of a new month I thought it was time to get away from Halloween themed flowers and onto Thanksgiving for One Flower Wednesday......
And the turkeys fit Thanksgiving perfectly. I won't have many flowers along this theme as I haven't found many cute Thanksgiving prints to work with.
I found this thread fabric just by chance at Joann's last time I was there. Too bad I couldn't find more of the plain stitching fabric for the center.
Thanks to Karen (aka Journey of a Quilter) you can check out more wonderful hexie flower creations all from one spot. Just click on the link above or HERE.
I also made one more flower for my Aunt Sarah quilt......
The petals on this flower are 3/4" hexies. The flowers for the quilt are growing very S-L-O-W-L-Y.
No free motion quilting practice since I wasn't near a sewing machine for the last 6 days. Hopefully I won't be too rusty when I start back up today.
Today I just want to get back in front of my sewing machine and hear it stitch away. Not sure exactly what I will work on but something..............
The House of Wilson is having a giveaway. You could win bundle of 50 fabric hexagons and 50 papers to get you going making hexagons. This giveaway ends Friday, November 4, at 9 pm AEDT.
Daisy and Jack is having a giveaway. You could win a darling Ghastlie mug rug. This giveaway ends Sunday, November 6, Australian time.
Stormy Days is having a giveaway. You could win a $25 gift certificate to I Have A Notion. This giveaway ends Friday, November 4.
The Desert Rat Chronicles is having a giveaway. You could win a Ghastlie Wristlet, tissue cover, earrings, and kanzashi flower. This giveaway ends Friday, November 4, at 10 pm.
Inspiring Creativeness is having a giveaway. You could win a wonderful book cover. This giveaway ends Friday, November 4.
Bejeweled Quilts By Barb is having a giveaway. You could win a Beam N Read light. This giveaway ends Monday, November 7.
Sew Cal Gal is having a giveaway. You could win a Beam N Read light. This giveaway ends Monday, November 7.
Rsisland Crafts is having a giveaway. You could win two patterns. This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 8.
One More Quilt is having a mini giveaway. You could win a practice fabric (looks like it could be used for either hand quilting or machine). This giveaway ends Monday, November 7, at 10am.
Lavender Dreams is having a sponsored giveaway. You could win a $50 gift card to Lowe's Company. This giveaway ends ?
Would you like to add to the Traveling Stash? You can still enter my giveaway HERE.