Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

♥Home again♥

Arrived home Thursday morning at 3:00 am and have been on slow mode since then. You have to wonder is a vacation all worth it when you get back and have to re-organize? My answer "yes" ..... I recommend Bus/Coach Tours anytime!!!! You just sit and become a tourist; the rest is all taken care of... We rolled over 8778 kilometers (5454 miles) And I sewed my appliqué pieces.... With that many miles to cover I made quite a few pieces... I have way too many for one project but they will not go to waste.. I have another one in mind for the extras.

The highlight of our trip was at the.. Peabody Hotel in Little Rock Arkansas...

We arrived there and in the lobby to meet us was... Michelle....
I was so excited to see her I never thought to give my camera to someone to take a picture of our meeting.. (You only think of those things after the fact ): When I explained to the people travelling with us that Michelle and I were meeting for the first time, they all made the comment that they would have taken a picture of our first meeting. Everyone thought we had known each other all our lives.....(I wonder why? could it be the cries of joy that made them think we knew each other???) and that is how it felt the minute I hugged Michelle. Both Gerald and I will always cherish the moment!!!
(The photographer was not very experienced with the camera)
The picture maybe blurry but the memory will be forever etched in my mind and the gratitude of meeting Michelle, will stay in my heart for a lifetime. A sewing project with a Nova Scotia touch..... and the I Nova Scotia bear ........

Gerald was just sooooo excited for me...... he declined the invitation to come with us so we could have "quality time together", he said. Michelle and I took off and she brought me to...
I often read on different blogs that people were going to Jo-ann's for supplies and now I can say I did too.. We spent a good hour browsing and discussing our projects... But there is nothing like good food to bring on the real conversation and Michelle brought me to ....
T.G.I.Fridays for a lovely dinner.... of Cajun Shrimp Chicken Pasta ....Yummy!!!!
We chatted about everything- family, friends, work and of course quilting, all the while learning we had a lot in common and shared the same values...

when we ordered the.. same dessert, (yummy chocolate brownie) I was certain we had known each other forever.... a déja-vu ..

Now you see why it is rated the highlight of my trip? I regretted it was so short in time. But Michelle had a two hour drive back and it was only a one night stop for us.

Of course I was disappointed over the fact that Kelly could not join us ): but as she stated in her post.. life is unpredictable and it is at these moments I am reminded I do not have the controls.

As for our travels we had a very memorable and exciting trip. We were 26 people on the tour and we created a life long friendship with them all.
We visited and saw so many beautiful places it would be impossible to list them all. And we met a lot of wonderful people .. e.g. 9/11 survivors, Katrina survivors. Visited the superdoom in New Orleans where people were housed during the storm and thought of all the pain (and support) that was shared within that structure.
I doubt I will ever forget New Orleans on the 4th of July and the excitement in the French Quarters....on ma! ma!
Like anything there are some places I will not make an effort to go again but glad I went and then there are some I would love to re-visit! (Over time I will share some more photos and highlights of our 14 days in the USA)

When I arrived home I had mail...
My first 2010 Designer Mystery BOM

I noticed there are lots of happenings at the

I must get re-orientated to the goings-on.... and to my sewing room at all the projects that await me.
Thank you for all the well wishes for our travels.. I was just not able to respond as we had no idle time


  1. Welcome home! Sounds like and wonderful trip and I am so glad you met Michelle. I have been thinking about you and wondering when you were back home. It takes time to readjust doesn't it?

  2. Im so glad you had a fantastic trip! There's nothing like it to re-energize yourself.

    I haven't met any of my blog friends in person but that must have been a blast!

  3. That is a LOT of miles, Joan, I'm thrilled you had a wonderful time and what a blessing to be able to meet Michelle! Isn't she adorable! I'm sad that you couldn't meet Kelly, hopefully there will be another time. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  4. How exciting to meet a blogging friend! I am glad you had a great trip - look forward to seeing more pictures. ♥

  5. Welcome Home! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Michelle! How fun for the both of you :^)

  6. sounds like you had a great time.can't believe you managed to meet michelle!!!

  7. I'm glad you had a good time. I've heard of people taking a tour together, keeping in touch and taking another tour with each other. I'm glad you enjoy New Orleans. I visited once and loved it. I'm anxious to hear about your trip and hear where as you visited.

  8. Joan, I'm glad you made it safely home!

    Everytime I think of us meeting...I start to giggle! & it puts a smile on my face!

    Thank you for a memorable moment...
    Life is good!!!

  9. What a wonderful, wonderful trip! Glad you had a great time and I'm so glad your travels were safe!