Saturday, January 19, 2013

Florida Bound


We are heading off to Florida today for 5 weeks. I’m a little apprehensive as this is the first time we’ve done a trip for this long. We are leaving our kids at home…they are hardly kids, 30,24, and 19. They are adults really, however still hard not to worry about them and all the things that could go wrong when we are 2000 kilometers away. We are staying a week in Orlando and then 4 weeks in Tampa.

This is what we said we were going to do for our retirement…so I better suck it up.

This is what I have packed……LOL….and this is just my sewing and craft stuff.

I have my sewing machine, thread that I might need, cutter, rulers, mat, wool for crocheting, books to read, my needlepoint, and 4 sample projects to finish for Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. Also a 4 year old Thimbleberries quilt that only has the first instalment of 12 completed, a 4 year old double pumpkin seed applique quilt that needs to be finished, and a tulip table runner in case I get bored.


The crochet , reading and the needlepoint I can work on during the drive down as it will take us 2 full days to get there. The other projects I hope to complete during dear hubby’s afternoon nap time.

I’ll keep you posted on our adventures…I know that there is a quilt show in Orlando  AND Tampa while we are there!


  1. And I'm sure there are lots of nice quilt shops in Tampa and Orlando as well! You'll be so busy our golfing or spending time at the pool, you may not have time to unpack your projects! Have a great time!

  2. If you would like a list of quilt shops in the Tampa area, let me know. Have a safe trip.