|the happy couple with their wedding mini quilt|
|mom's wedding quilt|
Melvin, my new 'stepfather' is a hoot! He has a wonderful sense of humor. My oldest son has had me looking for him a purple tie at thrift stores. His favorite color is purple. Well, when Melvin heard this, he told me he has a purple suit that he'd give to Christopher.
|Connor, mom and Christopher in the purple suit|
|Connor 'rockin' the purple suit|
Well, I did get a chance to visit a few thrift stores while I was in Texas (before the purple suit tryon). I didn't get much, but, I did find some lovely wedding ring placemats, and 18 thimbles. Wow, 18 thimbles!
|placemats & thimbles|
|2 Christmas thimbles|
|2 wooden thimbles|
|2 flower thimbles|
|2 airplane thimbles and a bird thimble|
|2 animal thimbles|
|a mermaid thimble and a Bahamas thimble|
|New Oklahoma thimble|
I also picked up a few patterns at a thrift store. The vest pattern has the Alamo on it. Gotta have a pattern of the Alamo, if you're from Texas.
|Cheryl & Michele|
|Route 33 pattern|
|Aurifil thread from @pril & Bonnie's new book|
Lots happened while we were away, like our mail box getting blown up on July 4th! The pictures are on my phone, and, I don't have web access on my phone, so, I can't show you, but, just know that it is now in multiple pieces. Oh well. Also, on the drive home, we had to pull over to take a picture of this 'spider' that I'd seen on the way down. We also took a few other pictures next to the spider.
|car 'spider' in Stamford, Texas|
|Stamford host the Texas Cowboy Reunion, too|
|truck beds buried in the dirt in Stamford, TX|