March 25, 2008

Here is my last post about the weekend get-a-way that we had that was about two weeks ago. Took me long enough to post it huh? *G* In the Davis Mercantile building in Shipshewana there is a huge carousel. I believe that at least half of the animals on it were hand carved. You could watch the progress on the ride as it was being built/carved. I told hubby that I would ride it if he would. I thought he would say no. He just grinned at me and said of course! Now you have to ride it! It had been a very long time since I had been on a carousel. I picked a horse that was low to the ground so my little short legs could reach to get up on it. We went around and around and around. At the end of the ride of course my horse stopped at the highest setting that it possible could! Ugh! Hubby got a good laugh at that and helped me navigate down. I neglected to mention that my friend Char, her Hubby and daughter came to Shipshewana for the day and she was my photographer. Thanks Char! It was fun having them there to laugh, share the pretzel experience with, and to just have a good time with.



I have been making progress with my Civil War Diary quilt blocks. I have a couple more to make and I will have the first row of blocks finished! Yippee! Unlike some of the others in the blogger group, I am making the blocks from just the Civil War Diary book. Others are combining the Civil War Diary book and Civil War Love Letters book for their quilts. This is the first sampler type of quilt that I have ever made and I wasn't sure if I would like making 121 different 6" blocks for one quilt. Well I do! After I finish the first book I will decide about the second one. I am glad I jumped in on this project. If you want to see some of the blocks that fellow bloggers have made click on the Sew Many Blocks icon on my side bar. It has been so much fun to see what others have done as far a fabric and color combinations!

11 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

How fun to take a carousel ride! I haven't done that in years, but I did ride the teacups in Florida :o)

Love your blocks! So much fun to see yours and everyone elses progress.

Kathie said...

your blocks look great!
and yes I agree they are addictive to make :)
oh carousels I love them too.. but to watch them!
Looks like you have had a great trip.
Kathie

Takako said...

You are a cute couple!
I love your CW blocks. Concentrating on blocks from only one book may work for me too although I've been making blocks from both books for now. Another decision to make...

Lea said...

Oh, you guys are so cute! Yes, your hubby is such a good sport.*S*

Your CW blocks are stunning. Oh, I love those colors that you used. Thanks, Marilyn! your turkey red with chrome yellow color scheme is really speak to me. I got to use this color combi.*S*

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your blocks are so pretty, I too was thinking I would use the Diary book if I under take that project!

That is to cute you guys riding the carousel!! Good thing you had your DH handy to help you get down off the horse! LOL... and he also carried all your fabric to the cutting table for you LOL! :O)..Isn't it just wonderful to have such sweet DH's ...

Rose said...

How nice that you were able to take a short vacation! I love looking at the carousel horses, each one different from the next. I don't remember ever riding one though. Maybe I should add that to my list of things to do before I die?

I just love the lively fabrics that you are using in the "Diary" blocks. Can't wait to see the next grouping of them!

Teresa said...

Carousel rides are so fun and make you feel like a child again. You have to smile and wave and its a definite feel good thing to do. I love your civil war blocks, especially the red/blue/yellow one.

Greenmare said...

oooooooooooo you could do a carousel wallhanging! think of the fun collecting animal fabrics!

Jessica said...

Shipshewana is great, isn't it?? I love that you went on the ride... Weren't those horses beautifully carved and ornate?

Bren said...

Love the pic of you guys on the merry go round!!
You CWDQ blocks are beutiful. I set mine aside to get the 4SS done and I have a table runner and baby quilt to do. Yeesh!!!

Marlene said...

The carousel ride looks like so much fun!

Love those CW blocks! The colors all look so delicious together!