Sunday, December 2, 2007

oh, how can it be?














i cannot believe it has been nearly a month since my last update... time sure does fly, and goes so much quicker the older that i get!


just to give you a quick update of the past month... i went to the wonderful wilton, ct., art show. it was just amazing to see all the talented artists work that i had seen on sites, stores or in magazines... i met quite a few new artists, trading our goods... and sweet goodbye's promising to stay in touch.


it was a long long trip to ct., especially for sara and i. we were excited knowing that the husbands weren't going (we do love them so.... but)... we wanted to be able to stop along the way... it seems that when "our" men are driving they are racing with time... who made the best time! so as we left home, before we were even out of town, our first stop was to the coffee shop, mocha's and muffins to go... we giggled at how wonderful it is to be able to stop.... well, to give you a heads up... it took us at least an extra 4 hours just to get out of nc., (which it is not a long way to va. from here....), but we stopped at the places that our husbands always said 'next time' too, and gobbled it all up...


it was a beautiful drive, full of fall colors still changing in areas, our were long gone by now... and the farms, dairy farms, were the largest that i had ever seen... and being an iowa girl, i have seen some wonderful farms... i always just want to go and knock on the door and ask them if i can stay for the day and watch....

first stop was to mayberry.... perfect time for lunch and to head over to floyd's barber shop... we ate at the local diner that is famed for it's pork sandwich....hmmmm.... my stomach was beginning to hurt...then over to the infamous blue bird cafe for sundaes of homemade ice cream.... my stomach was really hurting... so after just leaving in two hours we had eaten and eaten and were both feeling not so great....
then we headed over to floyds barbership and found it was closed that day but we ran into him walking down the street and he was happy to unlock the door and take us in anyway.... and boy, what a flirt he is! he has over 150,000 photos in his shop and sara and i will now become part of the legacy... so i've added pictures of mayberry, the road trip, my booth, and the hershey factory... where for the first time with me, chocolate actually won and i swore it off forever.... forever lasted almost a week.... and then down to my wood cutters shop in va, valerie and john who have helped me for nearly 10 years now... off to pick up more wood for painting.... always on the job! so enjoy the pictures.... and now i can move on to this magical december... and home with my terrific family...

1 comment:

jennifer lanne said...

Oh Diane!...or is it now Thelma and Louise?
I feel like I was riding along with you.....thanks for all the pictures!