Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Pioneer Day to all!










I took these photos on the way back from a Las Vegas trip we did back in June. I am still fascinated by the mountains (even after almost 19 years of living out here). They are just so different from where I grew up.
Have a great 24th!
Mary
I'm packing my bags, getting ready to go to Long Beach for Festival!! Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Vacation (part one)


Hi everyone,
I hope all of you enjoyed my photos, as I look at them, they bring back so many memories.
The trip was actually a three-parter. The first being the flight into Buffalo and the drive to Rochester. Then I flew to NYC and worked a trade show with my husband (that was part two), then I flew back to Rochester for some more family time (part three). Here are the photos and such from part one of the vacation.

We flew into Buffalo and spent the night. We then set off the next morning to visit this very cool quilt shop called The Quilt Farm. Their tag line is "Worth the Drive - The Answer to Quilter's Prayers in God's Country". This is very true as it is located in Boston New York (did anyone even KNOW there was a Boston New York - I didn't and I am FROM NY)??? For all of us who didn't know, the shop is located about 30 miles south of Buffalo, near Hamburg. You pass right by the Buffalo Bills football stadium. Their exact address is 5623 South Feddick Road and the phone # is (716) 941-3140.
Isabell Schmidt is the owner of the shop. It is located inside a huge barn. The quilt shop is on the bottom floor and upstairs there is a classroom, various bedrooms, a kitchen, laundry room and a bathroom. It is the perfect setup for a retreat. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Here is the awesome Isabell Schmit, the owner of The Quilt Farm.



Here is the shop - I took this picture from the road.



We passed by three different signs on different roads pointing the way to The Quilt Farm.



Take a look at this beautiful view of upstate NY - looking out the back door of the shop (look how green everything is).



Here is a shot of the interior.



and some of the bedrooms upstairs.



and the huge classroom



This is me trying to take photos while driving (kids, don't try this at home).



After this very fun side trip it was time to head east to Rochester.... and to my favorite place on this earth.



We HAD to stop for groceries at the Livonia Shur Fine - a small, but very well stocked store (my cousin introduced me to this yummy cheese called Cuba Cheese - it is out of this world).



The saying on their shopping bags just tickles me and for some weird reason I find it very funny. I always bring a few of these grocery bags back to Utah.



That's about it for now, I'll be back soon
Have a Shur Fine day!!
Mary

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Go Big or Go Home










Go big or go home... That was the motto for this trip and let me tell ya, we went big!!! It was a ton of fun and I will catch up soon... I have lots to talk about!! First, here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure.
Mary