3/28/18

Mewtiny!

My furriends, you will not believe what I saw when I looked out the window yesterday.


It was a big, stinky, woofie...right outside our back window. And, I said to myself, "Enough is enough."


So, I called to my furriend Sadie for a confurrence.


As you might guess, we had a meeting of the minds, and decided to stamp our kitty paws in purrtest.


Mom and Dad, this whole situation has become unpurrable, and we demand a trip home this instant.


And, surpurrisingly, they agreed. If I'd known it would be so easy, I'd have purrtested much sooner. So, okay. That kind of took the wind out of my sails. But I told my mom she could take time to post the last images for the fibpurr arts show. You're welcome.

Little does he know that Mike suggested it earlier in the day. I think we're both ready to be home. It seems we've had all the fun we can stand.

So here are the last of the pictures I took from the Diamond Valley Arts Council Fiber Arts Show. This first one was the first place winner among the quilts.


Mike was simply amazed by this one.


This whole show was really notable for its three dimensional artistry. This one almost looked real.


This next one was also very pretty. Same artist.



Lots of detailed work.




This one was just kind of fun for its representation of California symbols.






I loved the colors in this one. If I'm remembering correctly, it had some sparkle to it that my iPhone camera wasn't able to pick up.



Finally, this one was the second place winner among the quilts.



I love how she did the fish scales.



So, we're taking off this morning. We expect to be home by Friday if everything goes well. I may or may not blog along the way, depending on whether I have anything to tell you.

Thanks to the many of you who have followed along so faithfully. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip...or maybe you were just being nice. Either way, your many comments over the long haul were very much appreciated. It will be good to be writing to you from the comfort of my desk and looking out the window on the field back home. There will be a lot to do to get back to normal when we get there, but it's going to be wonderful to be home again.

38 comments from clever and witty friends:

Quilting Babcia said...

Safe travels my friends!

Synthia said...

There's absolutely no place like home! Safe travels from me too.

Susan C said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Safe travels as you head back home.

Danette Stankovich said...

Thanks for the awesome photos. Sadie and Smitty will be glad to be home, too.

djquilting said...

I have enjoyed traveling with you, Mike and your furbabies. Thanks so much.

Anne Kirby said...

You are just adorable with your kitty-speak. I love it! And thank you for everything you blogged - The hikes, the flowers, the quilt shops, the kitty walks, the food, everything. It was one of the best vacations I never had! Bless you guys and stay safe on the way home. I can almost feel your longing for your real house. Take some time to wind down before coming back here, we can wait.

Vicki Price said...

We, your faithful readers, have enjoyed every virtual mile. Be safe!

piecefulwendy said...

Safe travels as you head home! It's been a grand adventure, and I'm delighted that you shared it with us. I look forward to your posts from home!

Betty said...

I have enjoyed and learned so much from your adventures. I may not comment often, but have followed along every mile of the way. Will be interesting to see Sadie and Smitty's response to being home again. Safe travels!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think everyone was ready for home a bit ago, but no one raised their paw to speak. It has been so wonderful of you to share your journey with us. Your eyes, photos, and commentary have made it feel like we were right there with you. Safe travels home.

CJ Smith said...

I know exactly how you and the gang feel. Sometimes your fun meter gets pegged and it's just time to head home. As my father always said "It's good to get back to your own dung hill!". Safe travels!

Shari said...

Safe travels home. Traveling is fun, but I'm aways glad to get home. Thanks for sharing your trip!

QuiltShopGal said...

I'm glad that there wasn't any blood shed in this Mewtiny. May your final days on this Celebration Road Trip be smooth and fun, where you soon safely arrive back home and settle in for the rest of Spring and a wonderful summer.

Carol Evans said...

I have enjoyed every minute of your trip. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a safe trip home!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I think Anne K said it fully--and I second her comment--
safe travels and can't wait for the next post--
you and those kitties make my day--
enjoy, di

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Wishing you a safe journey. I have really enjoyed this travel adventure. Hugs and kisses to Smitty and Sadie. Such good travel companions.

Vicki W said...

Safe travels!

Jayne Jacobson said...

Thanks for taking me along on this awesome vaca! It seems that we can't wait to leave and "get away from the daily routines" to only be "more than ready to be home". I have enjoyed every mile of your journey and even recognized some places from back home in Texas. Be safe on this last leg of your journey.
Jayne in Utah

Quilting Tangent said...

Safe trip!

Junebug613 said...

Wonderful quilts. I always enjoy your photos. Smitty will be beside himself, when he's back in his castle!

Shirley Elliott said...

Thank you for sharing your trip with your readers! I have enjoyed each post and loved all of the photos and the information you shared on each location. What an awesome adventure you, Mike and the kitties have had.

Frog Quilter said...

I sure have enjoyed the trip. Can I go next time too?

Cathy said...

It’s been delightful to follow along with your posts these last several months, enjoying the sights vicariously. Thank you for thatAnd Alfie and Darla enjoyed Smitty’s exploits, although they felt bad that Sadie tried to escape. All in all, it will be good to have you home again and settled back into your natural habitat!

Tilly said...

Save trip! We here from you later on.
greetings Tilly

Susan said...

I have enjoyed your travelogue. There is nothing like being away from home for awhile to make you long to be there. I hope you have a safe trip.

Nancy in IN said...

Blessings. Have a safe trip. Normal?!!! What is that?

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I was with you everyday! Thanks for taking us all along with you on your adventures.

Quilter said...


Have thoroughly enjoyed all of the places you have gone and taking the time
to share such wonderful pictures and lots of information about the many things
adventures you all have had... Would sure agree HOME sounds wonderful after
being away for such a long time... Please be very safe and will be awaiting
all your future fun happenings...
Thank you Thank you Thank you..
MaryLou

Nancy said...

Have a safe drive home. I would have had trouble staying away as long as you did. Today it is sunny and suppose to be 60. But you know it will be raining by Sunday.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I hope that the last of the trip is smooth. I've been gone a total of almost 7 weeks since mid December, and I've been sick thru several of those weeks, so, all I wanted the past few weeks was to be home. Now that I'm back home, I'm just trying to recuperate before I get back to normal. Take your time, and just get used to 'normal' again.

Dots said...

This has been a fun time reading your adventures and looking at the photos with the details included. You, Barbara, are a gifted story-teller among many other talents. What a trip! So enjoyable. Loving the kitties, too.
Have a safe trip back to Ranch!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. It was an interesting tour around the US. Safe travels as you head home.

Dar said...

It was so delightful to join you on your trip. (if truth be known, I have not totally finished reading through all your wonderful stops, but I will continue and finish the trip after you arrive home). :) I would love to do something like this one day, but don't think it will ever happen, so I'm glad you shared yours.

Kelly Hamlyn-Harris said...

I live in Australia and I have loved seeing the places you went to. Thanks for sharing the sights and the quilt shops with us. And the kitties of course. Will they be pleased to be home?

Natureluvr57 said...

I have also enjoyed the sites I'll never see and the shops I'll probably never visit. I'm glad it's been a safe journey so far and pray the rest of the way will be safe also. I still have Quilt Roadies on You Tube I can follow around the country. They're also from Oregon. I'm sure all of you will be so glad to get back to "Home Sweet Home". Enjoy the trip home

Lee said...

You've had a long and interesting journey - thank you for sharing! Safe travels.

Karen said...

Thank you so much for the armchair travels and the kitty narratives.
I so enjoyed the blooms and the quilt shops. It was the best HBO show ever.
The history lessens were fun and awesome.
I still say you should put this in a book.

quiltzyx said...

Welcome Home y'all!

Thanks for taking us along for this trip of a lifetime. You've shown me things I never would have seen & I always enjoy learning from the links you post too. Plus the photos! Oh the photos!!

Now it's time to relax for a bit and rediscover your own home again!!