Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 Another day of basket making this time it was with my Mother-in-law and sister-in-laws.
Pam, Mom, Brenda Sandra and myself

As you can see we are very pleased with our baskets.  We each shaped them a little differently. Some of them
 are oval and some of them are rectangle.

 Jerica loves our apple butter. On a Grand flaky biscuit she made
 five layers with apple butter in between each layer. 

 Terry and I drove to Delaware to celebrate Mark and Polly's 35th wedding anniversary.  We stopped at the Smithsonian on the way and saw an IMAX movie and purchased a few rocks 
at the Rock and Gem shop for Terry's collection.
Terry was tickled with his purchases.
The slice of rock in the back is one of the newly purchased treasures.

The big orange rock is another one.

Happy Anniversary Mark and Polly. 

 Their children planed a progressive rook party. 

 The younger gang played their own rook game.

The next morning we had a relaxing time at the breakfast table.
 We sat and socialized over coffee before we left for home.  We had so much fun!  Thanks for a wonderful time Mark and Polly.
 (Terry took the picture):)

 On the way home from Delaware we stopped at the Air and Space Museum.
 While there we saw two IMAX movies.

Terry and I took a quick trip to Roanoke to see our friends Ravi, Vannah and Niten. 

 Sunday we had spur of the moment company for lunch.  Justice, one of my nephews (on the far left) and his friends from Georgia came to Virginia to go snow boarding for a day.

 I am starting to collect my items for the sewing retreat with my mother,
 sisters and nieces.  Yippee!


  1. Me too! Yippee! Justus has been leaving you rave reviews. You've been having nothing but fun for weeks apparently. :-) ~Claire B.

  2. i so wish i could come to sewing retreat!!! can't wait to see all the posts from everyone about it :) have fun!

  3. Hi Barbara! I know you'll have a great time with your sisters sewing, but we certainly will miss you on the last class day! Have fun.

    Also...would love to know what a "progressive" rook party is. I love the game of rook but couldn't figure out the progressive part.

    Great baskets, too! My 84 yr old mom makes baskets and last year was at Dayton Days. I have some real treasures that she's made for me! Maybe you will have a heirloom basket to pass down to your granddaughter!