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08 August 2011

A 3-day weekend in pictures (mostly)

I'll forego to the bathroom details... for now. That was Sunday's activity and it's enough that I could flush by the end of the day... and no one was hurt. Hopefully, today's sink installation will go smoothly.

I had Friday off and headed south and a little bit west.

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Architecture

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There was a stop at Pendarvis - A Wisconsin Historic Site in Mineral Point, WI, along the way. I've been there before -- for a weekend with all my sisters a few years ago to celebrate my 50th birthday -- but we did not tour the site (there were so many other things on our list!).

There was a quick and photo-less stop to stretch legs in the Galena Historic District. Naturally, while walking, I found a yarn store -- Fiber Wild -- and a fine yarn store it was! I would love to visit Galena again, and for longer.

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There was a stop at the Home Ec Workshop in Iowa City, IA, where a definite color theme to the weekend emerged.

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These items will combine to become a project bag using Kirsten Kapur's free pattern, Dante's Purse.

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And the new contenders for the mystery shawl (my "Highland Holiday" yarn still in the mix). Heh.

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The drive was beautiful, both there and back. I saw parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa that I've never seen before. I've been enchanted by Iowa since my first time driving through and that has not changed. My grandmother was born there (Mason City), and some great greats and great great greats buried there (Brooklyn and Belle Plaine). I'll be back there again, too.

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Lastly, HAPPY 3rd 4th BIRTHDAY, ADDY! (Bad auntie! And, my, doesn't time fly?) (This is last year's pic, so he's another whole year cuter -- if you can even imagine.)

 

Comments

Beautiful photos of what sounds like a great weekend.

I can't wait to hear (and see!) more about your weekend! Iowa looks like it has wonderful wide open sky.
Your Dante bag will be fabulous. So much to look forward from you!

What a lovely weekend! And, really, I can't imagine any more cuteness. . .

Beautiful pictures. I'm an Iowan, and agree ... it's a beautiful state.

Thanks for the Pendarvis photos - I loved it, but haven't been there in years! There was a restaurant that served very good pasties, only they were baked in a big pan, instead of individual one - Red Rooster maybe?

Great photos! I think you've just inspired me to get back to B&W photography.

I love your photos...so architectural...very nice

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