Wednesday, June 13, 2012

~ Troopers ~

I'm having a great time visiting family this week; however, it's hard not having everyone with us (husband and oldest son left behind, hard at work). My youngest son has been a trooper, to say the least, as is evident in the fact that not only did he let me take his picture (gasp!) but also gave his permission to post it :-) Actually, my son and parents were all troopers today, as the day was spent doing my two favorite things...eating and quilty shopping.

We hit the road earlyish this morning in order to beat the crowd at my favorite po'boy joint.

Last summer, I spent quality time as a po'boy taste tester in order to determine where to get the best shrimp po'boy from 'goula to New Orleans. I cannot tell you how many places I went, and po'boys I ate, in an effort to find the best one. I think, however, my favorite was found at BB's in Ocean Springs, MS. My mom and stepdad take us there just about every trip home. Their gumbo is out of this world as is their shrimp po'boys. 

After lunch, we visited a local quilt shop, Janet's Quilting Bee. The minute I walked in, I felt right at home. The owner was just as lovely and helpful as could be. 

I love the room she has set aside for classes. She mentioned that she gives private FMQ lessons...I'm thinking that sounds REALLY good to me ;-)

My mother surprised me with lots of happies, and I picked up a few happies myself.

Afterwards, we shopped for some supplies for a project my son and baby sister will be working on tomorrow,

then hit up the local ice cream parlor.

On the way home, we visited another quilt the name, as quilting is definitely my therapy,

as well as the sign in the window. A home and a quilt always have a story behind it!

I hope to share with you tomorrow some of the goodies I got at the quilt shops. I'm having to go back tomorrow, as my son waited until we got back at my mom's to mention he saw some fabric he'd like for his next quilt ;-)

Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!

~ Michelle ~


  1. What a cool kid you have! I hope I don't embarrass, but he's really cute too. Everything looks wonderful. From Po' Boys to fabric. I'll take one of each! Have fun!

  2. Looks like you are having a great time!

  3. Shrimp po'boy AND gumbo?!!!! Yummmmmmy. Can't believe there are TWO quilt shops you discovered. So glad y'all had fun.