Monday, July 12, 2010

Oxford, MS

Our friends came down for a visit a bit ago, so we took a day trip to Oxford, MS. She went to Ole Miss, and since it is only about 45 minutes from here, we all went. Oxford is a beautiful town. Since we got there at lunch, we had to try Abners, their favorite Chicken place.

The girls at Abners parking lot.

Then we spent some time downtown, getting ice cream at a little sweet shop and  checking out Corner Books.

The town is a square around the court house, with lots of great shops and restaurants. There is a children's corner books, which has a play area for the kids.

this suit just says "southern gentleman"

Of course, after exploring downtown, we had to visit Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home.

The grounds were absolutely wonderful, cool and shady. The girls ran around outside for a bit, and let the moms explore then inside of the house.

It was a nice day.Oxford is a really cool town, we hope to go back soon to explore more!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wall Hanging

Sew... my friend Gina made this wonderful batik and gave it to me! I had no idea what to do with it at first, but found this nice green leaf batik for a border, and decided to make a wall hanging.

I only quilted around the tree to make it pop.

Then I added a few beads to the moon because who can resist adding beads for sparkle?

I am happy with how it turned out, Gina's batik was so beautiful I was almost afraid to touch it!