Fun in my fabric world....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

When the storm was over!

Yesterday was spent confined to our hotel, setting up a temporary sewing circle in a corner of the lobby. The staff of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC were fabulous...a credit to their hotel. This a reenactment of trying to get outside...


Some of these were consumed...


Knitting and sewing done...and lots of chatter too.


Lots of wind and rain, but we were warm and snug. Other areas have not fared so well, and our thoughts were with those trying to find sanctuary. The Potomac was full of debris...


But the much photographed squirrels were out and about.


Today it was still COLD and wet...but we ventured out on a Trolley Bus tour (fabulous staff...Sooner Steve and Mike) and saw the memorials...all of the museums and Arlington were closed. The town was so very quiet...giving us a great view and easy access to memorials to Lincoln,


Jefferson


and Martin Luther King.


My Dad served during the Korean War, so I was in awe of the memorial to those who served there.


Almost frozen, Loz and I made a glamorous pair in our matching LILAC spray jackets... OMG I am wearing a pastel???? Note to self...never try to buy a spray jacket when a Hurricane is bearing down on you and expect both colour choice and a size that fits...we looked like a pair of lilac puff balls...but we were dry!


Off to Houston tomorrow!
Cardygirl xxx



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25 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

So glad all of you were safe. Love the sustenance and sewing circle.

Lorraine said...

Lilac puffballs indeed.....LOL sister LOL

shez said...

love the lilac puff ball look,lol,wonderful pics and so glad you are both safe and love the circle of friendship sewing group,stay safe.xx

Lynda said...

That's a good description of you both! Love the Martin Luther King statue - he's about to burst out of the marble.

Jeanette said...

So glad to see you safe & sound. been thinking of you. Hugs,

Sam said...

Glad to see you are safe & warm in your lilac puffballs.

Christine said...

hey you little puffballs, love that.
I was just there in all the places that you have just visited, I loved Washington DC, have a ball in Houston

Susan said...

Good to hear there's no loss of enthusiasm. Lilac is very becoming!

Ann said...

So glad to hear that you are all safe & you had a project to work on. Love the Lilac Puff Balls! Enjoy the rest of your trip x

Julia said...

So glad your all safe and well.
Good to see you made the best of a scary time, by sewing..
have fun.
Julia ♥

Teresa said...

So glad you are all safe. Very happy to see your sense of humour is as wonderful as ever. Enjoy the rest of your time there xxx

Chocolate Cat said...

Pretty cute lilac puff balls I must say!

AnitaS said...

I am glad you are all safe. I hope the rest of your trip is fine.

broderie said...

Careful you don't disappear in a 'lilac' puff of wind ! Good to know you are all safe and sound !

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So pleased to hear our purple puff balls are safe and sound....great photos....xx

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to hear your safe and sound........any delays on your flights to Houstan.......

Maree: said...

LOL ...Enjoy the Quilt Show won't you.
Glad you are all safe.
Cheers

DAWNIE said...

Enjoy your tomorrow bet you are all champing at the bit. Oh and yes your Lilac spray jackets - nice choice. Glad you are all safe.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Looks like you made the best of a tough situation! You must be with a tour bus since there were so many sewers in that lobby! Have a wonderful time in Houston!! I sure wish I could be there,. Next year will be my first trip to this awesome show!

Anita said...

I'm glad you got to get out and see more sights! And I think you should wear lilac puffy things more often......LOL

9patchnurse said...

I'm so glad they took good care of you. You guys sound like a great group to travel with. Have fun in Houston!

Carole said...

Glad to read that you are safe! It was quite the storm! Thanks for sharing!

Sheryl said...

Lucky you girls are in the right place, safe with good food, drinks and company and you can sit and stitch all day, fabulous holiday...

Salley said...

You're travelling with Jen and Annette??? By golly the world is small! Glad to see everyone safe.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Loving all your holiday pics, glad you are all ok :)