"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wasting Time in Jackson Hole

Yesterday I had to take the baby up to Jackson Hole for a doctor's appointment. I figured I'd be smart and go up early enough to get all the shopping I needed to do done before the appointment, so we could head right home afterwards. So much for planning.

The doctor ordered a blood test for the baby that needed to be done when he had an empty stomach. I had just nursed him before walking into the appointment. So we needed to hang out for a few hours, but had nothing to do. I had done all the shopping, and knew going into stores would only lead to spending money unnecessarily. So after I had a long lunch, I took him to a park.
He hated it. It was windy. And he just hasn't spent that much time outside yet. And he was mad that I wouldn't nurse him. He wasn't hungry - just tired - but sometimes we nurse just because he wants to.

This is how I finally calmed him down. I had to hold the pacifier tightly in his mouth, with my hand over his eyes and rubbing his cheek. He won't usually take a pacifier from me (go figure). He rested for a bit until we had to move.

Can you see the bugs on the blanket? We were sitting in the shade, under a big tree. I started to notice that there were an awful lot of little black bugs. When I looked closer it seemed like they had the body shape of aphids. I haven't ever noticed black aphids before - and these were bigger than the white ones. So I'm not sure what they were. I figured they weren't hurting anything, so kept on reading and trying to calm the baby. But they just kept multiplying. And then they started falling into my book. So I figured they were probably also falling onto me... We had to move.

It was too hot to sit in the sun, so we walked to the only store nearby ... the quilt store ;) I promise, I hadn't intended to go to the quilt shop... but I had 2 more hours to burn, so I had to do something. And, after my great find this past weekend, I didn't allow myself to spend a dime. Instead, I took pictures. I thought this pillow was pretty cute. What a quick, fun project. Probably have to make one of these someday :)

This was a super-easy, clever quilt. The snowflake blocks are made from a batik that has snowflakes printed on them.

I love this. Definitely have to make one of these. The funny thing (or should I say insane) is that they sell the black cut outs - precut and pre-centered - you just have to iron them on. The insane part is the price. I looked at one of a moose that was $35!! It isn't that hard to trace a design onto fusible webbing, iron it on and cut it out, then iron it to your fabric. I actually enjoy that process, and now that I think of it, I a project like that in the works... somewhere... if I still have it...

This was a lap-size quilt but look at all that piecing. It's not something I would make, but I was very impressed.

Talk about impressive. This one is in the works, and it's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Here's the other half on the design wall, that still needs to be sewn together. The lady was working on it right there in the store.

They sell the pattern for this one. I love the colors they've used. Very eye-catching.

Don't these look like little fortune cookies? They are actually pin cushions you wear like a ring. Might be a handy thing :) If nothing else, it's fun.

I love how they display things. It's all things western in Jackson Hole, so fabric is displayed in boots, and most quilts have a Western Wildlife theme - moose, bears, elk, etc. Love it here! AND, I managed to leave without buying anything! Gotta be a record for me ;)


  1. I have been in that quilt shop before - last year actually - but I only needed a spool of thread at the time and that was all I got!! Jackson Hole only has the one quilt shop right? I think so anyhow. They should have let you know before hand that the baby needed an empty stomach for the blood work!!

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