Well Mom and I made it back from Illinois in one piece.
We loved road tripping together-just the two of us- and I have SO many pictures and stories to share.
But first I have to recover from all the fun and all the driving (9 hours each way!)
And get the car unpacked. Oy.
We also wore our scrappy prize ribbons that I made for us.
the book title.
The black sweater flowers were purchased in the clearance aisle at Michaels, the little bitty crochet flowers were in the $2 section and the rest of the materials came from my stash.
I stitched all the bits together starting with the layered mini-flowers and buttons, then adding the ribbons and fabric strips last (the back is NOT pretty, trust me,)
I thought about adding a broach-back, but I don't find them to be particularly sturdy, so instead we just attached our ribbons to our aprons with safety pins. Cause we are fancy that way.
The ribbons were a bit of a last minute project, but I am super happy about how they came out! I actually can't believe I got them all done and didn't forget to pack a single thing for this trip.
I have to give props to Jeanetta for helping me pack ahead of time, and for giving me the idea for the ribbons.
I also have to give a huge shout out to my momma who made this trip possible by being my wing-woman. I could not have done it without her, and it would not have been half as much fun without her.
OK, it is back to unpacking for me.
I hope you are all having a lovely Monday.
I will be back soon with more road-trip tails and some thoughts on alternate routes.