I have no idea what the proper name of this vehicle is - I spotted it rolling along Maryland Avenue (I _think_:) in front of the Convention Center as I was going by last week. The central counter that runs along each side is a beer bar, the drinkers are pedaling on bicycle-like foot pedals and the trolley? car is going along forward, steered by the fellow in the back. A real head scratcher! :) All the folks going along were toasting the pedestrians with their glasses of beer. :) Just one of many peculiar sights....
Hugh and I left Indy on Monday morning for a leisurely drive to southeast Ohio to see my Mom and brothers on the farm (east of Cinncinatti about 60 miles). We spent the rest of Monday visiting and Hugh set up the new computer we stopped to give them. :) All three of my brothers were looking in better health than I expected ... but my Mom is getting worse with her autoimmune disease. :(
Clearly I am on my way to early senility - I worked hard to bind a quilt I made for her (which has been waiting for its binding for at least a year) ... and carried it all the way to Indy and back ... just to totally, completely FORGET to give it to her. :( Major, major sighes! I will have to package it up and write her a nice letter tomorrow. How stupid can I get? (never mind, don't answer that!)
Tuesday morning, Hugh and I stopped in Athens Ohio (about 45 minutes north of Mom's farm) to see the 2013 Quilt National exhibit. Aren't allowed to take photos of the show (but I did buy a copy of the catalog text so I can re-visit it:) - but I did take a shot of the Barn Quilt block at one end of the Dairy Barn. I actually think this might make an interesting 'modern' style quilt.
The QN exhibit really blew me away - I've seen all of the shows, since the very first one, and this one seemed unusually excellent to me. Well worth seeing!
Our trip back to Maryland was uneventful and pleasant. In fact, the weather was wonderful where we were the entire trip! Lucky us. :) Hugh and I travel well together and always enjoy one another's company while driving. I did manage to spend two afternoons with my daughter during the Con, too. Here is a photo of her that I took to show off her just-purchased gamer's fez :)
I managed to finish both of the staff birthday gifts I took along to make (I spent most of three days just hanging around my hotel suite sewing:). Reasonably successful. :)
Oh, I have not shared the photos of a gift I made for Eva - a quilter's wallet made with the Alexander Henry 'Poe' fabrics I bought at the Quilters' Unlimited show in June.
Today I had scheduled a doctor's appointment - he gave me another referral to see the osteologist again. Poor knee! Other than that venture outside, I spent the day reading an Odd Thomas novel (by Dean Koontz) and doing laundry. Pleasantly lazy. :) Now I have to make the transition back to 'normal' life. Sigh!