Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

My husband has been cooking up a surprise for this weekend for Valentine's Day. Well, it was a fun weekend. Friday, I received some beautiful roses at work. Then, yesterday (Valentine's Day) we went to a local Bed and Breakfast called The Ben Maddox House and had a wonderful dinner, spent the night, and had an even better breakfast this morning. The owner is from Ireland and provided great hospitality and was interesting to talk to. Also, a great cook I might add!

Yesterday I had to go into work to work on grades a little bit. I took these pictures right before I left. As soon as I left, then cat knocked my flowers on the floor and some of them broke :-(

This afternoon we decided to go for a drive. The mountains have been just beautiful lately and I wanted to really enjoy the view today. I'm so fortunatate that I get to see this on my way to work each morning. (Of course, that makes up for all the days when you cant even see the mountains at all due to the smog!)

This was taken on the road from Lindsay to Visalia

We took the back road to a small foothills town called SpringVille. Believe it or not, the name of the road was Yokhol Valley Road! (I thought that was the funniest thing when I moved here from the SF BAy Area, that there was actually a town called Yokhol where the local Yokhols really do live!)

And, I even got some sewing done this weekend. I cut out this Loes Hinse New York Dress yesterday morning and sewed it up when we got back from our drive. This is a super fast dress to make. I did the whole thing on my serger and did the sleeve hems, bottom hem, and neck edge on the cover stitch machine. I have more details about what I did on my review at P.R.
I have more pictures here.


Chicago Sarah said...

Wow, Nancy, sounds like a fantastic weekend! Good for you guys! :)

Anonymous said...

Your post reminds me that, many years ago, my Dad lived in Visalia - on Lover's Lane. ;)

Elaray said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Nancy - this is a great dress on you! You should make it again!!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Lynn said...

I love your flowers and your weekend!

Myra said...

Pretty dress, beautiful roses, great b&b and drive, wow, what a weekend!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and such beautiful roses. Bummer the cat knocked them over tho. Pretty dress too! :-)

Summerset said...

Aw, what a great weekend and such a great dress to boot! You look wonderful in that dress!

HeathersSphere said...

What a cool weekend! Beautiful roses, stunning scenery, and wow....that dazzling dress! You look so fine!

Anonymous said...

Pretty dress.
Bummer about the cat.
That picture of them in your house is so pretty!

(too funny! the "verify" word for me is "messes")