Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bridges

I was reading the news headlines this morning and came across this one...

Marathon span: World's longest sea bridge opens 

I click over to read the article and find that this bridge spans 26.4 across the Jiaozhou Bay in China..man am I glad I won't be driving in China. Heck I have a hard time driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and it's only 20 miles across the lower Chesapeake Bay and while I've only done it  a handful of times.  

This kind of bridge is more my speed...

we lived about a mile from this bridge in Merrimack New Hampshire and I still have fond memories of taking our golden retriever Maggie down to Babossic Brook....and ya know that is one of the things I miss about living up North..the beauty...So you choose, which bridge would you rather go over, a 26.4 mile span full of concrete or this beautiful covered bridge painted red that spans a little brook?

until next time...

Be Kind..

Kelly Ann

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Celebrating the love of Independents

As an independent business owner I get all excited when I hear of movements that recognize the importance of supporting independent business so I was super excited when I was chatting with my friend, Hilary Frye, on Facebook yesterday and she came up with the brilliant idea of starting a "Celebrate Independents Day".  And Hilary having a way with words posted about it on her blog this morning, so instead of me repeating it all go take a look at what she's cooked up...

All of this goes hand in hand with the 3/50 Project that I am behind 100% ...


The 3/50 Project supports independent, locally owned businesses by inspiring consumer loyalty to the storefronts that directly fund their communities.

Think of three businesses you'd miss if they went away. Stop in. Say hello. Pick up a little something that makes you smile. That's what keeps them around, after all.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.


It's difficult not to run to a big box store for your gift items or cards but look around in your town, if your town doesn't have small gift type stores, or is made up entirely of chains, remember there's a booming business on Etsy full of handmade items, and yes all of these people are independents.  So walk across the street and grab a cup of coffee from your local coffee dude, like Pablo, then pop in and see Lee at Latitudes take a quick trip to see me at Kelly Ann's Quilting ...  we will all be very thankful for your business..

And the next gift occasion that rolls around if you're not inclined to make something please be inclined to shop local..

and as always..
Thank you for your support
and...
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

Sunday, June 19, 2011

One Day...Two Presents...

Today is Father's Dad and my Father's Birthday so in our family that means two presents...and man'o'man does my dad like his presents...So here's to you dad...
Happy Birthday and Happy Fathers Day...
Love...your favorite child...

Kelly Ann

Friday, June 17, 2011

Foto Friday

Still unloading my camera from Salt Lake City and Spring Quilt, I came across a bunch of pictures from the market floor...so for your viewing pleasure....












Until next time...
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blog about Blogs

I blog and I read blogs, I read alot of blogs and while chatting with a Facebook friend, Hilary Frye of FryeStyle (y'all can go over and "like" her page if ya want).  So the discussion was about how many unread blog post we had, I use Google Reader so I can see how many "unread" post I have.. today 272.  But this also got me to thinking, what kind of blogs do people read...do quilters only read quilting blogs?  do dog friendly people only read dog blogs?  So this got me looking at the type of blogs I read...so here goes..
  • Quilting this includes embroidery
  • Gardening
  • Pet/Dog/Vet
  • Decorating
  • DYI
  • Cooking
  • Nutritionist
  • Fiber**lots and lots of Fiber**
  • Farming
  • News
  • Sports, Nascar/Football/Baseball
  • Knitting
  • Retail information
  • and a few that don't really have a catagory
So tell me...what type of blogs do you read?  do you stick with your hobby?  or are you as crazy as me and have blogs all over the board...

until next time
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

Monday, June 13, 2011

Road Trip in Salt Lake City...continued 2...

Here is the final installment of my road trip while in Salt Lake last month, Pine Needles located in cute Gardner Village was the perfect way to end the day.  Loaded with cute little displays, bright color paint on the wall...there was eye candy all around and I couldn't decide what to take a picture of so I just kept snapping away.  I hope you enjoy just a few of the pictures, if I had loaded them all you'd be here all day...













So that's it, the Shop Hop road trip is complete, the rest of my time in Salt Lake City was spent working to find lots of fun and interesting new goodies for the store...work work work...and maybe, just maybe a little fun at night with my friends.

Until next time...
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Morning....

Sunday morning around here is actually our Saturday, we sleep in a little, and with the girls running around downstairs, I mean a little.   If the weather isn't too hot, too cold, too wet...we sit out on the front porch with our coffee and computers, enjoying the sights and sounds of living in the country.  Watching the birds on the feeder and listening to the cardinals chirp in the woods makes for a perfect way to start the weekend.  Because our yard is surrounded by trees we have our own private oasis and except for the occasional bicyclist or car going by you can almost pretend your on your own little planet...so join us for a cup of joe, a blog list a mile long to read and life in the country...



until next time...
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Road Trip in Salt Lake City...continued...

Yes, I know, it's been a month since I was in Salt Lake and yes I know many weeks have gone by since my first post on the road trip I did while there...but ya know what they say...better late then never..

Up next...Piper's Quilts ...















As you walked up towards the front porch the front yard was lined with beautiful quilts and just as many hanging all along the rails.  Lots of clever displays and was fun to chat with the owners about the history of the building and the ghost that resides there...

Hope you enjoyed this part of the road trip...one more stop to write about...

until next time...
Piece Out..
Kelly Ann