Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Visit To New Orleans

My sons flew from the northeast to New Orleans on a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer trip. They have done this a number of times but this is the first time that we were able to meet them there. Now that we live in Texas the drive was a mere 350 miles and well worth it to spend a few days exploring the French Quarters and visiting with them both. I had only driven through Louisiana but never had the opportunity to see New Orleans; here are just a few pictures:

My son warned me that I would not like Bourbon street…he knows me well, I did not but I did enjoy the French Market and the many street performers.

I had the opportunity to stand in an endless line of people at the popular Café Du Monde so that we could enjoy coffee and beignets. Yes, I did indulge but was unwilling to go on camera eating these high calorie treats but I was quick to snap these:

Always clowning around and making us laugh my younger son posed for a picture with his New Orleans girlfriend:

Like any true stitcher, I spent more time packing up my “cross stitch” bag for this trip but I did not work on one thing the entire weekend.

I did learn that my Easter Exchange had arrived so I can share pictures of the Flat Fold that I sent to Julianne:

Gifts from the Heart Easter Exchange
Design: Easter Tree
Stitched for: Julianne
Finish: Flat Fold

I stitched the same design for my dear friend Paula C. as an Easter surprise:

Designer: Nouveau Encore Design
Design: Easter Tree
Stitched For: Paula C.
Finish: Flat Fold

I am a bit concerned that the ornament I stitched for the March Ornament Exchange may have gone missing in the mail. I mailed it 2/24 and still have not heard a thing so it does not look promising, I will however keep my fingers crossed as the moderator checks into this for me!

That's it for today, thanks for dropping by and please do come back again!

Until next time...


Jen said...

Looks like you had a nice trip.

Lennu said...

Hi Marie, the Easter design is very pretty and so are the two finishes you made of it!

Lovely photos of your trip, it must have been great. I truly love the Internet and blogs, it's wonderful to see photos of all these places :) Have a very happy week!

Catherine said...

Looks like a fun trip!!

Love your stitches!

Alice said...

The stitching looks great! You had nice weather it looks like... beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde.... yum. I didn't much like Bourbon street either, but love poking around the shops.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love your blog. You have received a blog award. If you go to my blog you will see your name and you can pick up your award.

Paula C. said...

I'm glad you had a great time with your boys! Thanks again for the wonderful gift =) I smile every time I look at it!

Brigitte said...

You must have had a very nice trip and a great time with your sons.
Love your stitched pieces. You were so busy lately stitching and crafting. With wonderful results.

Jennifer said...

Well well well Miss Marie. Those are some handsome boys you have there!