Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aiken Quilt Shoppe

Roada F. Tripp visited Nancy at the Aiken Quilt Shoppe

She really got into the fabric

She had not had lunch and tried to nibble the strips.

She did take some time to behave herself.

It was a very good day.
Rhoda Q has been visiting West Virginia and will report soon.
Roada F has been to many quilt shows this season, more on that later.
Both of the rodents will be at Pieceable Retreat with the Quilters of South Carolina this weekend. Look for them there!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Busy Week----need a nap!!!

Joyce and I visited Cotton Grill in Lexington this week. This is the 3rd time that we have been there for lunch and we highly recommend it. It gets 5 quills from the rodent. We plan to go back again real soon.

Yesterday, Joyce, Judy, Beth, and Roada F and Rhoda Q ventured up I-77 to the Cabarraus Quilt Show.

 Look who we saw!! It's Kathi from Shakerwood Woolens-----she is so snuggly and is not at all afraid of our quills...... We love wool!!! See you at the Quilters of South Carolina Retreat in 2 weeks Kathi!!!!

That's it for now. Rhoda Q is venturing off of the beaten path with Judy this week. I was suppose to go trout fishing with Liz, but, Joyce forgot. Drat. Soooooo my next trip will be to Design Group on Thursday. I love seeing what those girls are up to.

Have a good week,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great Food, Great Friends

I spent the evening with these great friends. You see all of those empty plates? THEY tell me that the food for 'to die for'. You couldn't prove it by ME!!! No one shared. THEY ATE IT ALL !!!!!!! Not one crumb was shoved into my bag for me to make my own decision. PPPPPPPPPlease talk to Joyce about this-----really make her feel bad about it.

She took me to the meeting with the Knight Bee. They had dinner at Terra in West Columbia. Joyce said that the food was wonderful."It was outstanding," said Joyce...Soooooo, if you haven't been there, you should go. Plan to spend some time so that you can really savor the flavors and enjoy the company.

The wait staff was very attentive to all of our orders and drinks. They were great!

Make a reservation and go try 'Terra'. Wonderful food. Great Smiles.

See ya later,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rhoda's Adventure-Continued

To bring you up to date, I'm on my way to Judy's house because she is slaughtering rodents!!!

Her 5 little guard dogs immediately recognized my Alpha aura and backed off. 
(Just look at that face. Ya gotta love it-Joyce)

I followed the peanut butter lures and found yet another little friend in the trap.  Using my wand, I transformed the poor mousie into a beautiful royal blue toy mouse. 
PS: Roada F. Tripp will be back soon.
I changed all the other mice to toy mice and teleported them to my home, where Beth’s “kittens” were to keep them entertained for the rest of their little stuffed lives.

Then I destroyed all the traps and announced that if Judy would immediately stop this rodenticide, she could continue to travel with me.  She agreed only after I poked her ankle severely with my wand (multiple times—Judy is sooooo stubborn). 
That's my story.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rhoda's Great Adventure

Roada is taking a short break from blogging so that 'evil twin' can get a few words in:

Rhoda’s Great Adventure               8/11/2011

Hello, this is Rhoda Q. Tripp:
I learned to my great dismay that Judy has discovered mice in her house and that she has put out traps!!!  She slaughtered 2 mice right away with peanut butter baited traps.  Now, mice are rodents like me (though not as big or beautiful), so I decided to stop this nonsense before she escalated to trapping porcupines. 

I dug out my special wand (with its core a quill from an African Pigmy hedgehog) and was on my way—or so I thought.  Beth’s Maine Coon “kittens” wanted to wrestle my wand from me.  Who knew kittens could weigh in at over 10 pounds (and how much longer will I be in charge at home??).

Once out of the house, 2 oriental dragons (oriental dragons don’t have wings—bet you didn’t know that) swooped down to pass on secret knowledge about how to bypass mouse traps.

I was then intercepted by the Witch of Saluda Avenue, who held me down with a rotary ruler and threatened to cut off my head with a dull rotary cutter if I didn’t stay at home.  But I squirmed away, leaving many, many quills in her hands (Oh, yeah!!  Oh, yeah!!).  

Then I found Nessie, who carried me across the Congaree to finally arrive at Judy’s house.

OK, Rhoda. That's enough for now. I am trying to load a quilt for Olivia to work on. This will have to be continued.

All right....... I guess we will finish this adventure later. By the way, I am on the road with Beth at this time and I know that we are really going to have some stories to tell.

I'll be back later,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fabulous Fabric Find!!!!

Joyce took me to Orangeburg today. The fabric shop there, 'A Stitch in Time, Again', is having an anniversary sale. Now, when I say sale------I mean sale. ALL OF THE FABRIC IS 50% OFF !!!! Yes, I did say 50% off. You can't miss this one. Here are a few people that I met today. Just pictures, no names, just so the innocent can be protected. You know, just in case you were suppose to be at work or doing something like the laundry or grocery shopping or something.
Have I put on weight? I feel a little pudgie.

Look at all of this FABULOUS fabric. Sure hope Joyce gets some of this.

She is admiring all of my Show pins. She is green with envy.

What a hug!!!! I love Hugs and kisses.

OK, Roada, back in the bag.

By the way we had a wonderful lunch with the very BEST Onion rings in Orangeburg County. Joyce just can't remember the name of the resturant. (I think I need to have her checked. I am sure that her brain is smaller than mine.)

Until next time this is Roada. Roada F. Tripp signing off.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trying to Catch up--I have been soooooo busy!!

I know, I have not been very good at this bloging 'thing' over the past month or so. I promise to try to do better. Actually, I may have to let someone else help me with it.

Anyhow, let's see what's been going on:
OK, so I haven't told you anything about what I have done in August---shame on me.
First I visited Devine Quilt Guild. They had a pot luck supper and I stuffed myself to the gills. Can a rodent do that? I don't think that I have gills. But I stuffed myself anyway. The food at these things is always wonderful. Quilters really know how to cook.

I always learn so much when 'they' let me go to a guild meeting. I think that I can do this stuff that they call needle turn applique. After all, if creatures with 2 hands can do it surely those of us with 4 can do it at least twice as good. Don't cha think?

My next outing was with Beth, Judy, and Joyce. Joyce had to take her machines to Branum's in Augusta for service (no pictures) and Judy had to take another machine to Jeff's. We left early in the morning so that we could be at Branum's when they opened. After we dropped 2 machines there we went on to Jeff's. We had a machine fixed there and did some shopping.

We needed to 'kill' more time so we also went to JoAnn's and to Harbor Freight. Have you been to Harbor Freight?  They have rotary cutter blades in their carpet section to fit your 45mm cutters and they are sharp!! and Cheap!!! Give them a try.

It was time for lunch and we headed to the river walk section of Augusta. They found a nice little place for lunch. I highly recommed the 'Cotton Patch'.

They do have VERY cold beer and cute waiters.

The food is really good too. Just key it into the GPS and you will find it.

We did pick up the machines and headed back to Columbia. Joyce made one stop at Gravatt to check on the arrangements for Quilt Camp. She wanted to make sure that her table arrangements were right and that the Gravatt staff were aware of a few final points. After that------Home James.

Thursday night was a trip to Design Group. Joyce didn't even let me out of the bag!!!! I really need to talk to her about that.

Next up: Have you ever been to a sale at Faust Textiles???????? Just wait until you hear this!!!!
Until next time,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So much to say, So little time!!!

I have lots to tell you about. I have been back to Charlotte. I went to a bigggggggg sale at Faust Distributors (almost got lost in the fabric bins). There have been discussions and interventions regarding mice. Like I said I have been really busy. But--------- I don't have time right now to tell you about them--I promise that I will bring everything up to date next week, AFTER QUILT CAMP!!!!!!  That's right, I am packed and ready to be entertaining for the 'Frayed Knots' of One Loose Thread. We will be attending the second Summer Fun Quilt Camp this weekend.

Yes, Rhoda and I both will be in attendance. I just hope that she can behave herself. Sometimes she just REALLY get on my LAST nerve. Oh well.

Anyhow, I will catch up with everything next week. With all that is going on, this will probably take several postings since blogger can be a real pain with lots of pictures.

For now, I'm packed and ready. So:


PSST!!!!!! Who does she thinks she is anyway? Me be a pain?!?! How dare she talk about me like that. You just wait. I'll get her for that. Short sheeting has been known to happen at camp!!
Stay tuned.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I'm Running Fast to Catch Up


Another northbound trip, stopping first at Starbucks in Sandhills.  I met Bruce, who claimed I’d bit his neck (I am not a vampire).  It was only a small hickey. 

 In Charlotte, we dropped off 3 machines to be serviced at Charlotte Sewing Center II.  T.H. and I got to ride the purple totes into the shop. 

On to Mary Jo’s, where she posed with me and my gang.

After going to Sew Much Fun, where Beth located a new dogwood fabric (I love the wild side fabrics), they had lunch without me! 

On to pick up the sewing machines, visiting QBee Quilts, and a stop in Rock Hill at that Starbucks.  I wasn’t allowed in the store because Bruce had called ahead and warned them of my deceiving, toothsome smile.  Rats!

130 miles this trip

More Later from Roada F. Tripp.

Trying to Catch up--I have been soooooo busy!!

7/13/11 Carolina Shop Hop 2011
Beth, Deb, Mary and Helen took me to the Five Points Starbucks (finally, a new one!) before heading northwest on an abbreviated Shop Hop. Somebody wasn’t watching Mapquest, and we overshot our first Greenville exit. After much finger pointing (no, not that finger) at 60+ mph, we got off I-85 for the next shop, Bernina Sewing Center. On to Central for lunch and Heirlooms and Comforts.

 Back to Greenville for Judy’s Sewing and Viking Sew ‘n Quilt that we’d missed on the first pass. We got to Stitches in Laurens just before closing. Then I was “outed”, since the shop owner noticed I had a different earring than when “I” was thru there on Monday. I had to admit that I was Rhoda, and that I had been cloned because Roada couldn’t keep up with all of her appearances. I decided to donate to the Humane Society, under the supervision of a very stern rooster (who keeps a rooster at the register??), to keep my identity a secret for a little longer.

A very quiet trip back home….. 296 miles today

Friday, July 29, 2011

Greater Columbia Knight Bee

Hi, It's me, Roada F. Tripp,

She did it again. I would appreciate it if someone would talk to Joyce about leaving me at home when she goes to an important event. Especially when there is 'food' involved. Last night was Greater Columbia Knight Bee and they met at Dee's house, but first, THEY WENT TO SHEALY'S for barbeque and pulley (wish) bones. Just think, I was left at home, in the studio, in a dark bag, with no one to talk to. THEN, do you know what she brought me from such a monumental event?!?!?!?
BONES, JUST PLAIN OLD BONES!!!!!!!! These are the cleanest pulley bones that I have ever seen. Now, I know, that I am a vegetarian, but, just the same, sometimes a girl needs some protein!!

Now see what I mean?...... Could you please talk to Joyce and see if you can get her to at least bring me a bowl of Butter Beans?