Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All in a Day's Drive

Yes - sisters day was a rousing success! But then, in my opinion, any day that starts with coffee, includes a FABULOUS quilt shop, and ends with dinner from Bob's Drive-Inn in LeMars, IA is one worthy of a page in a scrap book! (Now...if only I scrapped books...) And let it be known...from far and wide...that the Wilber  Sisters did their part to boost the economy of Algona, IA!

We had a BLAST at the best quilt shop EVER! Heartland Quilts in Algona! The lovely proprietress Pat Lucas is such a kick in the pants. I love her energy, her enthusiasm, her spunk, and her quilts! Pat is a cancer survivor with a hilarious sense of humor and a kind heart. She told us today about the 4-H quilt classes she hosts for the local kids. She doesn't charge for kid classes. She takes delight in seeing each child light up when their quilt returns from the long-arm quilter. She teaches each child one-on-one how to apply and hand-sew the binding. And she travels four counties to see each quilt at the local county fairs. Hearing her talk about all the blue ribbons the kids receive makes me not only believe there is hope for the future of children but know that this is one special lady and I am blessed to have crossed paths with her. I honestly try to be more productive with 'down time' because of something this lady said about living with purpose.

Now..on to the card A travel card! Seems appropriate! Finally found an opportunity to use one of my airplane paperclips!

Bon Voyage
~Base card - Stampin' Up cardstock
~Design paper
~Airplane paperclip
~Washi tape
~Key stamp, with touch of bling
~Bicycle stamp (inside)
Anything Goes - anything goes
City Crafter - travel
Clear it Out - International (Eiffel Tower) and Washi Tape stash

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Wow this is fabulous ... what super clips they are! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  2. Sweet and lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  3. Oh Nancy, it's good to have you back! Are you having your quilting retreat this year? Remember I'm an honoury "Wilber sister" ;)
    Gorgeous card,love how the airplanes flying over the Eiffel Tower! Think I've one of those pins in my stash, think it flew from Iowa. Catch you later xxx

  4. Beautiful and sweet card! Thanks for joining CCCB this week! Hugs, Wendy


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