Monday, March 7, 2011


My husband and I, along with another couple, headed south to Orlando, FL for a little R&R. We found the weather to be almost perfect. The lines at Disney’s Epcot and Hollywood Studios were short. Even at the new Harry Potter Islands of Adventure – Universal lines weren’t too bad.

For those of you going to Universal Studios here’s a tip…you many need reservations to get into the Harry Potter park section.

Check about reservations to avoid

disappointment. BTW…the flowers at Epcot were breathtaking.

The sand at Cocoa Beach, near Cape Canaveral was magical and the waves were awesome…again not crowded. Here’s another tip…go to Florida just before the spring break crowds arrive.

However, some Canadian schools were on spring break…how does that happen? Why does spring come to Canada before Minnesota? Isn't it colder there…just curious?

Nothing like going on vacation and finding out there is a quilt show nearby. What a bonus to the sun and sand of Orlando. The show was in a little town 50 miles from where we were staying. Mt. Dora, FL is a bustling city with a quaint old town section close to Lake Dora. Walking through the old section you can travel from shop to shop and find many a restaurant to spend time. We spent a beautiful sunny day walking around and going to the quilt show.

At the quilt show my husband sat on a bench waiting for me. He was very happy there reading from his Nook. Happy that was until every quilter that walked by wanted his portion of the bench or just didn’t see him and tried to sit on him. His mood was less than friendly when I returns and was ready to leave the quilting seen. I had found a lovely quilt in the show made from Valori Wells fabrics that I hope to reproduce. Luckily the fabric is still available and is on its way to me from Oregon.

That’s right a Minnesota quilter on vacation in Orlando, Florida sees a quilt at a show in Mt. Dora, FL, travels back to Burnsville, MN and gets on the phone to order the pattern 'Nest'

and fabric from a store in Sisters, OR. Now that’s dedication!

Resting up from my vacation...


jaschmillen said...

Mt. Dora is also famous for their humongous outdoor antique sale (it was 18-20 February).

SueB said...

Where can I locate the pattern for Pride and Glory that is done in the 30's prints? I did do a google but nothing like this pattern comes up.