Friday, September 14, 2007

kansas love



Have I ever told you all how much I love living in Kansas? I really have travelled or lived nearly everywhere in the United States. But there really is nowhere like Kansas. The people are amazing. Kind and generous. The whole state moves at a different pace. I was reminded of that this week when we headed to Hutchinson, Kansas to the Kansas State Fair. I know everyone has a State Fair. But I mean really, do you think anyone could do better than Kansas? The pictures above are the antique quilts on display. An entire hall of antique quilts. Need I say more? And the embroidery on that pillow is unbelievable. The girl who did this...11 years old. I kid you not.





And the food. Oh the food. We stopped in a small Amish community to have breakfast on the way into Hutch. Miss Mo ordered a cinnamon roll. It was bigger than her head. I think her brother's eyes popped out of his head. So good. It melted in my, I mean her, mouth. And of course we had to stop for some Call Hall ice cream. Fresh. Made. Ice. Cream. The blueberries in mine weren't even frozen. I have no idea how they do that. And did we eat only sugar you ask? We could have...yes we could have. But we still had some down home cooking to taste and Parker wanted to bring home that pumpkin. It weighed more than everyone in our family combined.



Did I mention that we saw the Governor of Kansas while we were there? She and my mama go way back. So cool. The folks were chattin it up like they were on the front porch of their house in the old neighborhood.
All in all is was a fabulous day. Yes it was Thursday. Yes we took the kids out of school. Yes it was educational (we did see a sculpture made out of 800 lbs of butter). Yes all three kids fell asleep as soon as we hit the car. I love it!

27 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

WOW! Now that is a fun trip to the fair! How fun :-) I love the giant roll and your little guy with the chocolate face!
Smiles, Karen

capello said...

i've *so* been wanting to go to the kansas state fair!

i'm glad you had a great time.

amandajean said...

sounds like a wonderful day as a family.

I love that you love where you live. that is so cool.

and rows of antique quilts? I'd be there all day. :)

Mary said...

A sculpture carved from 800 pounds of butter? Now, that has to be a sight!

madmommy said...

You picked a great day, the weather was so wonderful that day!

lera said...

Sounds like quite a nice time.

I love the cinnamon bun bigger than her head! What riot!

mary said...

Yes indeed. Our State Fair is a great State Fair.

nikko said...

Sounds like so much fun. The fair here is in downtown Dallas. Weird. We went one year but DH is not a fan, so haven't been back since.

Those quilts are amazing!

How do you make your photo mosaics?

Rachel said...

Now THAT sounds like a great day! How nice of the weather to oblige you!

jessi said...

looks like so much fun -
I love that pillow!

mushroommeadows said...

11 years old? Geez...you gotta be kidding me. It's gorgeous.

Oh....now you make me want to visit Kansas!

AM~Erica said...

We are SO part of the Busy Girls Club!

So much fun, Girl! Wish I coulda seen the buttah sculpture.

Once in a while, all that fattening stuff doesn't count toward calorie counts...right? I'd like to believe it.

Amanda said...

Oh, what fun! I love state fairs! And county fairs (like ours)! I missed out on these during my formative years in MA (does MA have fairs? I've never heard of any). But since I've moved out west, it's been wonderful!

Kerry and Rachel said...

Kansas! Who knew?

By the way, we added your blog to our links. :) We can trade etsy links, too. Let us know and we'll post it in our links if you'll do the same. Thanks.

Erin said...

I have never travelled to Kansas but it certainly sounds lovely. I love all those antique quilts. Such a cute pic. of your son and the ice cream!

Dee Light said...

Oh, the fair!!!! Such a fun time!!! I've never been to the Kansas Sate Fair, but it sounds like you had a wonderful time.
We always let our daughter miss a day of school to go to the fair it's a tradition!!!

oilclothjunkie said...

That looks and sounds like a great time! I'll have to mark my calendar for next year!

kimberly said...

OH MY GOODNESS. I cannot even tell you how much I love Call Hall ice cream. oh my goodness. it is so amazing... did you have the blueberry cheesecake?
My favorite is chunky vanilla (the 18% whole vanilla with chunks of sugar cookie dough). oh my.
and those quilts are amazing.. too much goodness I tell you.

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

I'd walk bare foot over hot coal for those quilts,
Thankyou for your kind words Kat xxx

Kerry and Rachel said...

Tag! You're It!
I got tagged for a blogging game. I am tagging you, next. Will you play along? I hope it's not too much of a bother. Visit my blog to see the rules for the Middle Name Game.
Thanks
Rachel

Mirre said...

It all sounds wonderful... I want to go to Kansas!!!

Chara Michele said...

Sounds like a fun time for your family! :) (I have never been to Kansas...)

Ragged Roses said...

I want to go to your State Fair, it looks wonderful. Those quilts are beautiful and I love cinnamon rolls! thanks for the birthday wishes
Kim x

Carla said...

I've never been to Kansas, but now you make me want to visit! What a great fair! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

Blessed said...

i love
4. love this pattern....
always have been attracted to details like that

Gina said...

Oh it looks like so much fun!!!

hrsj said...

I just found your blog via chara michele.. I too live in Kansas!
the quilts and your photos are wonderful... I shall revisit your blog! :)