Happy Thursday to all of Shez's blogging friends. My name is Kellie and I'm Shezs oldest and most awesome daughter (just don't tell my younger sister!) Just letting you all know that Shez had an accident on Monday night which resulted in her ankle breaking in three places and a compound fracture meaning that her bone cut through the skin and was exposed.
Shez had surgery early Tuesday morning to have two plates inserted on either side of her ankle bone to help the healing process begin.
Shez is still in hospital and is resting however wanted me to let you all know that unfortunately Shez won't be able to head to the USA this time as planned. However, knowing Shez she will be back better than ever with a new bionic ankle and a new found resiliency.
Thank you for supporting mum on her journey 😊
I am so excited today i head to Barbs and then we are both heading off to Anne's to stay the night as we are heading off very early in the morning to meet our 3 other friends at the airport,because we are all heading off to America on the Michelle Marvig tour.
Oh boy we are so excited,Michelle ended up with enough people to do 2 groups so we are going with Chris Jurd and meeting up with michelle in new Orleans.
I am also looking forward to spending fun times with my friends Kim,Clairebear,Lyn Barb and Anne,i still cant believe i am going,to think 5 years ago i hadnt been hardly anywhere outside my home town and now i am heading to America a dream come true and its even extra special doing this trip with friends.
We are all ready with our tickets ,passports and information,so Friday we land in Los Angeles,then we fly on to Denver and then we fly onto Kansas the home of Toto,lol,so we arrive at 6.30pm American time.
Next morning we drive on to Hamilton the home of the Missouri Star company where we will listen to talks from jenny and to be able to buy quilting items,then onto some more patchwork shops.
Day 5 we travel on to St Louis.
Day 6 onto Kokomo where we will get to visit the Quilter's hall of Fame and after tea we get to visit the home of quilter Xenia Cord.
Day 7 then we go to Shipshewana the 3rd largest Amish area in America,we get to spend a day at the Amish Widower Barbara Stahly and her 5 sons on their 8o acre property which includes visiting their bakery,candy shop and then we have tea with this family and a video show after the meal,i cant wait for this as the Amish community and the way they live have always fascinated me.
Day 10 we are off to Chicago
Day 13 we are off to Houston where we will catch up with Michelle Marvig,we go to preview night for the International Quilt Festival ,we have tickets to be able to attend 2 days of the quilt festival,we also get to visit the Texas Quilt museum and we get to visit the Painted Pony n quilts at La Porte
Day 17 we head off to New Orleans,where we are staying at the French Quarters,thats where the Vampire and werewolf series the Originals are filmed.
We get to have lunch on a paddle steamer on the Mississippi River,we also get to visit the Grande Dame of the Great River Road which is a huge Oak Plantation 31 kms of giant oak trees believed to be nearly 300 yrs old and we also get to visit Mes Amis quilt shop.
Next day we go on a swamp tour and experience the beauty of the marshes and swamps,then onto Chateau Sew and Sew studio
I hope it doesnt go too fast for us,see ya all back in November,not sure whether i will be able to post while away as i am not on FB or IG anymore as it was taking up too much time and i need that time to work on excercise and next year i want to do sewing for my home and for my family,so thats the plan.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Cheers Shez xx