Sunday, June 15, 2014

Once again . . .

. . . I put on my "big girl panties" and went up in DSO's airplane.  For those of you that don't know, this is an airplane he built. It is small ~ very small.  It only weighs about 700 pounds and the engine is smaller than the engine on his motorcycle.  Does "the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys" come to mind?  We flew about 100 miles south to a pancake breakfast.  We hit a few bumps (potholes in the sky . . . lol) but it wasn't bad. 
The ground from above always reminds me of a patchwork quilt.  As you can see, northern Ohio is flat.  VERY FLAT.

Here's my handsome pilot upon arrival at Grimes Field, aka Urbana Municipal Airport.

I really need to stop being such a chicken and fly with him more often.
I finished my wool applique.  I'm pleased the way it came out.
I've started another little hooked mat.  For you non-Buckeyes, 1803 is the year Ohio became a state.  It is hooking up quickly as I've only enlarged it to 9 3/4" x 15 1/2".  It is a freebie doodle by Kelley of With Hook and Needle.  You can find it here.
It has been a beautiful weekend here in northern Ohio.  I hope we get some of the rain that is in the forecast for the next few days.  It is much too early in the summer to be this dry.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. "Potholes in the sky"....Lol. You are a lucky girl - your own pilot and a private jet. Kind of fancy transport for pancakes!!

  2. I think it looks like great fun and what a nice airplane.
    Your wool applique is so great as is your little mat. I love my goodies I got in the mail and the extra was such a surprise. Thank you so much. I will do a post about them in the morning. ;)

  3. You are a brave soul, I don't like the rugs,

  4. that is some fancy pancakes! He is one handsome fly boy lucky you. I love your mats and thank you I got my order on Saturday I will post them I just love them not sure I will be able to give them away.

  5. Do you think your handsome pilot could fit me, you, Melissa, and Sheila and all of our hooking gear in his plane as we head off to Ligonier this fall??? I think he would need a bigger engine..LOL!! I hope the pancakes were worth the wool applique is so sweet...great stitching. I love the rug!

  6. Beautiful over head pics ! The fields are so pretty laid out in blocks. Flying to breakfast... what an adventure !!

  7. Lucky girl with her own private pilot, handsome to boot... Just think of all the hookins he could fly you to.

    It looks like nice farm country, so beautiful...

    Your appliqué looks beautiful, love the neat stitching. Your little rug will hook fast. it looks very easy and pretty.

    Enjoy your week. The rain has stopped and we're getting sunshine today. It makes me happy.

  8. Lauren, I'll happily send you all the rain we've been having here....we're ready for a bit of dry!!!

  9. Good for you, Lauren ~ I would have a hard time going up in that little plane! You arena big girl ~ bravo! Your new little hooked mat is

  10. The pictures of the land are beautiful!

  11. I'd have to put my big girl panties on too, especially to fly in that little one! Even though I am not a great flyer I do love seeing the land from the air.

  12. I wish you hadn't mentioned the size of the plane's engine. That kind of gave me chills!
    It would make me want to lose a lot of pounds before taking a ride. LOL!

  13. You're younger and braver than me. I'd have been taken handcuffed, kicking and screaming to get on such a plane....ESPECIALLY since I knew it was HOMEmade. Now, homemade pie, homemade clothes, etc. is one thing. Home made airplane is yet another.


  14. You are much braver than I am, Lauren. I get claustrophobic just looking at the picture of the plane!!

    Love the 1803 mat...will have to look up that free pattern.

    Hugs, Linda

  15. It must be a wonderful and excited trip!


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