Hello everyone, on Wednesday we left for a vintage rally in Owensboro,KY, so we are on the road again! My plans were to do a few posts while here but wireless reception is very limited.
The weather predicted less than 50% chance of rain….well….that didn’t happen. Instead of being a 6 1/2 hour trip it turned into closed to 10 hours!! We ran in very high winds, heavy rains and lighting.
Just after entering KY we experienced some pretty scary weather where trees were down and debris scattered everyone. It seemed more street signs down then were standing upright. Our GPS took up to 1078 to connect with H60 and just 1/8 mile from the intersection the road was washed out! UGH!!
After backtracking close to 25 miles during hard weather.we were so relieved when we finally made it! But getting into the grounds turned out to be no easy task either. Our GPS took us pass the site, and the park not being lit, we went right past it. We ended up by some silos and a HUGE semi was behind us. He wanted to pass us on this very narrow road that nearly had me in a panic attach.
We pulled in close to ten, quickly stabilized her, and went to bed as the hard rain played music on top of Minnie’s tin roof.
Nothing about preparing for the trip went easy….I wanted an awning for our trailer…and since I’ve sewn my whole life I decided to make one…easy right? Just a few straight seams, right? No big deal!
She looks pretty doesn’t she! As cute as she looks she was a very stubborn girl and let me know with every stitch taken.
A red and white stripe awning, 11 feet wide and 8 feet deep. The trailer awning was made wide enough to cover the bedroom window and the front door. Now the door is covered it won’t be exposed to the rain. White pompoms where used on the trailer awning overhang.
In the three weeks it took me to make her my serger, expensive Elna 9000 and a Bernina from the 70’s all broke and in need of repair. I had to BUY another machine in order to finish it. A very, very frustrating project….not that it was hard….it just didn’t go well from beginning to end.
On the inside seams d rings were added to the overhang seams to be able to hand curtains, rain protectors and, of course, some lace.
The d rings are also used to hang our vintage lanterns from. When I was looking for vintage trailer lights the idea of lanterns hanging made me smile…They are so cute all light up at night.
If your wondering what the grey pop-up is off to the side its our new outdoor shower/toilet area. I love it!!!!
The reception here is awful and taking forever to upload so I’m ending the post and didn’t want you to think that I fell of the face of the earth.
I also need to lay down since I’m back to being sick that started last week….it has not helped being in Ky right now…from what I hear is Owensboro is known as the “pollen bowl” which is heavily laden with so much pollen in the air you can see it which has only made me feel even sicker!
Can’t wait to get back on the road again to home and take care and will talk to you soon…
PS….wish us better luck driving home. PSS….we’ve had a very bad girl this weekend if you know who I mean.