Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Busy Week

Thursday October 7, 2010

               Jennifer at the quilt show.

This week has been full of events. Jennifer and I went to the AQS quilt show in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday.  We had a great day.  Long  day but a good one.  We got there at 10:00 and stayed until they closed at 5:00.  I'm sure we could have filled another day there.  We both spent too much money and yet I'm not sure that I ended up with anything but more fabric to go in my stash. 

Friday October 8, 2010

View of one cell.  The arched area is the toilet hole. I'm sure not a comfortable place to read a magazine.
  A view from outside the cells looking up.  There are three cell levels.

On Friday before leaving from Council Bluffs we went to the Squirrel Cage County Jail.  Very interesting place.  Scarry to think people had to spend any time in there at all.  Its claim to fame is the shape.  The cells are built in the round and each of the different cells is pie shaped with the toilet area against the back section of the cell.  The three different levels rotated by being cranked with a handle.  The jailer would turn the crank until the cell door lined up with the exterior opening so the inmated could exit the cell.  I cannot give a very good description of the jail so I would highly recommend that you google more information on it.   And if ever in downtown Council Bluffs that you pay your $7.00 and see how horrible of a place it really is. 
I tried to post a link but it ended up taking you to advertising.  Just google Squirrel Cage Jail and it takes you to an information page.


For and ending to our trip we stopped at a quilt shop in Nebraska City, Nebraska on the way home and both bought yet more stuff.  Fabric and books.  Just can't get enough of the stuff.


Saturday October 9, 2010.
Grace getting her face painted.
A balloon kitty for Grace.

Saturday I spent a few hours with Jesse, Victoria and Grace.  We went to an open house at P.T.M.W. which is where Victoria works.  They recently purchased the old Payless Shoes distribution center and refurbished it for their manufacturing plant.  It is a huge set of buildings.  Just never would have imagined such a large operation.  P.T.M.W. provided a meal and entertainment for the kids...face painting, balloon animals, and jumping tents.  Grace never did get bored. There were too many people to watch and too much to do.

Thanks to my family for helping me enjoy my few days off.

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