Thursday, May 28, 2015

A couple a things

Really am enjoying some spectacularly lovely weather these past 3 days - despite the grey and clouds throughout the Memorial Day week-end.  At least it didn't rain (much) and the usual festivities reigned.  I am pleased to report that the quilt that Michele and I made raised $225.  I was feeling satisfied with that.  Overall the auction raised $3300 - good huh?

I did, unfortunately, find a really miserable cold while away, so have been blowing and coughing A LOT!  Been working on a couple of projects to show you,

Each month the little house changes with the seasons.  Very cute and when all 12 are done, it will be very cute.  I do love the Vliesofix (sp?) as the backing.  Thanks Caro.

Also been trying out a pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Like it!  And Caro like many good American patterns it is: sew, cut, sew again, cut again and sew again.

Using some nice dark blue fabrics from Agnes, in the Netherlands.  It makes me happy.  Soon it will be summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggidy Jig

Well, fog and cancelled flights and connecting flights that are oversold, all make for a less than terrific day, but we did manage to make it home.  7 hours sitting in the Minneapolis airport was something.  Oh well - we survived.

I did have a "wild hair" and made cookies.  Can't remember exactly the last time I did that.  So we have one contained on the counter and a couple in the freezer.  Half of them are chocolate chip and half have peanut butter and butterscotch chips.  Pretty OK.

Haven't been doing any sewing but did get a package while we were gone.  A couple of books,

And some 10" squares - The Settlement Stack.  Nice, rather basic fabrics.  Not sure what they are for, but a girl does need to have choices:
Tomorrow I'll get together with Alayne and work on putting the binding on the RV group Auction Quilt.  Keeping busy.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Enjoying pretty terrific weather as we take in the tulips and all the celebrations.  TodY we took in the Quilt Show.
Also some great antique machines
Then some lunch at a very nice brew pub and then the first Volksparade.  Complete with street sweepers.
Tomorrow should be a visit to Dutch VilÅ‚age and in. The evening we have tickets to Second City Improv.  
Really looking forward to that!