Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring is Coming!

It's almost the end of April and I am catching up on my blog.  I spent the winter in Florida again enjoying the wonderful weather and did not sew a stitch.  Our daughter travelled with us to see where we are staying and do a little sight seeing and then she flew off to Turkey once again.

We returned home 2 weeks ago and so far have been cleaning inside and out, vacuuming up lady bugs in the house and raking up leaves and debris from the yard.  I committed myself to sewing 5 hours last week and managed to get all the steps done for Kathleen Tracy's mystery quilt.  It's always fun to find a new project!

I also started quilting this piece I made sometime in the last two years.  

This weekend our son is getting married and so this week we are getting organized for the big event.  We are fortunate that he found someone so special and they are starting off their life together in a beautiful setting with family and friends to share in the day.  Can't wait!

I made it to the Daytona Quilt Show which was a treat.  I ran into two people from my local quilt guild here in Wisconsin.  How does that happen?  I even managed to take a few photos to share.

Love the applique and the quilting!

Hope you can see the detailed quilting.

Neat edge treatment.  No clue how it is done.
Fun name.
By The Chimney With Care by Karen Turnbull

Love this fabulous detail on the edge.

Bonnie and I at the show.

Our trip home included a stop at Kitty Hawk and then Washington, D.C.  I had not seen the WWII memorial and somehow in many trips there had never visited the Jefferson Memorial, so those were our first two stops and then we spent the afternoon at the American History Museum.  I was hoping to see some quilts, but there were only one or two on display as part of other exhibits.  We also spent a half day at the new Air and Space exhibit at Dulles Airport.  It is huge.  

Hope you are all enjoying the beginnings of spring.  We have a few daffodils and hyacinths popping open here.  It feels so good to see everything turning green!!