Sad weekend for us. Lucy was unable to survive last night. Carrie and John were wonderful parents, and will be again. We will all miss her cute little face, biting at our feet, and pawing at the cats to play. She touched all of us in the few short weeks she was here. Take care Lucy. We will see you again someday!
After Katie's wedding, I planned to pack the van with things we were giving Jen and Jerod, and follow them down to Iowa for a visit. I figured after knee surgery that it would be several months before I would be able to travel that far, so this was the weekend to do it. So Sunday afternoon I headed south with the kiddos. One of the hottest weeks of the summer.
Jen and I worked at weeding their garden. Creeping Charlie. If you want some, just ask Jen! Then we made cushion covers for the rattan furniture. Amy Butler fabric I had purchased at the quilt show in Duluth. Turned out really nice. Stops at the hardware store, Walmart, the quilt shop in town, and one of the playgrounds for the kiddos. Temps and humidity limited that, so we went back home, turned on the sprinkler, and let the kiddos run through it.
I had to take some photos of the interior of their new home. I love the oak woodwork. And the glass windows in the living room and dining room are priceless.
We had planned to return home Tuesday, but weather delayed us, and Wednesday morning we were packed and on the road by 8:30am, headed for St. Paul. Carrie and John were closing on their house and moving later Wednesday. Could we pack any more in one day? Probably not.
When I first saw this quilt I thought how amazing it was. Then I read the card and realized I had taken a quilting class from her up at Sievers on Washington Island several years ago. Wonderful work by Jean Lohmar.
If you ever get a chance to attend the Minnesota quilt show in Duluth, try to stay in Canal Park. It is a wonderful setting to relax and enjoy the show. Our hotel had a shuttle to the DECC, so I was able to go for a few hours, come back and relax, and return for more eye candy.
A great selection of merchandise this year. One of my favorites is The Quilt Merchant from Winfield, Illinois. Here is Docia with some of the lovely quilts in her booth.
My challenge quilt entry was lucky enough to be displayed next to the winning doll. Adorable.
I am attending the Minnesota Quilt Show in Duluth. We have been blessed with sunny weather. The view from our hotel out onto Lake Superior is wonderful. I expect to spend a bit of time watching and listening to the sea gulls. And of course the quilt show!
Wednesday, after two years of long hair, and what that entails, DGD got her hair cut. Needed at least 12" to donate to Wigs for Kids.
Needless to say, it was a big event. Extremely excited. I was nervous about cold feet, but that never happened. Now we have a cute summer cut, perfect for swimming! And a child will have a bit of her blond hair in her wig.
I had planned to make tote bags for the preschool teachers' end of year gifts. Time and life got in the way, and am just now finishing them. Three done, one to go! Dark batik one is in the Minnesota Quilt Challenge this year in Duluth. I love doing the challenges. This will be the first time that I haven't entered an actual "quilt".