Sunday, March 25, 2007

Nice visit from Holly

Holly our oldest who goes to Purdue came up to visit us on Saturday. Her best friend from HS who goes to Bradely in Peoria turned 21 - and her mom gave a brunch for her. So Holly came up for that. She got here early enough for her and I to run a few errands and then she went to the brunch. Later in the afternoon Holly, Katie (her friend) and I went to the mall to buy clothes - what else! Then on the way home we stopped at our favorite pizza place. I had a wonderful visit with the girls.

My two youngest girls have been gone all weekend, they started their spring break on Friday. They headed to the Mall of America with "the Aunts" (Mark's 2 sisters). That was their bday present for this year along with goods from the mall I"m sure. So that also has been kind of nice to have some quiet time. We are expecting them any time now.

In between "things" I worked on some more blocks for the Michael's Victory small quilt I started in Feb. I"ve got 13 more blocks I believe left to go. And I just finished some blocks for the BOM I"m teaching at the LQS, but I'll save those pics for after the class Tues night. So for now I"m done on the machine for the night. Time for some bindings I think!

11 comments from wonderful readers:

Juliann said...

What fun blocks and such a great splash of color. I need to work on something with spring colors to counteract the wintery weather outside.

Sweet P said...

A road trip to the Mall of America? How much fun! I haven't been there since last year. Of course the only time I go there is when I'm visiting my family.

Those blocks are adorable. They will make a great quilt.

Joanne said...

You've been quite busy I see! I love the feathered star for the medallion quilt. Is your pump working now?
Isn't it fun to go shopping with your "grown-up" girls? I really enjoy having a daughter who is now 31.

Lynn Dykstra said...

great use of color--I look forward to seeing the finished quilt

Elaine Adair said...

Mall? Wow, it's been ... 10 years since I've been IN a Mall ... do I miss it? Not sure. Even when I know there IS one in the town, I don't go there. Oh yeah, because the quilt shops aren't IN the Mall.

These blocks are turning out so pretty. Cheerful -- keep 'em going!

Carol said...

Love those blocks...I have several of those done that I started back in January but poor things have been pushed to the back of the table. I love Carol Hopkins' patterns.

Screen Door said...

Love your piecework-- my kind of blocks... don't you just love have the girls to yourself....

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Love that project!

Time with your daughter and her friend - just fun!

Libby said...

Love those blocks - you have such great fabrics in your stash.

Isn't it great to spend time with your daughter and her friends - it's just the best.

Linda C. said...

Love the blocks . . . are they a Carol Hopkins pattern? I made a little note in my journal about them, and called them, "Dawn's Dainties". I think they might be perfect for some fabrics left from my Millenium quilt.

Did you know that Carol is a professor at Purdue, and former member of our Guild?

30 days till Paducah . . . WOO-HOO!!

meggie said...

I love spending time with my daughter. She is one of my best friends!
You had a lovely time with yours.