So besides having all of that to do, plus an extremely busy work load right now (as you can tell by my lack of quilting and blogging), I entered 3 quilts into the Midwest Folk & Fiber Art Festival. Two were juried in! This is the first year for the festival so I had no idea what to expect or what they were looking for in a quilt. The art show part is in the old Dole mansion on Crystal Lake (top picture). Isn't it wonderful. They slowly are trying to repair and renovate it, but it is wonderful anyway. Then outside they have all kinds of fiber vendors. I saw some really "way out" things - and thought of Tonya with some of them! Anyway, the quilts above are my two quilts in the art gallery.
The gallery had all kinds of fiber and folk arts. I took some pictures of just a few of them. The most intricate and wonderful I thought was the swan mask that was bobbin laced. Can you imagine spending 159 hours on just that small thing! But it was beautiful. I just couldn't get a good picture. And I loved the flamingo quilt with the scissors!
Then to top everything off, my oldest turned 21 yesterday! She came home today to spend the weekend with the family. We have several family picnics (cousins, etc - not just "us") this weekend.
Happy Birthday Holly. I can't believe my first baby is 21!
OK, so all my cute pictures of her growing up are on my other computer. Oh well, I'll share them next week.