First off, today I joined about 45 quilters for a bus trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri. I spent a lot of time in the Basics Shop looking at all of the pretty solids and polka dots. (Yes, I bought some.) Isn't the decor fabulous!
The shop window reminded me of my sewing room!
Last week, Lois stood still long enough for me to snap a few photos of her wearing her new Jump Rope Dress. Of course, I think she would even look cute wearing a paper bag!
All of my little grand daughters love to wear skirts and dresses. I whipped up these elastic waist skirts in just a few hours one afternoon. The fabric is by Anna Maria Horner.
I used the last of my "Lolly" labels to mark the back of the skirts to help Lula and Jane in dressing themselves.
But, just the next day, the postman delivered my new labels ordered from Jennifer's Jewels. Thanks, Suz, for sharing this great etsy source with me!
Speaking of little girls. Do you see any matches in this batch of socks that I washed last week when my daughter's dryer broke down?... Neither did I. (The joke was on me!)
Remember when I unsewed all of the background quilting on my Farmer's Wife quilt a year ago? And the quilter re-quilted it for me? Well, good news! Lynne entered the quilt into the Machine Quilter's Showcase in Wichita, Kansas, and won a Teacher's Award Ribbon for her fabulous work. We are both so proud!
And while we are on the subject of beautiful quilting, have you heard about this big Quilt Festival coming to Kansas City next year? Be there or be square; that's all I can say! (If you are interested in being a vendor at the festival, give me a holler and I will connect you with the right people.)
I love this time of year when everything is green and the flowers are blooming everywhere I look. Isn't this a cute display seen at our local arboretum! It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the flowers are planted in ROYGBIV order.
While visiting the arboretum, I glanced over toward the lake and almost said to my friends, "Hey, let's go see what that guy is painting!" He was pretty good.
Happy May! I hope you are relishing every minute of life!