Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer Fun

Wow it has been almost a month since my last blog.  August was a very busy and exciting month for me.  I traveled, shopped, visited and did road trips with friends and family...needless to say my regular activities such as the Y and my groups both for quilting, sewing and networking did not get the attention I usually apply to them.  Early August I decided to do a Quilt hop in explore Minnesota.  I signed up for a bus tour for the day - what an excursion.  I missed my bus at the Mall of America, (couldn't find it - LOL) and was able to pick it up in Stillwater at Charlotte's Web Quilt Shop.  Thank You Charlotte for helping me after a few frantic calls - the day was fun, the ladies on the bus were great - many shops and many ideas later I arrived back at the Mall of America where my Daughter Beth picked me up and carted me off to her house for dinner and a movie - "You know Mom she said to me if I pick you up you won't be going home right away."  True to her word we spent a pleasant eve together with her husband and three cats before she dropped me off back at Charlotte's Web around 11pm. 

Sunday was spent resting up and looking over all my Goodies from the trip.  Each shop I visited gave out a free 5" charm of the featured fabrics and a block pattern of thier own - I got so many great Ideas as I visited the shops in the Mid-Minnesota Corridor - A doll pattern for my Grand daughters, Fat Quarters for my newest projects, Books and gadgets - it was a fun trip and I am ready for the next hop already. 

I shared my new ideas and block patterns with my Tuesday Quilt Club and had decided to make some of the blocks with the featured material - since I did not pick up much of the fabric on my trip I did some side trips, with friends & family thruout the week to pick up more fabric.  I quilted a small block and made a mini quilt of it to hang on my wall as a reminder of the fun I had had.  I also started sewing some 18" doll dresses for my Grand daughter Ruthies Birthday and a small quilt pad for under my sewing machine.  So many great Ideas were gathered from the trips.  I di have fun. 

I will blog some more about my August Excursions later and put up some pictures of my work.  Till then I wish all a happy Summer.

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