Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy Hearts Exploring Wisconsin

It's May Smalls SAL check-in time.  Here's what kept me busy this past month…

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Be True

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Take My Heart

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Sweet Heart

My weekend was spent in Milwaukee, WI.  We stopped by Pier Wisconsin, which is situated on Milwaukee's Lakefront.  

We entered the building and headed up to the Rotunda to get a better view of the beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan.

The view from the outdoor deck was gorgeous.  Docked outside Pier Wisconsin is the Denis Sullivan, the only replica of a 19th century three-masted Great Lake schooner in the world.

We were excited to be able to spend the weekend with our oldest son, whose flew in from NYC to spend the weekend with us. That made my heart happy!

Driving along the lake we passed the Family Kite Festival. I was able to snap a picture of just a few of the hundreds of kites dotting the sky. 

We look forward to returning Wisconsin in mid July and hope that the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the temperature is pleasant, and the weekend is amazing. 

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time…

Friday, May 15, 2015

A New Start and More Stash

I completed LHN Lantern Lane and it is currently being framed.  My next Gifted Gorgeousness (May) project is one that was given to me as a gift from a non-blogging friend.  We were shopping at a LNS and I was admiring Grace and Virtue Sampler.  To my surprise she purchased it for me. I had done a small finishing project for her and this was her way of saying thank you.  Here is my progress thus far…

A few weeks ago I attended Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH. The highlight of the trip was time spent with fellow bloggers, Carol and Margaret.  Unfortunately, the class that I was excited about attending turned out to be a disappointment.  The instructor was a very nice woman however, I was not impressed with her teaching abilities.  I do love the class project and managed to complete about 80% of if. Once complete I will post pictures.

Designer: The Purple Thread
Design: Travels with Meagan

While shopping in the Vendor Mall I managed add to my stash with these treasures…

The longarm quilter phoned to let me know that my quilt was ready and I am happy to say that I picked it up, put the binding on, and have it ready to bring to the Graduation party at the end of this month.

Graduation Quilt for Ryan

The weather here has been so nice (finally).  I found time to plant my garden and am anxious for the plants to grow so I can begin using them in my cooking. This year I planted Basil, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Chocolate Mint, Cherry Red Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, and a Sunflower plant.  To my surprise the Lavender which I planted last year has come to life and is flourishing!

Thank you for stopping by…
Until next time…