Just so this is a bit about quilting, here is The Splendid Sampler block # 31 I took with me to work on while in St. Louis:
We went to St. Louis for grand-girl Stella's first birthday. It was so much fun to spend time with her and our son and daughter-in-law. The party had 30 folks and it was the only day all week with rain so we were indoors most of the time. There were 4 babies, 3 year old twins, and lots of adults. Here are just a few snapshots of the excitement:
We were there 4 days and each day she was more familiar with us. It was wonderful to hold her, read to her, feed her, and love on her a bit. They will be here in two weeks for a family wedding, then we get a week with her in August at the beach.
Today I got a photo of Stella in one of the dresses I made for her--so glad it fits:
Our garden will soon be producing, tomatoes and peppers, AND, in a few weeks, blackberries:
Friday I'll be teaching the Antique Rose Star at Patches & Stitches. This is a fun class that can be sewn by hand or by machine, or some of both:
Now to search for the top of my studio table--it has to be under all this stuff somewhere. Each time I came home I dumped stuff on it. Only being home about 10 days in May the studio is quite a mess. And since I want to sew, I first have to clean up. I'm behind on The Splendid Sampler, Circa 2016, Westering Women and a few other things I've been trying to get back to. A personal retreat with my best quilting friends later this month should help me play catch-up.