Tuesday, May 29, 2007

GOING TO MINNESOTA

For the past few months my two friends and I have been getting together almost once a week. The exception being when one of us is out of town. We have had a great time visiting and eating and working on our Home Sweet Home quilts. None of us live close to another, so we travel roughly 40 minutes to one house or the other. Consequently, we spend the whole day together, until someones husband comes home and we reluctantly break until the next week. It is good to have friends! I don't know how I got so lucky, but these two are the best! Tomorrow they are getting together without me! (Blink back tears). Well, I am the one
leaving town, so it can't be helped. How did I come to meet such good friends when they live so far away? Well, at the quilt shop of course! Don't their house blocks look great?!


So tomorrow I am off to Minnesota! My oldest granddaughter is graduating from high school. I didn't even make her a quilt! She wants something puffy and will probably be happier with one from the store. Some day she will be more interested in a quilt from me. So why force it? Right? Besides, I have been rather self indulgent lately, making quilts that I like!




The little Plumpkin has turned two years old, and is the cutest child in the world! (We all have the right to say that about our own, don't you think?) My daughter, her mom, said to her recently, "Are you my sunshine?" Plumpkin replied, "I your only sunshine. I make you happy when skies are gray!" You know it, baby!


So, for the next two weeks I will be in Minnesota with family and mosquitoes (that's a given). I will be checking in on blogs when I am able.

14 comments:

Darlene said...

I can imagine the fun you have been having with your two friends! Friends like that are few and far!

Enjoy your trip to Minnesota.

I understand "self indulgent" - LOL

Mary said...

I haven't run into any mosquitoes yet - I know everyone says they're a big problem here but so far NOTHING like they are in GA where I couldn't even sit out on my deck.

Kim said...

Have a wonderful time!

Leigh said...

Have a great time.
Friends that stitch are the greatest, aren't they.

Judy said...

As you know 40 minutes in this area isn't that long especially if you have to go through the tunnel!! I think it would take ne about 60 to get to your store! But my town takes 25 just to get from one end to the other!

Good to have friends like that!

Susan said...

Love those house blocks! What a great thing that you get together over and over. That's the fun of having quilting friends!

Connie said...

There's nothing as wonderful as grandchildren! And quilting buddies! Lucky you. Enjoy!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Okay, Marcie-- the only thing that outshines good friends and those gorgeous quilt blocks has got to be that precious little "Sunshine" gal! Oh, my! Have fun!

Carole said...

Have a safe trip! Enjoy family! Don't forget to take a hand project along! I have a basket of hand work. It's just so easy to grab it when I leave. Everything is in there that I need for hand applique. Take care!

Dawn said...

Plumkin is adorable - and what she said is just too cute! And your friends house blocks are to die for! I LOVE them! The colors are wonderful! I'll miss you!

patspix said...

Marcie--
What great friends, and what wonderful blocks! I am envious--since you deserted Seattle for Virginia, I haven't been able to find a quilting buddy to take your place...
I love the Plumpkin, and what a darling comment. Polly will treasure that!
Have fun and keep dodging.

Patti said...

Have a marvelous time playhing with your granddaughter!

Vicky said...

Now I'm humming that song! What a gorgeous child!

I'm so wanting to start my house blocks, but life keeps getting in the way. I've so enjoyed watching yours progress!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

What a blessing to have two dear quilting friends. I have three best friends that I meet twice a week for bagels and diet Coke. Cheap therapy, I'd say!

Beautiful house blocks. Thanks for sharing your pictures!