At the end of April my baby (19 years old and 6' tall...I know not much of a baby) and I drove from Virginia to Missouri to be with my family for my Aunt Jean's funeral. Aunt Jean had requested that my hubby preach her funeral and he was able to fly out to do just that. He did an amazing job leading the family in celebrating Aunt Jean's faith and her life. She will be greatly missed!
|Aunt Lola, My Aunt Jean, my mom and me, on one of our "Girls Trips"|
|My mom...she's the best!!|
|I really hate seeing pictures of myself....ugh|
|The fabric is "Simple Pleasures" by RJR|
|Queen Size Quilt - the biggest quilt I've completed so far|
|The back of the quilt - Love how it shows off the stitch design!|
|Just realized that I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished table topper.|
While I was in MO I missed the graduation party of a very special young lady whom I had made a graduation quilt for. I was terribly sad that I had to miss her party, but my hubby was home and he was able to represent the family as well as deliver the quilt.
|"Black Tie Event" with a bright surprise on the back|
|"Black Tie Event"|
|Black Feather Stitching|
|I'm pretty sure she likes it.|
My mom and I went to Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City and were totally overwhelmed and excited by all there was too see and learn. So much so, that I completely forgot that I had a camera with me and could have been taking pictures of all I was seeing. Leaving me with no pictures to share with you.
I learned a lot, had more questions than I knew to ask answered and came away even more excited about getting my online quilt shop set up and running. I also came away inspired, excited and ready to work even harder to achieve my goal of opening an actual local quilt shop! Wish so much that I had some pictures to share....it was absolutely amazing!!!
Once arriving back home I hit the ground running, preparing a meal to share with friends who had been staying with us (actually with my hubby) while I was gone and were leaving the next morning.
Then it was time to start preparing for my parents arrival in just 2-1/2 days. They were arriving early for Michael's graduation ceremony, giving us all time to play a few days before having to dive into graduation plans. We spent a day at the American History Museum in DC and then on Memorial Day we visited Ft. McHenry...where our National Anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" was inspired and written by Francis Scott Key. We ended up being there just in time for the noon flag ceremony, where they replaced a smaller flag with a replica the same size as the huge flag that was flying the morning Francis Scott Key saw the flag still flying after an all night battle with the British.
My hubby had the honor of being the one to fold the flag that had been taken down.
|My handsome man on the left|
|Michael giving his speech|
A picture that portrays him perfectly. He spends more time thinking than speaking.
|Michael and I had the honor of "pinning" Lt. Col. shoulder bars on his uniform jacket|
|My parents were given the honor of "pinning" his new rank on his uniform shirt.|
|"Oath of Office"|
|The newest Lt. Col. in the Army National Guard Chaplain Corp|
Those are all the highlights of what I've been up to for the last two months. It's good to be back home, back in my sewing studio creating and working to bring Little Pink Rose Quilting online soon.
Blessings to you,