Monday, March 24, 2014

busy busy busy!

First off, here is A Parrot, over three pictures.  Getting a bit wide for one picture.




And here's my Fussy Cut Friday star number 12.  Using the same Savannah fabric by Jo Morton as last time, just a different stripe.


I also started the Tula Pink City Sampler quilt, also known as the 100 modern blocks quilt.  I got 4 blocks done.  I'm using a variety of Tula Pink fabrics.


It's fun to do a block a day.

It's been a busy week with the boy child home.  The boy child has been celebrating his twentieth birthday since his actual birthday on Thursday.  lol!  On Saturday, it was a gorgeous day so we went to Cold Spring, NY to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.



Cool hose holder on side of a house

Saturday evening, a certain other member of the family showed up, so out we went to our favorite diner to have dinner.


Sunday, we trekked to the boy child's favorite mall to have lunch at his favorite place to eat.


But we had to take the girl child to the train afterward so she could go home.  Today, the boy child returns to college.  Spring break is too short.

I will leave you with a couple of pics of the boy child blowing out his candles.



Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


38 comments:

Cari said...

Such a wonderful family post this week Margaret. Sure looks like everyone had a fabulous time. Love all the pics of your quilt blocks from Tula Pink. It just makes me happy to see those beautiful colors. You're doing a great job putting them together. Hugs to you and Mia too !!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your stitching is wonderful, as always Margaret! And Spring Break...goes too darn fast. I just got everyone back to school this morning :(

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Vickie said...

Love Tula Pink. And Johnny Rockets. And cake. ha!

Vera said...

Great post Margaret! Looks like you all had fun celebrating. Love the Tula Pink and, of course, PLL is looking fabulous. Cute little Mia...she might be a little lonely now that the Boy Child is back at school.

SewAmy said...

I always love to see your stitching progress. And I look forward to seeing more of your Tula Pink quilt. We have a City Sampler quilt-a-long at my LQS. Johnny Rocks is our favorite place to go on birthdays too.

cucki said...

Aww such a sweet post dear..beautiful photos and your stitching is looking so cute...
Yummy cake :)
Hugs x

Lisa said...

I love to see the progress you make on your stitching projects from week to week! Your needle must fly! You get so much done! Nice family time, too!

Von said...

Spring break is too short! My away college boy is home this week and I'm hoping to get some yard work out of him, lol!

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a great weekend you and yours had! Love seeing all the goings on! Gorgeous parrot...so colorful and bright! Have a great week!
Robyn

Vicki said...

Fun times! Glad the entire family was able to celebrate together. Your quilt blocks (and stars) are gorgeous. I love the vibrant colors.

Mary Ann said...

Great stitching and quilting progress--love the new quilt! It looks like you and the family had a great week/birthday--family time is the best!!

Melissa said...

Awww, it must be so nice to go out with your kids and also celebrate your boy's 20th!

You have been busy! Busy hands are good. Lovely stitching, lovely quilt tops too!

Extra hugs to Mia now that your boy is back at school!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Pretty stitching and sewing - and great fun, family times!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

That parrot looks very familiar! Thanks for sharing your Spring Break photos with us. Your quilt blocks look wonderful!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Margaret. Sounds like a fun week.

Linda

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun pic of the kids. I'm glad you had a good week with the boy child. Love that Tula Pink start. Such happy colors!

Annie said...

You made the most of this week! Love the new quilt. Those 'modern' fabrics are in such springy colors!

What fun you guys had and even some warm weather to go with it! Your son is quite the grown-up now. And your daughter is looking so elegant!

Kim said...

Everything you do is awesome and love the time you had with the kids!!! I would love to make a quilt someday!!! The stars you are making are awesome~

Mary said...

Lovely work, all of it! So glad to see springtime is finally arriving for you.

marly said...

I'm sure you all enjoyed spring break. You have such a great family.

marly said...

Oh. I forgot. WOW on the stitching.

Dawn said...

Lovely family. Good you had a nice birthday and spring break. The parrot piece is devine!!
The Quaker piece above your sons head is GREAT too!

Jackie said...

Some moms are glad when the holidays are over. I never quite understood that. I always enjoyed having my kids home for the summer or on break.


Busy Lizzie said...

great sampler, love your quiltblocks

Krista said...

Looks like such a fun spring break! Cold Spring is such a beautiful place. I have been there a few times. It is so nice to walk along the river and browse in the shops. The Hudson is such a scenic place. Have a great week, Margaret! I think we are finally near Spring!

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful week with your son! Diners are the best :)
I love your stitching progress and your new quilt project!
Have a great week!

Melody said...

It looks like you all had a great time together! Your sampler is coming along, and the fussy cut stars are very pretty.

woolwoman said...

PLL is beautiful - amazing progress ! happy belated bday to your DS - I bet those 20 years flew by. nice to have him home at least for a short visit. Mel

Carol said...

I love how kids manage to keep their birthday celebrations going for so many days :) Looks like you all had a great time together and I'm glad your daughter could be with you, too.

Your parrot is really looking spectacular, Margaret--that must be a fun one to stitch with those bright colors :)

Beth said...

Looks like a fun family time birthday celebration. Your parrot is now residing in a rain forest jungle! The colors of your new quilt...POW!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Margaret, it looks like you had a wonderful family outing. Are this *samplers* I see on the wall in boy child's room? How on earth did you ever get away with that?
Melinda



Brigitte said...

The title of this post is well chosen, Margaret, lol. Seems to have been a busy week with lots of stitching, quilting and family time. It was fun to see the pictures of your boy cild's birthday.

Karoline said...

Love the photo of the two of them together :) Happy birthday to the Boy Child.

PLL is looking gorgeous and the quilt blocks are lovely.

Solstitches said...

The stitched piece is absolutely stunning.
The Tula Pink project is fabulous and that is another beautiful star.
Happy for you that you had your family home.
Margaret

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son.

Fantastic progress on your stitching and star and quilt blocks are beautiful.

Anne said...

Wonderful progress on the parrot and I love the fussy cut this week. Happy Birthday to your boy! 20 is a big year! Looks like you all had fun celebrating and nice to have the girlchild come by too!! Hugs to you!

Kerri said...

How do they get so big overnight? You work is always inspiring!

I wanted to ask - is that a Long Dog Sampler behind your dear son? He is a little blurry but your beautiful work jumped out at me and I would love to know what the design is.