Monday, May 12, 2014

picking up the boy child (lots of pics)

First, here are my Tula blocks for the week.

Nine more blocks to go!

Here is my fussy cut star for the week, using Autumn Harvest by Jason Yenter.

I also got Annabella's Cowl off the needles -- just need to weave in the ends.

Annabella's Cowl from a kit from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

I finally started stitching a bit again.  Here's a peek of the stitching I did on the Jenny Bean Sampler from Scarlet Letter.

And I also started the Shepherd's Fold piece from Shepherd's Bush.

This past weekend it was time to go to Boston to pick up the boy child from college again.  This time we met him at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

We went to the Museum to see a lovely quilt exhibit from the collection of Pilgrim Roy.

I took tons of quilt pictures, but here are the featured quilts shown on various posters around the museum.

And just one of my many favorites.  Amish quilts always have a soft spot in my heart.

We also got to see an Impressionist exhibit, which was wonderful.  Here's my favorite of the exhibit.  A Degas ballerina in bronze with gauze.

When we got home from Boston, I found a surprise waiting for me from my sweet girl child for Mother's Day.

And here's what was inside -- 3 pieces of Liberty Tana Lawn!  How did she know?!

Aren't they gorgeous?  My girl child is so sweet and thoughtful.

Mia was happy to have us home again.

Hope all who celebrated Mother's Day yesterday had a good one!  Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  Have a great week!


Vickie said...

Yay! Jacob finished up on Friday also. What cool exhibits at the Museum. Your daughter IS so sweet and thoughtful.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow! The wedding ring quilt and the Degas are fabulous! I think that strolling a museum makes for a perfect day! Your new stitching is off to a great the little red house. are a wonder! Glad your DS is home for a Mia is too!
Have a great week,

Cari said...

All of your quilt blocks are wonderful. This has been such a fun project to watch…I love stalking you !! Don't be scared…I'm nice.

Glad you got to pick up your son and bet Mia is the happiest. Have a great week Margaret !! Hugs

Brenda in WI said...

Wonderful post Margaret - great quilts at the museum - lucky you to be able to see them - great Mothers Day for you.

woolwoman said...

great post Margaret and belated Happy Mothers Day to you ! the gift your DD gave you was awesome - such beautiful shots from the quilt exhibit and your own shots of quilting, knitting and stitching is fabulous as always - I looked longingly at the Fold this weekend but I stayed steady on the course with my Snooty stitching. enjoy your week - Mel

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What fun and funky quilt blocks, Margaret! I love those stars you've been doing too - they are amazing.

How fun to see the quilt exhibit and I love the Degas Ballerina, too!

So glad to see you stitching again some - all great projects!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Mia always looks so happy when your son is home. I love your fussy cut star, it's very impressive. Thanks for sharing the quilt exhibition, very lovely quilts - I admire the workmanship that goes into these quilts.

Annette-California said...

Your quilt star is beautiful and your blocks. Jenny Beans fabric makes your beautiful stitching stand out. Fantastic exhibits you saw at the museum. Yeah the boy child is home. Our son has 1 week left still of school. Your knitted cowl looks so beautiful Margaret. Thank you for sharing all the photos. live Annette

marly said...

The fussy cuts keep getting more amazing and I didn't think that was possible. Stunning quilts! So glad you had such a lovely day.

cucki said...

Wonderful post Margaret -
Great quilts at the museum ..,Lucky you to be able to see them..
Happy Mothers Day for you.
Big hugs x

Carol said...

How nice for you (and Mia!!) to have your son home for the summer, Margaret--boy that year went by quickly!!

Lovely looking blocks and fussy cut star, as usual. And how nice to see the stunning quilts and the ballerina statue in person.

Looks like your daughter made your Mother's Day a special one, indeed--such a perfect gift for you!!

Annie said...

Lovely blocks as usual. It's hot here and your knitting is not what I need to see right now, but it looks great. ;-) Jenny Bean is a really pretty sampler.. should be fun.

The Degas/Cassat exhibit just arrived in DC... that wasn't coming from Boston was it?

Linda said...

Love all your stitching Margaret. Is the boy child home for the summer?


Krista said...

Always sweet to see the boy child home with Mia :) Love all the quilts, such amazing patterns and colors! Love your new stitching starts. I was just looking at Jenny Bean online last night! Another on my to-do list! Have a great week!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW! So much to ooh and aah over--quilting, knitting, and stitching!! I know that you(and Mia) are going to love having your DS home for a while!

Sherry :o) said...

Glad your kiddo is home, Mia looks happy too! I love the box your fabric came in - did your daughter make it?

The quilt exhibit is cool. I love the Amish quilts as well! Love your fussy cut star this week - like all of them but this week is really cool. As is your stitching, knitting AND quilt squares.

Have a good week!

Sherry :o)

Evelyne said...

Great post Margaret!
Stunning quilts. Lovely Mother day for you with a great present!
The star is wonderful.

Have a lovely week.

Vera said...

HI Margaret, what a fabulous museum visit in Boston. I'm sure it was amazing. Bet you are happy (and, Mia too of course) to have the boy child home. Love your blocks -- especially the one with the horse. We are leaving Canada tomorrow and heading down to the Thousand Islands. Vacation has been great, but the weather has been lousy almost all the time.

Anonymous said...

you have made beautiful Quilt blocks ♥

Chris said...

What a great week! Such wonderful blocks and star. Love all the fun colors.
Looks like a great trip to Boston. I hope to see that exhibit in July.
Lovely stitching too. I am looking forward to seeing progress on these.
Have a great week!

P.J. said...

Love the boldness of your blocks! Your stars are amazing and you keep the needle and thread on the move....WOW! What a great exhibit. Glad the boy child is getting some quality home time with Ms. Mia. :)

Erica said...

WOW! You had such an amazing, productive week!
I just love the Tula blocks!

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élisabeth barbier said...

I am so glad to see your blocks. This is with your blog that I discovered Tula Pink. I love so much her quilts. Thank you to share with us these quilts in the museum ;-) !

Melissa said...

What a fun-filled post!

I knew I should've had a daughter! That's a gorgeous gift. Like a toddler, I love that box!

All your handwork is/are beautiful!

Dawn said...

What a great week you had! Kids, gifts, stitching and the exhibit. That is a week well lived. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

It is all wonderful Margaret!! Your hands are busy doing lots of different things, your quilt making makes me want to try one!!!

krayolakris said...

Margaret, your beautiful quilts are also museum quality!! Fabulous!!

Kaisievic said...

Loved your post, Margaret. You have been so busy an achieved a lot. Thanks for sharing the quilt exhibition and I love the Liberty fabric.

Karoline said...

Enjoy having your boy home again :). All your quilt blocks are lovely & you've chosen some great new projects

Brigitte said...

I love quilt exhibitions, and the quilts you saw at the museum are so beautiful. These Amish quilts are somehow special, what a combination of colours they always show.

Great stitching pieces that you started, and great addition of Tula blocks.

Melanie said...

Ooooo, that's such a great exhibit! I really need to get up to Boston more. There is so much awesome stuff up there.

Solstitches said...

Wow! What a post Margaret.
The Tula Pink blocks are fabulous. Love her fabrics with the hidden animals.
Liberty envy! The gift from your daughter is so special.
The museum looks like a wonderful day out.
The knitted cowl looks soft and cosy and, last but not least, beautiful stitching as always.