Sunday, May 19, 2019

may day, may day . . .

It's been a very busy Spring! I looked up and realized if I didn't post something here, May would go by (along with the bottom two-thirds of April) without a word from me. Heaven forbid!!  ;)

Our guild strives to be active in community-oriented events.  One of those events is Panoply, an annual arts festival held in downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park.
This year at our booth, we went interactive! We had hexies prepped and ready to baste to engage passersby!  
Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, over 200 people, adults and kids alike, basted up a hexie!
We'll whip the hexies together (after allowing members of our guild to participate) and it will become the #HEXIEquiltthatHSVbuilt! Go Team Hexie!

I also found a new-to-me LQS -- Hook & Bobin.  Cute little place ... this fabric *immediately* caught my eyes . . .
Isn't it marvelous??!!  Cat-finity!  Tah-dah! At this point I have absolutely no idea what I'll do with it, but I don't mind waiting until it speaks to me. Sometime in the summer of 2011, I fell head-over-heals in love with Moda's "Dragonfly Summer" line.  Bought yardage in several of the fabrics and a layer cake.  Once again I had absolutely NO idea what I was going to do with it all.  In fact, it's still sitting in my stash, nearly eight years later!  But it finally did speak to me . . .
This will be a picnic quilt -- 80" X 90" -- for Joc and her family. Whew! It's a very simple design, but I think it works for a big utility quilt.  Anyway, maybe I'll have something figured out for the cat fabric by 2025?

The older two local grandgirls had their end of the year ballet recitals!  They both did so well!
This was Evey's first year and she was the epitome of grace!  Edith wanted in on the picture, of course.  She's already gung-ho to start ballet and dances with her older sisters every chance she can!  

Joc and her crew were at the beach for Mother's Day, so we celebrated this past Friday.  Jocelyn set a lovely table and prepared a feast for our "Ladies' Lunch"!
Delectable, non?!  Everything was so pretty and tasted so yummy!  It was a fun treat. After lunch, they spoiled me with presents!
A little bit of something representing all my favorite things!  A book on tea that doubles as a tea diary, a pretty owl spoon rest, two wooden trivets that look like they were EPP'd, and Kathy Schmitz's book, Stitches from the Garden.  I have the other two books -- Stitches from the Yuletide and Stitches from the Harvest, so it feels nice to "complete" my set!  In fact, I think Joc has gifted me with all of them!

I'll leave with a photo of the girls and me . . .
They're growing so fast . . . and more beautiful with each day!

Linking up to sarah did it! and the HeLP post!


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Janet O. said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that cat fabric. I have some kitty fabric I should dig out and see if someone wants it.
A great utility quilt. I have blocks cut that could make a bunch of those kinds of quilts, but I never do anything with them.
Aren't those sweet little ballerinas?
Jocelyn really does know how to "Hostess". What a lovely looking lunch.
They didn't miss a thing in the Mother's Day gifts, did they. And that final photo is the crowning glory--a beautiful grandma and her girls!

Barb Neiwert said...

What a special joy to have those granddaughters and be treated to a special Mother's Day. That book looks inviting! And fun to be involved in your guild's community outreach. Keep it up!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Oh so special!! Our girlie had her recital the 4th, her 6th year of dancing, two on competition teams. Your luncheon looks so lovely - glad you had a wonderful time.

I would like to invite you down to Trussville, AL June 14-15 to our Birmingham Quilters Guild QuiltFest 2019. We will have over 300 quilted items, lots of vendors, and opportunities to buy chances on some wonderful items, including two sewing machines! We will also have a three special exhibits, comfort quilts, Quilts of Valor, and our guild challenge Storybook quilts! I would love to meet you, and will likely be there all day both days, as I am chair of the Opportunity Shop!

Thanks for sharing your festival and special day!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great cat fabric. It would make a great center of a quilt, surrounded by blocks.

Kate said...

The girls look so sweet in their ballet costumes! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mom's Day. The kitty fabric is pretty cool, looking forward to seeing where you end up using it. Have a great Memorial Day!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

You have been's that time of the year. I am sure you had a great time at the girls dance recital, we have grown boys married and one has 2 girls and 2 boys and the other son has one of each so we have been to many dance,they are in collage! So "you" are making memories and the girls are so "cute"!

Have a great week end!
Hug's, Carolyn

Michelle said...

Sometimes big blocks are exactly what you need to show off a favorite fabric. That utility quilt looks absolutely perfect.

The hexie quilt looks fun, too. I hope it lured in some new quilters. Or gave someone like me, who is in love with the idea of hexies but too scared to try them, a chance to dabble with something new.