Thursday, April 25, 2024

Really Random Thursday, 4/25/24

 Janice and I went to the Heart of the Valley quilt show a couple of weeks ago. I didn't take many photos. However, this one was absolutely stunning. At first I thought the white fabric was a print. But on closer inspection, it was all the quilting design, teeny tiny quilting. It was so amazing. And then the docent flipped the backing over so we could see it more closely. The maker had added crystals to the flowers. I can barely do straight line grid quilting, and then only if the quilt is quite small. So this is quite mind boggling to me.

That night, Jessie Harper spent the night. She had come up for the MCC sale. It was so good to spend time with her. Mark made us breakfast Saturday morning before she headed back home. And we took this series of silly photos. Love this girl so much.

Then Mark and I went to the MCC sale for a couple of hours. I had one zweiback and it was delicious!

Charlotte attended her senior prom with a group of friends that night. I can hardly believe her senior year is nearly complete. It was a very rainy night but it sounds like she had a great time.

While she was at the prom, we took Levi shopping for his 16th birthday and then out for dinner. They are all growing up so fast. 

Know anyone who needs this sweatshirt?

Levi passed his driving test a few days later. I've driven with him many times and he is a good driver.
We have very much enjoyed the Fresno Community Band concerts this year. Gabe went with us on Saturday night. Another great concert--all Broadway show tunes. Our friend, Gary, plays the trombone and it's always good to see him. 
That's about it for the past couple of weeks. I'm in the process of getting a new computer and that always makes me nervous. Hope the data transfer goes well. I have backed up all my photos, which is really the only thing I worry about. 


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Looks like a lot of great things have been going on over the last several weeks. The quilting on the show quilt is amazing - wow! Good luck with the new computer transition; may it go smoothly.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

Oh such wonderful happenings. How quickly those kids grow up. One graduating soon, a new driver and then Gabe. I hope your computer upgrade goes well.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Wow Your grandkids are sure growing up. Prom. Driving. Is Charlotte going off to college next year? I'm always amazed at the quilting skills of some people. I simply can't imagine how they do it. It's the part I truly don't like. At this point in my quilty life I'm ready for a lot of really simple block makes in order to make a dent in my stash and not feel so guilty about my huge hoard of fabric.

FlourishingPalms said... #

Looks like you're living a full and happy life - friends, family, special occasions - how much better can it get?! That shirt is TOO perfect, and I know exactly who's made for it. It's always nice to see what you're up to. Keep enjoying!