Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Is It Really Wednesday?

 Actually I had know idea what today was!
I am so.. off schedule.
And yes this is my 2nd post today.
So..... my WIP this week is....

We were asked at the "Birds Of A Feather" longarm quilting
 retreat that was held in Virginia Beach a few weeks
 ago to take home a quilt and quilt it.
The quilts are for
which is presented by Quilters Dream Batting Company.
Click on above links if you are interested in helping.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 linked at Freshly Pieced
Till We Quilt Again, 

Over the past 30 days .....

During the past month

Quilted Valencia's quilt.
Love how she pieced the back.

She wanted a simple allover meander.

 This is a gift for Valencia's son.

I finished this quilt that I had started in the 80's.
(Yes-I do realize some of you had not been born yet!)

This is my March 'Year of Finishes'

Donated this to a wonderful organization for
children called CASA.

 Then it was off to Vermont for our yearly
skiing vacation!
(here's some of the boys)
Chelsey teaching Kiara how to knit!

After the cold in Vermont, repacked and went
south to lie under this palm tree.

Float in this pool!

Sit on this beach!

And bike-ride with a long time friend in
Palm Beach, Florida!
 And last--but for sure not least!
It was off to our second annual "Sew What" weekend.
(who snuck that corner piece?)
With my dear friend's Denise and Chelsey.
(They are a mother and daughter team)
 A few months ago Chelsey moved over to the NJ side.
This view is from her apartment lot.
(we had a perfect 60 degree day)
 First stop was Chelsea Market!
What a fun place this is.

  The produce stand is a walk-in refrigerator!
We needed Blood Oranges for a future salad. 

 We walked along the" The High Line" which is the old train rails converted into a walking path above the streets in the city .
(you can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance)
Made our annually trip to  "City Quilter"
A must for any quilter in NYC!

Had coffee in Bryant park.
(was really there to practice my run-way walk)

Grand Central Station

We saw "Once" a musical on Broadway.
And then to JoJo's a fantastic French Restaurant.
Both were Wonderful!

 Then it was the 10 minute ferry ride back to Chelsey's

 Sunday it was time to sew!
Chelsey's pieced this beauty.
 Denise cut out a future quilt and
I was English Paper piecing a gift
 (so I can't show it yet).

We planned to return home late Sunday night.
However we left earlier to bet the snow.
So we woke up to this the next morning!

And here are a few beloved
Swedish Leprechauns.
Hope you had a wonderful St Patrick's Day!  
Till We Quilt Again,
(which shall be soon since I am home for awhile)