Saturday, April 9, 2011

Back in Des Moines! Mom and I have already been out and about! We really hit the jackpot on the wool! We spent most of yesterday afternoon and into the evening felting all of our new fabric!! We found a Quilt shop in Des Moines, Creekside Quilting, that neither one of us had ever been to before. It is a very nice shop with a very large inventory! Mom, bless her heart, found a few pieces of fabric that she had to have! My mom has enough fabric to open TWO fabric stores, but she didn't think she had those fabrics! We will be busy cutting and sewing today. I have a few new ideas for fall and Christmas and then I will in earnest continue to try and put a book together. This will be a new adventure for me. I have never tried to do this before so it will be trial and error.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I am spending time with my daughter and new grand baby in Omaha for a few days. So much fun to see how she has changed since Christmas! I came up for my mom's birthday! My sister and I took my mom and her best friend of 56 years to the Historical Museum in Des Moines for an exhibit of antique Crazy quilts. I wish I was at home so I could upload the photos because these quilts were amazing! There was only one that was dated 1903 the rest were all done in the 1800's. I wanted to just sit there with them on my lap and run my hands over them but of course you couldn't touch them. The old fabrics were wonderful but the stitching was absolutely beautiful! I came away with many new ideas! While in Omaha I got to attend another quilt show of wonderful old quilts. there weren't any crazy Quilts but still beautiful! I will be going back to Des Moines soon and have lot's to do there before I head home! Mom will be coming home with me and I am sure we will have lots of fun stopping at shops along the way!