Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Minnesota Pics

Here's some more pics from our trip up to central Minnesota.

Like true quilters we had to find and stop at a quilt store. It just so happened that without knowing it this one was only 3 miles down the road from where we stayed.

Country Caboose Wahkon, MN

Then one day I woke everybody up early because I wanted to go pick raspberries. were they ticked at me at 7AM!!!! Here is the raspberry portion at Great River Gardens in Aitken, MN.

Yummy.....we've had a lot of raspberries since!!!

We also spent a lot of time at Father Hennipen State Park in Isle, MN. It had a great beach area for Lake Mille Lacs.

What a nice view for a picnic.

Then here was a pic out the car window of a storm we passed through somewhere in IA. Let me tell you this was the best looking part of it. We stopped for dinner and it grew pitch black. We asked one of the employees about the weather and he said that there were 70-80mph winds and golf ball size hail expected to start momentarily. Let's just say we got back on the highway and zoomed towards the south!

Next week I get to go to New York City for a friend's wedding. I plan on spending a day bumming around the garment district and visiting other quilty places so I'll be sure to post pics of that when I can. Thanks to Paula Nadelstern's 3hr tour (posted on her webpage) I think it should be some fun browsing.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beautiful Minnesota

I know we don't really post personal stuff but here is a short blip of what we've been doing. We've now been here in Minnesota for 2 1/2 days. We spent yesterday driving up to the northern woods for a family event at a small country church, then to visit an old family farm, and then the long drive home. My little nephew has been able to make the trip with us as his first ever trip to Minnesota where the majority of our family is from. He loved the farm and didn't want to leave there. Today we spent the day at my grandparent's cabin in central MN. The cabin is on a lake where we went out on a paddleboat and then onto a bigger one so that we could go fishing. Here are a few pics from today. I'll try and post more as we go. We've got some gorgeous lake shots and some country roads too.

Here is a shot of my brother and nephew dancing to the Beatles! It was a long day in the sun!!

View from our townhouse of the second largest lake in MN Lake Mille Lacs.

Lol.....and I'm a little burnt too!!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Works in Progress & Booth Photos

Wow...I can't believe a month has passed since the last post. I really am getting bad at this. I need to work on posting more often. Here are a couple of photos from the last month.

Our booth at NQA Show in Columbus, OH

"Poppies" by Kristin Rodriguez
Originally made for the Quilting Arts Calendar Challenge.

Quilt started at the Focus on Fiber Retreat in March 2009 still not done.

Newest confetti quilt started after taking Noriko's class at QSDS. I did this in the hotel room up there in Columbus but decided to wait on quilting it. As you can see it is still sitting waiting for the quilting. Hopefully will get to this before the end of August.

We are headed to Minnesota next week for a family affair. We are going to be staying on the banks of Lake Mille Lacs. I'll see what photos I can get and post them as we are up there. Hopefully can get some beautiful lake shots with the sun rising or setting!!!