Friday, May 27, 2011

3 down, 1 to go! Long post, picture heavy!

I don't know how it is for you in your neck of the woods, but for us May is an insane month, with a never ending whirlwind of activity! We had prom and fundraisers, the track season which is short and intense, the end of travel basketball, kids moving back from college, and a high school graduation! 
First of all, here is Isabel showing off her ribbons from track, she got a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th!! LOL! all bases covered!!

We are so proud of her! She is such a determined athlete. I don't know where she gets it, I was one of those kids who cringed whenever someone threw a ball at me! LOL!
And next we have Aidan and his girlfriend Annaliese at senior prom. Aren't they a gorgeous couple? I wish I had better pictures but I ended up taking lots of pictures FOR Aidan with his camera and neglecting my own!

And then we have graduation! Yay!! 
Here is Aidan and Annaliese posing with Chelsea! Aidan is off to Western Illinois in the fall to study criminology, and Annaliese is off to Marquette! Wow!

So Isabel has about a week of school left, and then the summer begins. Lucas is going back to Marquette for the summer to work. This will be the first summer I don't have everyone home. :(
But as they say, "Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim!"

And on the creative front:
I joined a quilt guild in March, and then subsequently have joined 3 little quilting bees, or mini groups. A Wool applique group, a regular applique group, and a Baltimore Album group. So naturally I have been doing some applique! I already showed you my woolie project in a previous post, so here are some of my applique projects:

Block 1 and 2 of my Baltimore Album quilt. I still have the embellishment to do on both of them.

Blocks 3 and 4 of my Grandmother's Kitchen quilt. I have showed blocks 1 and 2 in a previous post here, and if you want to see the entire quilt by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet go here.

And this is block 1 of a basket quilt designed by Kim Deihl. I am thoroughly enjoying all of this applique and have become quite addicted to it!
Thank you for reading my blog and I will try to get back to posting regularly again now that all the frenzy is over and we move into the lazy days of summer!


Margaret said...

I love all your quilt blocks! So gorgeous! Applique and English paper piecing are my favorite quilt techniques -- still not comfortable with a sewing machine. lol!

Congrats to the graduate! Congrats to the track star too! We also have a college kid who's going back to her college to work for the summer. Weird, isn't it?

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You ARE busy! Love all the kid pics! Congrats to the grads and the student athlete!

Your quilt blocks are wonderful!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

You have been busy!! Congratulations on the meets, prom - they look gorgeous!, and graduations. I love your new blocks, they are great!

Kathy Ellen said...

Pictures of Aiden and Annaliese are so special....they do indeed make a beautiful couple. Congratulations to your son! It is indeed, the beginning of a "new chapter" when some of the little birds begin to spread their wings and fly from the nest. But then, it is all part of what is supposed to happen, isn't it?

Lovely quilt blocks. Your appliqued designs are just gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to your kids!! Wow! How neat about your son studying criminology. My younger daughter wants to join the FBI and is looking at degrees that will get her there. I think she looked into criminology but don't know what it'd be called here.

Your applique is FANTASTIC!!