i finished up my picnic quilt the day after my niece rachel left town from her visit. i am really pleased with it, but on retrospect, i think i should have done a orange floral border.
and a close up of the quilting, by my friend joni. gorgeous, no? life was a bit hectic last week, as i mentioned my niece was in town from denver to go wedding dress shopping for my other niece. we were able to find the dress, so we were all very happy. a lot of eating happened, with stops at the chancery on monday for artichoke dip and beer cheese soup ( i am a cheesehead by birth after all). sunday, after we found the dress, we ran next door to penzeys, because you know, my family is all about cooking and baking (mostly baking). such fabulous spices!!! the niece and i will be popping back in when we go for the dress fitting. next we headed across the street to just about the best italian food spot evar! boy i have been italian food deprived since moving to illinois. we just dont have many great italian restaurants, and if they have good food, they are usually super expensive. in kenosha, there was an italian joint around every corner with huge portions and reasonable prices. never fear, we got desserts too! it would seem the latest craze is to sell wee desserts in shotglasses. its such a cute idea, and tasty!
bye rach, we miss you already.