Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Break

School's out for the whole week! No packing lunches, no 6:30am trips to the bus stop, no homework to review, horray!!!!! I think moms like spring break more than the kids!

I'm sitting out here on the front lawn on a cloudy day watching three small boys attempt to climb up a tree with a rope......and they created a pop up RV with a wagon and some old cushions.

The past month I did some traveling......headed to NYC to see the red and white quilt exhibit and three days later flew to Florida for my hubby's 40th birthday. 

The red and white exhibit was impressive! Over 500 red and white quilts....hanging everywhere! You can get a free app for Iphone with pictures of all the quilts. Its called "Infinite Variety". 

These are my faves from the show......


The interlocking design really intrigues me.....


And I was looking at this and realized that its a unicorn!!!


My all time favorite from the show......the circles! 

Then we took in some sites!

Here's me and Janine at Time Square!


So hard to photos oneself with a jiggly hand!

Chris taking a break from walking....


The view looking up from the ground....


The view from the chair I was sitting in.....


Remember that red and white circle quilt I said my favorite from the show?

When I was on the subway, I saw this.....


Hmmmmm......I think its a sign I should do something with arcs within circles, what do you think?

I even own a wedge ruler that I was going to get rid of until I saw these and the possibilities enter my mind.....

Have a good day and if you are in Minnesota, get your shovel ready. I heard you are in for more snow.

kathy

5 comments:

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us Kathy - I bet you and Chris has such a fun time!!

YAH for spring break!! I'm counting down the days for Summer break now :)

shawkl said...

We had spring break here last week, and it was glorious! It was hard to get Aidan (DGD) up and off to school this morning...thanks for the quilt inspiration!
Kathy
www.shawkl.com

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time. LOVE the idea for a quilt!!!! Inspiration all around us, right?

Enjoy the Easter break with the little ones.

Anne said...

yes, moms like spring break too

no, circles don't talk to me

Chris said...

Hi Kathy, Just found your blog very nice! I agree, lime green goes with everything. :) Like your quilt with the faces, I made one very similar. Happy quilting~