My sweet relaxing trip in Chicago is coming to an end. I took so many good pics of my family, I hope my computer at home can handle the photo uploads.
On Saturday we went over to Grama's and Aunt Chris had some quilts for me to look at.. First was this fantastic vintage hexagon top that she picked up at a second hand store for.. $2!!!!!! Amazing. It needs some TLC (a few hexagons have worn thin with age) and she thought I'd be up for the challenge of restoring it. I will definitely put it to good use and probably display it proudly in my new sewing room, but it might be a while before I find the time to give it proper patches and actually quilt it. At any rate, I am grateful for the gift and very happy to add this top to my quilting collection. (Can't wait to show it off to the guild next weekend..)
Everybody has been talking about Chrissy's "Tie Quilt" which I hadn't seen til this weekend. Absolutly fantastic~ She took Uncle Mike's old ties and did a fantastic version of a crazy quilt, complete with embroidery and everything. It is still a work in progress but I am amazed at what she has done so far. I really wanted to add a few stitches for her that day, but she didn't have any embroidery thread on her.