Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Family time and stash enhancement

The past Memorial Day weekend was a grey, miserable, chilly, rainy weekend - except for visiting with family and friends in Rapid City. And except for all of the hugs we got from granddaughter Sophia. And except for meeting friends for lunch, getting a pedicure with my daughter, and a little fabric shopping, and a drive through the Black Hills up to Mount Rushmore.  So all-in-all it was a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday morning we finally escaped the house for a trip to Bear Country and a leisurely drive around the Black Hills. This photo was taken just before it started to rain - again. Sophia loves the baby bears at Bear Country. After Bear Country we drove up to Mount Rushmore, although we didn't stop. We've been there dozens of times but I just don't get tired of seeing "the boys" on the mountain. Even through the rain.


On Saturday DD and I had a mother-daughter day starting with lunch in downtown Rapid City with 3 of my friends who all live out there now. All 3 ladies are also quilters so you can imagine what we talked about at least part of the time. After lunch DD and I went and had pedicures. She is 9 months pregnant and can't reach her toes anymore so I figured this would be a nice treat for her. It was very relaxing!


And while she relaxed in the car I made a quick trip into a quilt shop in downtown Rapid City, called Quilt Connection.  So a little stash enhancement occurred: 4.5 yards of neutral batiks for backing at $6 a yard, 10 fat quarters just for fun, and 2 yards of a patriotic fabric.  So I added 9 yards of fabric pretty quickly.

Sunday was spent making freezer meals - 13 of them - to make things a bit easier once the baby arrives. The little guy could show up any time in the next couple of weeks. 


3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great trip! All the best for your daughter as she nears the baby's due date!!

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  2. How exciting to have a new baby in the near future! Your daughter is going to appreciate the freezer meals. Are you planning to return after the birth?

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  3. Yummy fabric! Freezer meals are so handy. They will NEED them!

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