Our Spring Break officially started at 3:30pm on Friday, 4/1! I have been pretty busy the last couple of weeks helping my daughter with her final yearbook deadline--she is the editor this year. Unfortunately, all of the work had to be done at school connected to the server which meant she spent hours and hours at school--15+ hours a day. I supervised when their adviser could not. Needless to say, there has not been much sewing going on in my world! I did manage to get a few Ugly Xmas Sweater blocks done.
This one looks more like an Easter sweater to me because of the colors--I'm not sure if it will make the final cut into my quilt...
I really like this one with Xmas tree! I had planned on working some more Xmas sweaters, Bloom Blocks, and treating myself to a new project to celebrate our Spring Break. However, my hubby and I decided that our daughter needs to go back east to visit her potential colleges and to make a decision--after all it is four years of her life, her future, and a big investment. I thought we would have to miss school and go in a couple of weeks, but I was able to book flights for this week at a great price and the weather looks ok. Quilting will just have to wait!
One of the schools we will look at is Colgate University--it is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful colleges in the country. The campus includes a lake and golf course and it is highly selective. The day we are scheduled to be there rain is expected, but I can't wait to see it anyway.
This is Lehigh University and it is in Bethlehem, PA. It looks like Hogwarts from Harry Potter! It is a little bigger than Colgate and has more engineering degrees available. It is only one hour from Philadelphia which would make travel easier.
About 1.5 hours away is Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. I can't believe she may end up in the center of Amish quilting country! I would love to explore some quilt shops on this trip, but that is very unlikely--we have lots of places to go and important decisions to be made.
I loaded up a couple of books onto my Kindle for the plane ride and in the evenings. I was not planning on bringing any handwork because we are just bringing carry ons, but I just found this little sheep I have all traced from who knows when.
I grabbed a six inch hoop and picked out a few colors of perle cotton. I can fit this pouch in my purse, so it will make the trip too! I might even have to get started on it tonight after I pack for Slow Sunday Stitching. Check out inspirational handwork here
Have a great week!