Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Break 2016

 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!


  1. Your sweaters are all adorable! Looks like you have some beautiful places to visit! Safe travels :)

  2. Love your sweaters! Good luck to your daughter on picking a school! :)

  3. LOL I really think that she should be in Amish Quilting Country as the daughter of a quilter but all of these look just wonderful. Safe and happy travels and may the best college win ( HER ) :)

  4. Happy Spring Break! Hope you have a great trip, too! That is an exciting (and stressful) time, for kids and parents. I hope you get a little stitching in!

  5. Looks like you are in for a very busy time. I hope you get a good look at all the different colleges and maybe with a bit of luck you may get 5 minutes at a quilt shop - there are so many in that area!!

  6. Love your sweater blocks--I wanted to do the sew along so bad, but have too many UFO's nagging me! Have fun with your stitching!

  7. Have fun!! You will have plenty of time to sew next year...continue to enjoy your memory making moments. BTW you packed the cutest travel kit...enjoy!

  8. You have to bring hand stitching.... what were you thinking?!?!
    Such a sweet block and especially fun to stitch in the spring!


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