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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snow, surprise parties, and Amish!!

I couldn't reveal where I was off to last week, but flew up to surprise my mother for her birthday. I wish I could have had a photo of her much surprised face when I walked into the dining room carrying birthday cake. I am so glad no one spilled the beans that I was coming. I flew through Chicago..which kind of prepared me for all the snow on the ground still in Pennsylvania.I had to get a photo.... or two since I haven't seen any up close this winter.... yet.
A sweet photo of Mom and one of the many great grandchildren who were at her party. There were over 50 of us therefor the party. What a time we had. It is always such a joy for me to see and visit with my many brothers and sisters and their families. I just can't believe that I didn't get photos of any of them, guess too much fun for photos. I was able to deliver my blue and white quilt to my brother. I had owed it to him for quite some time, as he sent many boxes of books to my South african library. He loved it. But who doesnt' love quilts??? I now have requests from several other members of the family....they will be completed in time, remember I do have 14 brothers and sisters! I have to admit that this quilt has been in progress for over a year...so a UFO finished and delivered. Now...many of you are avid fans of quiltville.com, I do love Bonnie's quilts. .... and she suggests shopping thrift stores for men's shirts to do scrappy quilts, but whilst visiting the local goodwill....what did I spy...something many of you may not have found at your Goodwill???? An Amish buggy!!!!! I had to get this photo.... always fun seeing them around. Guess they were looking for some bargains too! Last but not least my adorable neice, the lovely Miss M, who wasn't feeling well...and I played cards with her and did a puzzle or two just to pass the time. I think I enjoyed it more than she did. She loves crafts, I think she could become a quilter very easily!!!What a sweety pie.

12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely surprise for your mother. Must be great for so many of you to be together

Eileen said...

Ahhh.. snow and amish.. well you WERE in PA. :-) Our next door neighbor. Fun that you got to come up and visit.. and what a wonderful party for your Mom. She looks like a dear. Love the quilt too!

Leann said...

That's soo great! Where were you in PA, I'm about 45 minutes from New Holland and the Amish!!

The Jen said...

Thriftin in PA is the best! I didn't realize the party was so big, but I guess when you invite "family" and a family as large as yours/hers... you should expect AT LEAST 50. :)

scrappy quilter said...

What a nice blog. Thanks so much for stopping by mine. I'll definitely be back to see more of your quilts. What a nice surprise for your mom.

Libby said...

What a wonderful surprise for you mom!

I would love to go thrifting with the Amish - *hmmmmm* Thrifting With The Amish . . . . sounds like song or something.

Needled Mom said...

What a fun trip that must have been and, yes, sometimes we are just having too much fun for picture taking.

Lovely quilt that you gave your brother. It's no wonder that you got so many requests. You are going to need that young quilter.

Micki said...

Pennsylvania is my homestate, so I was in the Dutch country many times. You look like you had a lovely time. It really reminded me of home so much. Your pics were wonderful!
Micki
In Ireland

Lisa said...

What a wonderful surprise for you mother! Your quilts are gorgeous.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Lol* I love shopping goodwill for all sorts of things. It's a great place to find vintage fabric too, if you're into that sort of thing. I can't tell you the loads of fabric I've found there.

We see a lot of Amish around our Goodwill's as well! LOL* We live in the heart of Amish country, and it's not uncommon to see them roaming the isles of WalMart in this area either. I remember once I was in line at Big Lots behind an Amish woman, and I couldn't help but look at what she bought - I mean really, you can't tell me you don't wonder what the Amish go shopping for at a Big Lots! Lol* Sshhhh! I noticed among other things she had a Gatoraid. LOL* Wonder if that was for herself or someone else?

Kelli said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing it!
~Kelli

LuAnn said...

How great that you were able to surprise your Mom and visit with family. The quilt is beautiful. And, I see in the photo of your niece that someone is a crocheter, too!! Love your blog.