Thursday, July 19, 2018

Things I like Thursday, July 19, 2018

How have you all been doing?  Sorry I've been AWOL but it's just been crazy here.  I'm glad to have a day to catch my breath and just say howdy!

First thing first:  Carol is in a rehab and slowly improving.  According to doctors, it was an acute stroke so it will be a while until she is herself.  She is working on walking and sometimes she gets defiant (more of Carol's personality).  I'm hoping to see her tomorrow because I was traveling most of last week and couldn't make it to the hospital.  

I love my daughter-in-law!

Earlier in the year she asked me to go to the Kutztown Folk Festival with her.  I'm delighted she enjoys spending time with me and I adore being with her!  She had never been to festival before which is about celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch culture.  We attended a mini Dutch language class, ate way too much junk food, and bought some crafty things. And of course...then there is the quilt barn:

Care to buy a quilt?  The barn is full of quilts you can purchase and hanging in the back are the handful of award winning quilts.  Those quilts are auctioned off the last weekend of the festival.  My favorite quilt was this one which took a second place ribbon.  It really spoke to me.  I heard it was aucitoned off for about $7000.00
If you want to see other winners, you can look here:

Jessica and I were also really fond of the Hmong quilts that were for sale, they are full of reverse applique and embroidery and the workmanship is spectacular.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele,
Oh, that makes me smile so much to hear you love your DIL and enjoy spending time with her. It breaks my heart when I hear folks that don't get along. {{Hugs}} It looks like you had an amazing time at the folk festival. A barn full of quilts! WOW - that would be fabulous to see. Thank you for the update on Carol - I have been wondering how she is doing. Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Wow what beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing your trip there. I was wondering about Carol. Hope she improves quickly. That is such a a struggle to go through.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The festival looks like a lot of fun, and so wonderful that you enjoyed the time with your DIL! I'm glad to hear good news about your friend, Carol, too.

PaintedThread said...

Look at all those quilts!!! Excellent.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

One of the things a doctor friend of mine once said was try never to have a stroke. It can change your lifestyle in a second. I'm sure there will be ups and downs for Carol and you guys. You're a good family and how nice to have a DIL that wants to spend time with you. That quilt barn is amazing and the quilts just so beautiful.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Praying for Carol!! It's a long hard road to the quilts, that 7K one took my breath away!!!!!