Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mid-Week Hello!

 Here's an older piece of fabric I treasured and saved for the perfect quilt pattern and now I've found it!  Spare moments are spent piecing the latest Schnibble quilt "Gentle Art."  As soon as I saw the pattern I knew this had to be part of the quilt even if just on the back.  I plan to have this quilt ready for the parade of Schnibbles the end of May.

 This isn't my best photo after hiking 3.5 miles on Mother's Day!  Since my boys were working DH and I decided to hike a bit at Pilot Mountain to enjoy the warmth of the day.
 I loved these trails because they were easier on my knees.

 There were alot of these trails too...not so easy on the knees.  But....
Well worth climbing to see views like this!


Honestly, the day could have been Father's Day because after we had our hike we hopped into DH's jalopy and spent another few hours just cruising around.  We drove onto our property for this photo.  It's an empty lot at moment and hopefully soon will be a new home.

My boys came home Monday and surprised me with lunch then spending the day with me.  The plant was gifted to me by my future DIL.  I wanted to show you the plant stand I purchased a few weeks ago at a store called ALDI.  The plant hangs on a hook in the center.  I thought they were sweet and priced at $9.99 not too shabby don't ya think?

32 comments:

Diane said...

I love the plant stand and flower-we have Aldi's here in Pittsburgh too. I don't shop there too often but my DIL loves it. The hike on Mother's Day looked wonderful. It's good to get away into nature isn't it?
Always nice when that treasured fabric finds it's place.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

The fabric is perfect for your Schnibble! :-) That looks like a wonderful place to hike~ maybe visit quilt shops on Father's Day? ;-) I got a plant stand similar to that for Mother's Day last year. Love it! Have a happy day!

Cindy said...

Absolutly perfect fabric, Mary. And, I see you're making fast track on May's Schnibbles.
You look wonderful, you sound wonderful and your spirit is as bright as ever.

Hugs

Shelley said...

Looks like you had a great Mother's day:) the plant stand is adorable, never seen anything like it! I can't wait to have a DIL!

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a beautiful place to hike, sounds like the perfect way to spend the day.

Debbie

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love those same kind of trails - going up can be a pain in the knees and hips but coming down is so much better.

Kindred Quilts said...

Wonderful paths for hiking... beautiful surroundings, and shady too!

Sue said...

Looks like a fun Mother's Day! So are you going to be able to stay in the area and build your new home after all?

Susan said...

Your Mother's Day was a lot like mine...we also did some hiking and Jeeping (it wasn't warm enough to have the top off though)!

Sue said...

That is going to be a adorable Gentle art quilt in those fabrics ! You look great after hiking over 3 miles. Good for you ! I have never heard of Aldi's ? Love that plant stand SCORE !

Mary C said...

What a fun way to spend Mother's Day!

Jayne Honnold said...

I love the tour of your hike. Thanks for sharing. AND, I think your Gentle Arts Schnibbles is going to look fantastic!

Valerie Z said...

You look fabulous! What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day!!! The planter is gorgeous and a wonderful gift from your future DIL! I'm traveling at the moment and stopping by to send a quick "hello" your way! Adore your Gentle Arts Schnibble! We have several Aldi's around here and you can find some interesting things there!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a beautiful way to spend Mother's Day! I like that plant stand AND the beautiful fuschia plant hanging in it!
Wishing you all the best on building your new home - VERY exciting!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Love your plant stand and how it will look in full bloom.. Your hike looks so beautiful and peaceful. I always enjoy getting out and enjoying a beautiful day.

Lesley said...

Your spool blocks are great. That fabric will be perfect to go along with them. The hiking trails are beautiful...aren't you the ever ready bunny! Looks like you had a great time!

Pen Pen said...

Go ALDI's! I haven't been in that store in years. I may need to check it out again soon. Your Pilot Mtn photo looked great!! My husband and I went not so long ago and our pic's were not pretty at all. No one saw them except us! LOL I like Sandie's idea of visiting quilt shops for Father's Day!

Gene Black said...

We have an Aldi's in a nearby town but it is a grocery store. I have never seen anything like that in it. (but they have amazingly good chocolate!)

Janet O. said...

Great fabric for that little Schnibble!
I love the area where you hiked. Wow--gorgeous!
That is a very pretty plant stand and the plant is perfect for it! Score points for the future DIL!! : )

Carol said...

Looks like a great hiking trail and a fun day. I love your plant stand. Sometimes you have a fabric just waiting for the right project, looks perfect with your Gentle Art blocks.

Wendy said...

Looks like the prefect Mother's Day relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. The plant is lovely and I love the stand.

Darlene said...

Looks like a wonderful Mother's Day!

Shakerwood said...

Didn't realize Pilot Mountain had such nice hiking trails. We may have to try that one some day. Can't wait to hear about all the house plans!

Happy Mother's Day !........

andsewon said...

You look wonderful! Glowing from your hike! Sounds like a nice 2 day Mother's Day holiday!

Rhonda said...

Your trail walk area is so peaceful looking and scenic. A hike with a loved one is always at the top of my list.

Sarah said...

That sounds like a real fun Mother's Day. I love going for a drive and a walk to look at new things. Where abouts do you live? The scenery is magnificent there!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh my gosh...totally jealous of that incredible hike. What a great day to spend Mother's Day! Your property looks wonderful. Doesn't Carrie have a piece of property at Pilot Mountain too?
Plant stand rocks!

June said...

I live just to the west of Pilot Mountain. Small world, isn't it?

AnnieO said...

Great day for hiking! That's a lot of climbing but sure worth it for the beautiful views--nothing like getting out in nature where it is quiet and gorgeous! Glad you were spending the day with a loved one and got some special time with your sons. Love the plant/hanger--very pretty!

Janet said...

What a fabulous spot to go hiking.
Love it when you find the perfect fabric for backings, I'll look forward to the finish.

Ramona said...

Oh my goodness that spool quilting is too perfect! I knew there was a reason to keep all this fabric around - you never know when one of them will be the perfect piece!

Carrie P. said...

Pilot Mt. is a great place to visit. We have been many times. Was it clear enough to see the tall building in Winston?