Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our World Traveler

On Sunday we spent the day in Chicago with our oldest son, Justin. He's leaving this week to live in Macedonia for nine months. (Where the heck is Macedonia? I had to look it up - it's north of Greece). His girlfriend will be teaching there and Justin will put the finishing touches on his dissertation, when he's not sightseeing. He will come home in December to defend it and spend Christmas with us. (Yeah!) Then graduation in June. He has already been to Turkey and Greece this summer. He's really getting around!

We had such a wonderful day. The weather was perfect, so we had a picnic and explored the Logan Square neighborhood.  We are sure going to miss this guy, but we are happy that he has the chance to do the traveling that he loves. 

Yesterday I made up this simple little quilt and started sewing on some felt leaves that I die cut using Papertrey Ink dies. I am going to embroider the leaf veins with several strands of floss so they stand out.

I've had that leaf pattern fabric for years. So glad I finally found a use for it!


Kerin said...

How fun to be able to travel like that!
Your quilt is gorgeous!
Have a great day :)

April Mechelle said...

Your quilt is beautiful ! I wish I could go to Greece. I know he will have a great time!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

He is quite a traveler! I have heard of Macedonia, but I thought it was one of those medevil or mythical places..........where was in in History class???....sigh. Love that pretty little quilt. The colors you chose go so well together!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a lucky guy! I have always wanted to travel but so far the furthest I've been away from home is Arizona. And Canada, but when you live in the Detroit area that's like crossing the street. I love your quilt, it's just beautiful and the leaves are going to look so pretty with the veins embroidered!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yea for your son! Sounds like he is on the path to success. Their is a great big world out there to see and he is fortunate to be able to get out there. Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy