These Three

These three lovely ladies arrived on US soil over the weekend!

That’s my 13-year-old niece, my 6-year-old niece and my sister, arriving at the airport. We had a great time over the weekend, shopping, eating, and catching up.

We spent a day at the Milwaukee Art Museum with my dad, and got to see a quilt exhibit. How lucky for me! All of the quilts were from the mid-1700s to mid-1800s. Sorry, no cameras were allowed in the exhibit.

I thought this sculpture was really beautiful.

And then I got closer to see what it was made of – buttons!

The coolest thing about the Milwaukee Art Museum is the actual building. If you time your visit right, you can watch the wings open above the building. What’s that, you say? Check out these two pictures:

Here they are closed:

Here they are almost completely open:

Next weekend, we are hosting the annual family reunion at our house, so I have about four days to get caught up and get ready.

Believe it or not, I have been sewing a lot lately!

I finished two custom orders for customers of my shop, so I hope to share more on those later this week.

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Sign-ups for the Ornament Swap in July are closed. My sister and a friend of hers from China have joined in the fun! (Don’t worry, if you get their names. You can mail your ornaments to my house in the US to avoid shipping costs to China, and I will just hand them to my sis. Easy peasy.)

I hope to email your partner information to you by the weekend. Stay tuned, if you are participating! Hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous summer weekend, if you were in the US celebrating Independence Day.

19 comments

  • Looks like a great day Terri, it’s always nice to visit with family. I love the button sculpture.

  • I didn’t even think to go to the Milwaukee Art Museum while visiting—ah well next time! Thanks for the great pics!

  • you are a busy gal..what a beautiful family you have…

  • i hope your sister and her daughters and all of your family have a wonderful time together.
    i’m speechless about the button sculpture…

  • That button sculpture is AMAZING! Wow! Have fun with your sister and nieces. Your nieces are so pretty and look just about the right age to get started on learning to love fabric!

  • I’m glad your sister and friend joined the swap! I hope you have the best time with your family:)

  • Have a great time with your family. Family to me is everything. Hope they had a great flight getting here. You will be a very busy girl this week. Enjoy Oh love that pink you used on that bag.

  • Oh my goodness-that button sculpture is amazing! Sounds like you had a great time with your family…a great way to spend a holiday weekend!

  • That button sculpture is amazing! Talk about a lot of time and detail spent on making it!
    I love the MKE art museum. It’s always so nice and fun to visit it. And how lucky were you that they had a quilt exhibit!
    Enjoy your family being here! That’s always such a nice pleasure!

  • What a wonderful family weekend! I love being able to share good times with family-we spent the weekend with my aunt and uncle-fantastic!

    I’m finding myself jealous of your art museum! Though the one we have in Raleigh is great–it does NOT have a set of wings 🙂 AND I can’t wait to see pictures of “other things” later this week!

    Joanna

  • Enjoy your girl time! Love that button sculpture!!! Very cool! Glad you’ve found some time to fit in some sewing. Have a great family reunion!

  • I’m so glad you are have in a great time with family. The button sculpture was so neat!! And, then a quilt display. You hit the jackpot. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to find out who my partner is!

  • Dearest Terri, your family is so beautiful! SO happy you are having a great time with your family! Thanks so much for sharing such gorgeous photos ~ i wish i could visit you there too! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  • How fun that you get to see your sister and nieces!! That sculpture is really amazing. I wonder how many buttons that person used! Cool that the wings on the building open up, too. I’ve never seen anything like that!

  • Looks like you had a wonderful reunion with your sister and nieces!

    You would never guess that the sculpture was made of buttons!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  • Enjoy having your sister and nieces home!! What a lovely photo of them:) The button sculpture is amazing – I have a thing for buttons>)

  • It looks like your youngest niece travels with some very important baggage! Here’s hoping you are blessed with great weather to enjoy together!

  • Wow! That button exhibit is crazy!! It really looks like ice!

  • Terri,thank you for the button sculpture photo. Amazing. Gives a new meaning to collecting buttons. The building and its wings remind me of the Sydney Opera House. Love the family photo.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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