Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Two weeks of family events - Sister Visits

The week after the funeral and missionary homecoming, two of my sisters came to Provo for a visit.  Lynette arrived first for a few days of fun before the BYU graduation of her SIL.  Janis arrived a few days later to retrieve her son and his things at the end of his freshman year.  It's been nice to have the Provo townhouse for the extended family to use for their comings and goings and BYU needs.

Lynette and I headed out on a very rainy Tuesday morning.  Lynette's daughter Brittany came along but with a book in hand.  She knew that the morning would be a quilt shop hop.  It was a good time for a hop as in hop out of the car and dash for the store door.

First stop, My Sister's Quilts where the prices are fair and sales are often.  I bought pillow case kits on clearance to round out the number of pillow cases my church group will be donating to a charity as part of the Million Pillowcase Challenge.  Brittany didn't seem too bored.

Second stop, Thimbles and Threads where many of the fabric bolts are displayed by color rather than fabric line.  I love this store in the historic part of Draper in what used to be an egg distribution center.  Glen's mother grew up in Draper and there is a bit of family history around every corner.  Lynette bought an Aunt Grace "Circle of Friends" complete block of the month kit with fabric in its own special bag which she found down in the basement on a clearance table.

Third stop, Elaine's Quilt Block where each room has a definite theme.  I was in search of Prairie Paisley II fabric for the borders and backing of my Schnibbles small quilt made from a charm pack of Prairie Paisley II.  I was panic stricken when I couldn't find the fabric on the shelf where it was just a week ago.  I finally found it stacked along the side of a cutting table.  Lynette helped me select the best three for my project.  Brittany chose to remain in the car with her book.

By now the rain had stopped and it was time for lunch.  We headed to downtown Salt Lake City for lunch at the Lion House (the above is the view from the window at our table), a walking tour of Temple Square, and a first visit to the new City Creek shopping district.  All that rain had washed everything pristine and left behind wispy white clouds and a clear blue sky.  Nothing is better than Spring tulip time in downtown SLC.  Enjoy the pictures!

Janae, there is now a H&M store in SLC!  I even bought myself a really cute summer top. (Don't tell anyone but it was in the maternity section :)

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