As you can tell, I'm behind in my blogging. I think my April blogmania tired me out! Mother's Day weekend now seems like ages ago...but if I don't chronicle it in my blog, I swear I will forget it! That's what aging's all about.
The highlight of the weekend was a night away with my wonderful mom and sister, which, alas, went by far too quickly. We spent the night at the Marriott on the waterfront and had dinner on Friday night at Mother's Bistro.
|Mom eating her chicken and dumplings (her guilty pleasure!)|
|Nadine with red snapper and grapefruit sauce|
|I had wild salmon pot pie--yum!|
|Mothers at Mother's!|
|Love my city!|
|Dragon boats practicing in the river|
|Brunch at Isabel Pearl|
That afternoon, we went off to the Barefoot Quilt Festival at the Jenkins Estate, which was named after a dear family friend, Clara Barefoot Sehorn. After my parents retired, Clara taught them how to quilt. She especially delighted in teaching my dad, who had never picked up a sewing needle beforehand. We had our wedding reception at Jenkins Estate, so it's always fun to go back.
|With my maid of honor, Nadine, and Mike|
at our wedding reception at the Jenkins Estate (1990)
Visiting a quilt show always makes me want to take up quilting...but it's not gonna happen!
|Multnomah Falls quilt|
|I'm always drawn to the Asian quilts--the panels on this quilt actually opened up|
|Another Japanese one|
|Love these fabrics!|
|This was made by a friend of my mom's for her granddaughter|
|Family with Clara|
|Clara showing us a ceramic bell she'd made, with a quilt|
|With Mom and Nadine at the Jenkins Estate|
|Posing with his cousins and their puppy Ella after the show|