Weekend Recap

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen the pictures I posted over the weekend.  Julia and I took a road trip and visited Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.  This college is a favorite in our family – I graduated (class of ’82) and two of my sons plus one daughter-in-law also graduated from there.  Julia is planning to apply there next fall.  We thought it would be fun to do the college tours and see the campus as it has been several years since we have been there.  Plus she was pretty young when we last visited and I thought she needed to see it with a more mature viewpoint.

It was a beautiful day of tours and walking… oh, so much walking.  Julia is deciding between Biology or Animal Science as her major.  It is so hard to know what you want to do at this age but Cal Poly is a university that requires the applicants to declare their major right away.

She was thrilled to be able to visit the Swine Unit.  The manager of that unit, a senior at the university, was incredibly friendly and let Julia hang out for quite a while. It was helpful to find out Julia can volunteer at the animal units even if she chooses Biology over Animal Science as a major. Either way, she can work with the animals..

It was a quick trip but well worth the drive (which is a bit of a pain because we live 350 miles from campus).

When I got home I had a package waiting for me!   A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway on Instagram.  Kim over at Leland Ave Studios was celebrating the launch of her 52 Week Creativity Project where she will be posting discussions with various artists each week in 2018.  I read the first one which was really good.  I am looking forward to this series.

Kim generously gave a fat eighth bundle of Alison Glass’ new line, Diving Board- to me! What a treat.

Oh my gosh!  I was so tickled to win this bundle.  The colors fall in line with the shades of blue, pink, greens, yellows and oranges that Alison often uses.  This is nice because her older lines work so well with the newer pieces.  Oh the colors are gorgeous !!

This bundle is a big one at 24 pieces.  I will surely let it sit for a while – until I think of the perfect use for it. I have several projects on-going at the moment so I am in no hurry to start another one.  Thank you Kim for this gorgeous addition to my stash.

Linking to Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash link up. I haven’t written a Stash post in such a long time. Receiving this bundle was such a fun surprise! Now I am going to go pack orders. The shop was busy over the weekend and I need to get caught up,

10 thoughts on “Weekend Recap

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! It was a fun surprise. I am enjoying the creativity series Kim is doing. It will surely be a nice read each week.

  1. Preeti

    Those are some of the most gorgeous fabrics. Very jealous!!!
    Once upon a time, very long ago, I had contemplated attending CalPoly in San Luis Obispo. It looked as perfect as a picture postcard.

    1. Bernie Post author

      For sure, that squishy package was such fun. It will be really fun to use. Just have to let it sit and simmer a while….. 🙂

  2. Kristi

    What a treasure! The fabrics are gorgeous! And Julia is so happy with the piggies! I think Biology or Animal Science would both be wonderful choices. My DH has a cousin who is a Veterinarian and her sister is a Pharmacist!

  3. val

    What wonderful happy mail!! Love the brightness of it. Sounds like you had a great weekend. You brought my own memories back of those pre-college trips. 🙂 Thanks for the 52 week challenge link.

  4. Kate

    Congratulations on a fantastic win, I love Alison Glass in fact I have some, but not all, of the range. I never see much apart from yardage here, apart from fat quarter bundles and charm packs. The first tends to be expensive and the second is never enough. Have you thought of what to make with them yet?

    1. Bernie Post author

      I am going to let the bundle sit for a while. I love it and want to figure out the best use for it. Plus I am working on a lot of different projects just now. Which it seems you are as well! I love the signature quilt – I just read that post. 🙂


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