We went downtown on Wednesday to see the matinee performance of Hamilton. It was terrific! (It was also a test to see if Stevens could get on/off the train and to the theater (we took a cab). The logistics worked out fine and based on that success we have tickets for a matinee for The Music Man, also downtown, next month.)
The weather Saturday was perfect for the Illinois Dunesland Garden Club's annual tour. It begins at the library where they hand out maps to the sites -- this year, four in Zion and two in Winthrop Harbor.
We saw many friends (the center of the left collage is Stevens with one of them).
The tour is free but there is an array of raffle prizes. I bought $40 worth of tickets and won four $5 restaurant gift cards and a big rose bush.
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In the studio: I am procrastinating (severely) on the guild challenge but I had to sew something.
That something turned out to be quilting Piked Peaks, the flimsy I showed last week. The backing is a thrift-shop sheet. I assure you the insert strip was straight when I basted it.
Top: 5 yards
Backing/binding: 4 yards
The week ahead is nearly meeting-free due to a change in plans. Maybe I can make inroads on that challenge quilt!
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