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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Big, Big News

My mom, Olivia, and I went to the Bloomington quilt show today. Many quilters from around the country send their work to this show to be judged! Reluctantly- my mom had entered one of her quilts this year.

We had just walked into the display room when one of my mom's good friends came racing over to us with screams and hugs of CONGRATULATIONS. My mom's beautiful quilt had won....FIRST PLACE and the $500 prize that went with it!!!!!! Of course, Mom would not believe the news until she actually saw it with her own eyes. So we bypassed all the other hanging masterpieces to find hers. And there it was hanging in all its glory....

and attached to its side ever so carefully the prize for all her hard work.
A blue first place ribbon.
She deserves it. Look at it...it truly is gorgeous. And Olivia and I were so lucky to be able to share the pure joy of the moment. Congrats Mom....Master Quilter! Olivia said it best.
We are proud of you!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Makeover Night

So Olivia came up with the fun idea of playing makeover... complete with rollers, blush, eyeshadow, and lip gloss. Suddenly, my bathroom was her own personal salon, and I was the beautician rolling up her hair in my high school curlers. The magazine she read while she was waiting for the rollers to set was certainly a nice added touch.

Voila! My hair masterpiece.

Then for Olivia the fun really started. She found her little palette of makeup, and Mommy the Makeup Artist turned her into a STAR!
I hate to say it but even with turquoise eyeshadow and glitter lip gloss she looks sooooooo cute!