Thursday, May 20, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS!!!!

I love it here!
Minneapolis is just gorgeous and I love this city. I love the combination of huge skyscrapers and old cathedrals. The architecture here is so inspiring.
This is the Government building-- it is so lovely in person, and is really magnificent.

75 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Welcome to my (?) city!! Glad you like it! See that curved building with the green glass in your second photo? Spent a LOT of years in there!!

Nancy said...

Oh. this little piggy wish she could have gone to Market... It looks like fun!!

Bailey said...

Lucky, Lucky Ducky! Have fun and shop, shop and be inspired!

ABamaMom said...

Not fair! But...when is life ever fair? Have fun at market!

Jenny said...

hope you had a wonderful trip and lots of stories and pictures to share! thanks for the giveaway gifts on Dana's blog!!

Freda said...

I hope you had fun at market. And thanks for the giveaway over on Dana's blog.

Beth said...

Quilt market! Wish I was there!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a pretty city. I wish I was at market.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I am so jealous that you are at market! It just isn't fair...but it is sweet of you to offer up such fabulous prizes for Dana to give away on her blog!

Sherri said...

Can't wait to hear all about market...and also hoping to win a copy of the Christmas BOM!

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos. Would be nice to join you at quilt market, but I'll just enjoy living vicariously through all you lucky ones!

Kimberly said...

What gorgeous pics! Maybe I'll get there someday... but it's a looong way from Abbotsford, B.C.!

Jennifer said...

Dana sent me over - hope you're enjoying the market and thanks for sharing a bit of it with those of us who are watching from the couch!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Your post about Mt. St. Helens was interesting and HOLY COW! I remember it too!! It is freaky to remember something clearly and then think .... that was thirty years ago!

It's nice that you remembered those who lost their lives. I guess I had forgotten that part.

Jessica said...

Saying hi from dana's blog. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.

Robin said...

you christmas stocking pattern is to die for! I love it....crossing my fingers the RNG picks me : ) hope you have a blast at quilt market!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

What a cute stocking pattern. The triangle pattern is darling as well.
So I am making a comment in case you draw a name. Have so much fun at market.
xoxo
~a

Suzanne said...

I just popped over from Dana's blog saying hi. I am new to quilting and have just loved looking at any blog that has some quilt related on it.
Thanks for the chance of a giveaway.

Brenda said...

...so you are the talented one! Thanks for your generous giveaway on Dana's blog.

Gale Yawn said...

I've been following your blog and wish I could go to Quilt Market, but heck I don't qualify for it, so there! Dana said we should come over and leave a comment. Thanks for offering such nice goodies for her to give away. And I don't think you stink nearly as much as she says you do.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoying the market pics. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Nancy E

Renea said...

Isn't Minneapolis great. I love visiting there.

Lee said...

thanks for the giveaway items on Dana's blog! they are awesome! Hope you had a good time at market

Sherrill said...

I loved Minneapolis, too, when we visited last year. The weather was lovely!

Lori said...

LOVE LOVE the Jolly stockings pattern. The shape on the outside edge is great.

Gene Black said...

Dana, over at Old Red Barn, said we should come and harass...err congratulate you for getting to go to Quilt Market.
Thanks, but next time, take her with you Okay?

The Lawlor's said...

I'm sure you are having so much fun! It looks like a great place. I have been there but only to the Mall of America in between flights.

My name is Kari too! I have ent ered the giveaway for your book from the Old Red Barn.

Thanks!

Sara said...

Have fun shopping :)

Jen said...

wish I could go to Market! and your tidbits from triangle book looks fabulous!

Bev C said...

Have a great time. So this is what us poor souls missed out on. Have fun at the Market. Your pattern is just fantastic.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

soggybottomflats said...

Hi Kari, I am not allowed out of Texas to go to market....aagghhhh! My husband is still fuming about the Janome 6600 I HAD to have after Dana's quiltalong...can you only IMAGINE what I would have to have at market....ahhhh, for my shop, yeah! Anyhoo, I wish I were there, but, you know. Thanks for going for everyone else!
(I am from Washington state and my baby was 1 1/2 years old. We lived in Spokane, never saw the mountain blow, but had to use snow plows to get the ash out of the streets! Not something you ever forget. Thank you for reminding us, or me, of the lives lost, we should never forget that.)
Have a great time, but not that great, lol! Elaine

tara said...

Great pictures.
The green roof is really neat. Do you think it was copper?

HRH Gigi said...

LOVE the stocking BOM pattern - just so dang cute. I can't believe I have Christmas on my mind already. But hey, if I start early I might actually make something for other people, rather than keeping them all for myself. How many Christmas quilts does one family need, seriously? Well, okay, just this one more.

Amy said...

That would be so much fun, plus I could be visiting with family too!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Hope you're having a blast!

corinnea said...

Dana said to come say hey and have fun at QM! Beautiful city photos. Hope you continue having a great time!

Angela - patch said...

Saying hi from dana's blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Doina said...

Thanks for the giveaway over on Dana's blog!

Stacey said...

hope you had fun at market!! thanks

stacey

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Thanks for being so generous with the giveaway on Dana's blog! Can't wait to hear what you picked up for her in the freebie dash, that way I can live vicariously through her excitement!

Lindsey said...

Dana sent all of us who weren't able to go to quilt market here to see your pictures. Lucky you. I was working and didn't even get a chance to go to the supermarket, much less quilt market!

Jacque said...

Dana sent me over to enter for your wonderful giveaway.. thanks for the chance.

burlap+blue said...

wish I had been there too...great pictures, by the way! thanks:)

AmyT said...

How fun. I would love to be surrounded my all of that inspiration. Hope you had a fabulous time. And Love your new Pattern.

Quiltingdaisy said...

your block of the month is so creative and adorable.

sallgood said...

Hope you had a great time! Dana is sure jealous!! (Your new pattern makes me smile!)

Tammy said...

So jealous about Quilt Market, promising myself that one day I am going. Putting it on my Bucket List as we speak.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Hope you had fun shopping!

Mama Spark said...

*SIGH* I wish I could be there. Looks like a good time was had by all!!!

Trisha said...

Wish I were there too!

cabesh said...

I never knew Minneapolis was so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

I'm just here checking out your blog, 'cause Dana from OldRedBarn Co, told me to. And I always do what I'm told. And you have a great blog!

allsewnup said...

Very nice city. Have never been and not likely to ever have the chance but thank you for the peek.

Carolyn

Patty said...

Oh sure, rub it in for those of us who couldn't go ;-)

Suzie said...

I was just at Dana's blog and saw the WAY cute Book and pattern give away. Thank you for the chance to win these. THEY are STINK'in cute!

scottylover said...

How gorgeous! Thanks for posting pics of the city. I have lived in the Mid-West all my life and have never been to Minneapolis!

Sandy A

qltmom9 said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Your pics are AMAZING! Have fun.~

Lucy~

Margaret said...

Thanks for giveaways on Dana's Old Red Barn blog. I love Moda fabric! :)

the girlfriend gap said...

thank you for the sweet giveaway over at the old red barn co.
It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS! Have fun at market.... make it a magical time!
Janita

Jen said...

Hope you're still have fun there! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Sara said...

Someday I say, someday!! Thank you so very much though for your giveaway at Old Red Barn and I really adore the stocking pattern:)

Ducky said...

Thanks for the giveaway on the Old Red Barn!!! Very cool stuff!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for the great giveaway over at Old Red Barn! I am a follower of your blog already :-)

Trudi said...

Have agreat time at quilt market! Hope you find something really special for Dana as a consolation for not making it! :)

Marielle said...

Have fun at the market, wish I could be there with you.

Anita in Florida said...

All you lucky duckies that get to go to Quilt Market...someday I will too!! Enjoy every minute!

Needled Mom said...

It IS a gorgeous city. Even their airport is fun! Your photos are wonderful. Hope you enjoyed the show.

Debi said...

Did you make it to Mall of America? Even TX does not have a mall that big. Love the new pattern.

Deb said...

I'd love to have been with you at Market. . . all that fabric!!

Dani said...

great pattern!! :)

sandra said...

Just saying hello, 'cause Dana said I had to.

prashant said...

It IS a gorgeous city.
post free classifieds

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for giveaway on Dana's blog.

Q said...

One of the things on my bucket list is to go to market someday. Thanks for sharing. Thanks too for the giveaway.

qpu82@yahoo.com

tammiemarie said...

I love Mpls! I spent a summer there, and loved it. Not so sure about the winters though ;)