June 1st!!!  Hard to believe.  May went by sooooo fast.  So fast, it was a complete blur!!!  Lots going on to keep me busy.  Plenty of little changes here too.  A little shopping too. πŸ™‚  I have lots to share.  Have any of you been to Julie’s site, Me and My Stitches?  Julie makes gorgeous quilt themed jewelry, items and patterns.  She is super talented!!  I asked her if she could do a custom piece for me and of course she could…

 She made a bracelet with a Pineapple block using the red and green Seasonal Little Gatherings fabrics that were used on the Christmas applique quilt I quilted for Lisa Bongean.  I LOVE how it turned out!!!!  LOVE.  I wear it ALL the time.  On the same day I received the bracelet, I received an unexpected surprise from JoAnne

And look at the back.

If you remember, I quilted this quilt for JoAnne here.  What a sweet and thoughtful gift!!!  Took my breath away, that JoAnne would send me such a beautiful gift from Hawaii.  I use it to hold my jewelry.  LOVE it!!!!  I will always think of JoAnne every time I see it.  Thank you, JoAnne.

School is almost done.  The girls received several academic awards.  They were even honored a few weeks ago with an American Legion Award.  We couldn’t be more proud!!

The girls finished up their first year of competitive dance.  They did so well.  Even scoring highest marks.  I am always amazed at how they can dance like that.  I couldn’t do it that is for sure!!  All glitzed up for dance competition.

Let’s see…I have started decorating with some red, white and blue for summer.  I have some new goodies to share, but I haven’t quite got them all situated yet.  I’ll share those soon.

I finally made a little time for myself and made a hair appointment!!!  Now, that I am a quilting recluse, I went a little slack on my hair.  I had quite the little gray hair thing going on.  Not LOL.  I needed a change, so I went darker.  Probably more my natural color, although it’s been so long since I have seen it!! LOL!!!

 Let see what else….?  Oh, I got a new vehicle!!  For the first time in nearly 12 years, I am not driving a minivan.  I loved the minivan when the girls were little, but I think we are all ready for a change.

I think the girls love it more than me.   Well, maybe.  When we went out last night, I wouldn’t take it because it was raining!!!! LOL!!!  Ridiculous, I know.

Now I need to get back to work to finish this gorgeous quilt up.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    *waving* Lovely to see you and your new hair!!! Congratulations to the girls on their achievements! The dish is lovely and the quilt looks spectacular – I can't wait to see more!

  • Carrie P. says:

    YOu and your daughters are so beautiful.
    How exciting to get a new car. I was so careful when I first got mine. It is now 10 years old but I still try to keep it spotless. I plant to drive it a long time.
    Cute little bracelet and what a very nice dish.
    Loving that quilt. It reminds candy.
    You have a great weekend too.

  • Darlene says:

    The girls are adorable!!! High fives on their accomplishments. WooHoo!!!

    So much eye-candy πŸ™‚

    A couple of weeks ago I sold my 14 year old Rodeo. I loved, loved that vehicle – we were best friends. I'll miss her but she was very frayed around the edges. Nothing new for me – yet. Enjoy your new ride! πŸ™‚

  • Unknown says:

    what beautiful daughters!…and mom! πŸ™‚ I have only been blessed with 3 brothers and 4 sons. But i do love my sister in laws and my nieces! Tried to teach them all to quilt…some caught the bug, but most did not. :/ oh well…
    Love your bracelet and dish…very nice gifts.
    Have a great June!

  • JoAnne says:

    I love your hair! And my, but your girls take after you–so pretty. I love that they got an American Legion award. I'm going to have to check out the jewelry, I hadn't heard of her before. I'm also glad you like the dish. I just knew you needed a little "pineapple" something from Hawaii.

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    Your girls are beautiful! Glad you like your bracelet!

  • piecrust says:

    I recognize that quilt and I am so-o-o excited.
    Love the hair and you look too young to have daughters that old.
    I also got a new car this week. My old one was 14 years old and she finally got to the point where she could not be repaired.

  • Donna says:

    Your girls are beautiful! I know you are so proud of them. Love your new jewelry and a new dish to put it in when you are not wearing it.
    Your hair is gorgeous as you are.
    My hubby has been wanting to buy me a new car but I really like the one I have and it is 10 years old πŸ™‚
    I can't wait to see the gorgeous quilt you are working on. Glad you are taking a little time for yourself!

  • Sue says:

    Loved the photos of your girls and they are so lovely! Nice little gifts you have received. I'm smitten with that bracelet. I have seen her jewelry and it is nice.

    What a lovely quilt you are working on and I love your new car. My hubby is trying to buy me one, but there's nothing wrong with the one I have. It's an old person thing, I think πŸ˜›

    Happy days to you!

  • Sunnybec says:

    Well done to your lovely girls! Hey new car and new hair "do" lucky you! Hugs x

  • Denise * KKL Primitives says:

    Linda, your daughters are just beautiful!! And so is their mom! I don't think I'd ever seen a photo of you before. πŸ˜€
    I absolutely LOVE the quilt you are working on!!! Fabulous!!

  • Sheila says:

    Lovely post , lots happening with you . Your girls are sweet and obviously very talented in both dance and academics ,you should be so proud. Love this quilt but then I love them all πŸ™‚

  • Mama Pea says:

    Your girls are gorgeous and so are you! Love your hair! Love your new wheels! Hope all is well!

  • Allie says:

    Beautiful bracelet, and pineapple dish! Congrats to your gorgeous girls for their accomplishments, I bet they keep you running….your hair looks DARLING, very nice! Congrats on your new vehicle – I have a jeep-style vehicle and I LOVE it. Much more fun than the old mini-van was, lol. Beautiful quilting you have going on Linda!

  • farmhousequilter8 says:

    Your quilting is out of this world beautiful.
    Do you care to say how much you charge?
    Paula in KY

  • Candace says:

    What a great update on life around the Quilted Pineapple, Linda! The girls are so pretty and talented and smart – you and Scott must be so proud! Love your new "do" – the color is great on you! Isn't Julie wonderful? I have given lots of her jewelry as gifts and even have some for me! That new V-8 is going to get you up and down the road in record time so you can have more time to quilt those gorgeous works of art!

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Looks like you had a great May!! The girls are growing up so fast, congrats to them on there accomplishments! Love the jewelry and glass bowl, how perfect!
    I have a red SUV too, it was so great to get rid of the minivan a few years ago!!
    Have a great June!!