Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fabric Tuesday #130 and news for Meg

Happy Tuesday everybody!  I've had a busy two weeks with family in town, it has been so much fun!  I haven't got much crafting done until a couple nights ago, can't wait to share.

The biggest news in my family as of late is that my (Megan) husband (who will be graduating from medical school in MAY!! YAY!!) was accepted into a residency program in WASHINGTON DC!!!!!!  We live in Gilbert AZ ya'll!!  I am equally as excited as scared. A HUGE move, lots of planning and things to get done.  I may be whining and asking advice here and there over the next several weeks.  I've never been to the NE at all, he spent a weekend in PA and DC :)  He starts JULY 1st, as in 3 months from now.  !!!!!


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And before I share some finds from last week's link-up, TWO winners from Vicki Welsh's hand dyed fabric giveaway:



Blogger The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...


I like Vicki's Hand Dyed Fabric Shades - Fern. Greens are my favorite :)


Blogger Moon said...


i am in love with the 'citrus' gradient. ah! the greens and yellows would work gloriously with a chair im working on!!
Congrats!!!!
Here are some fabulous link-ups from last week:


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Got projects from this week to share?  Time to Link-up!
Fabric Tuesday #130


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27 comments:

FabricFascination said...

I like all the projects, but the Easter picture is my favorite.

The Calico Cat said...

I live in MD near DC...

Ida from Central PA said...

There's some lovely quilt shops in the DC area. Check out the MD-Northern VA Shop Hop for a 'few' of them. Ginny Beyer designs the blocks for the hop! :)

Capitol Quilts (Gaithersburg, MD) is a fun shop! One of my favorites in that area. :)

My father-in-law lives in Gaithersburg -- not too far from the last stop on one of the Metro lines.

MBMathis said...

I live in DC! I grew up there. You'll find plenty of friends to quilt with. DCMQG and Capitol Quilts in Gaithersburg, MD will be excellent for you. Can't wait to meet you in person.

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats on your Residency program. How exciting!! If you ever want to chat or have questions, just pop me an email. We have been there done that :) My husband's Med School was in Kentucky, our clinical years were in WA and UT and our Residency was in IN. We got very used to moving back and forth across the country and meeting new people and new places. Residency is an amazing ride of life. Lots of ups and downs but you learn so very much, especially when you are out on your own :) Good luck and Congrats!!!

needle and nest said...

Wow! How very exciting for you and your family!!! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Check out Alexandria VA. I have a friend who lives there (with a large family) and loves it. I don't think it is as expensive to live there as in DC. It's right across the river.

Ashley said...

I live in Burke outside the beltway in VA. You'll find that housing is less expensive outside the beltway but the commute gets rough. Our traffic is a bit notorious. We love living here though! So much for the kids to do and the school districts are great. If you need anything send me an email!

nerospost said...

Wow Megan, how exiting and so soon! I can see that you are already weolcomed and got tips for fabric shops!
Great pics from last week! All the best for the moving! x Teje

Debbie said...

Congrats on your exciting news! Thanks much for sharing my hst quilt!

Vicki W said...

Awesome! You will be near me so maybe we can actually meet sometime.

Allison said...

Oh my gosh! You featured my pillow from last week- thank you! Day MADE! Congrats to your husband. My fiancee lived in DC for a few years- you'll love it!

Kelli said...

How exciting for you and your family. What an adventure that will be. I see you already have blog friends and fabric shops there..that will surely make the move easier! Thanks for sharing my quilt top from last week! I love love love the Easter outfits, too. :) All of the projects are gorgeous! Happy Fabric Tuesday to you. :) xo

LynCC said...

Congrats on the residency assignment! We were in the DC area for Scott's med school and residency. It's really nice to live there for a while. There's so much to do for free downtown, and so many other wonderful places in the region for terrific day-trips.

Jennifer said...

I was born in Georgetown University Hospital and graduated from McLean, Va highschool (McLean is, essentially, a suburb of D.C.). I have to be honest: I didn't like living there. I'm not a big city girl and I don't like living with so many people. But my other siblings love it there, so it's not a horrible place! The cost of living there is much more expensive then where you are now, just keep that in mind. Of course, the farther away from DC you get, the lower the cost is. But then you have much more of a commute. So....

I'm sure you will enjoy your experience there, as long as you keep your attitude good and positive. There really are good LQS shops there!

Good luck!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love going to visit my cousin who lives just outside of DC in Northern VA. There is so much to see and do... the trade off is the congestion. So many people! Good luck with your move.

RaeLyn said...

If you love to get out and do stuff, re-live history, and just have fun, DC is an awesome place. We lived in Manassas, VA (27 miles west of DC) for about 4 years. Though it has been 7 years since we moved, I still miss it terribly! Is his job in DC proper, or a suburb?

Books_Bound said...

DC is a fun city to visit, just make sure you don't live there too long! Bad for the soul. ;)

The humidity is going to be a big switch for you guys. :)

oneenglishteacher said...

Today was my first day joining a linky party. So excited.

Congrats on the residency placement. Depending on which hospital your husband is working in, Reston can be a nice place to live. It's a little less congested since it's outside the beltway, but it is a bit of a hike into the city, especially since the metro line out to Reston isn't quite done yet.

Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Those Easter outfits are precious! Would love to have you stop by this weekend for my "Design Wall Weekend" blog party at fiberartistjourney.blogspot.com

Michele said...

Congrats on the pending move. I'm in upstate NY so I get worse weather than you will in that area but it is totally different than being in AZ. At least you won't be too far from the beach.

Karey said...

Lots of suggestions for areas to check out, so I'll chime in too! We have lived in Odenton, MD for 4 years and LOVE it! It's a bit off the beaten path, which makes it quieter and more relaxed than the Northern VA subburbs (where we've also lived), but thanks to the MARC train which has a station in town, it's an easy 30 minute commute into the city. Great schools, lots of nearby shopping, less expensive housing than Northern VA, close to Annapolis (which is the cutest place to explore!), But our favorite thing is that the Odenton Ward is SO GREAT! Lots of young families, super friendly, very down-to-earth. We have really loved Odenton. Good luck finding the right spot for your family!!

nelly potosme said...

estan preciosos sus trabajos

Scrapatches said...

Congrats to the new Resident! May the move go smoothly and new home soon be quilty and warm.

Lovely piccies. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks also for hosting this linky party goodness. I am linking up again today ... :) pat

Carl, Brent, and Joseph said...

i'm a doc and fellow quilter in DC! moved here for residency in pediatrics at georgetown hospital almost 20 years ago (!) and never left. you'll love it here - so many great, free things to do, especially with kids. plus some nice quilt shops too! best of luck with the big move.
-carl

ifinallyhavetime.com said...

Megan - I was so excited to read that you will be moving to the DC area. I live in NW DC and love it. Some of the best schools in the country are in Montgomery County, MD and Arlington, VA. This is a very international city. Your kids will have friends who speak other languages in their homes. My kids loved that. There is a huge quilting community here - both traditional and modern. It will be a good experience for you and your family, I promise! Please contact me if I can help you in any way.
LLfasrn (at) aol (dot) com

LT said...

Megan, Congratulations on this change for your family! And welcome to the DC area, as ifinallyhavetime noted above, DC is a great city. Personally, I'm in Arlington and I love it being so accessible to everything without too much of a all pavement feeling. The best advice I can give to someone moving here is to make sure that you live somewhere so that your work commute is not too difficult and your basic needs are readily to hand (aka grocery store). It is a great city, but driving can be a pain, but you just have to learn the rhythms and work with it.