And for Easter weekend I went and visited my dad. He and my brother and I had a nice quiet Easter dinner. Brian's family were all down south visiting Marcy's family but Brian couldn't go because of his job. But my dad did have these blooming that he wanted me to take pictures for him. He said that he and my mom planted them years ago, but they never bloomed until last year, after my mom passed away. A friend on facebook said, "Well since she is in heaven, now is the time for them to bloom, when she was around , there was no need for them to bloom as she was the bloom in you all's garden." And according to my dad, they are still blooming.
I have also started my Common Threads Quilt Guild challenge quilt which I won't be able to show pictures of either. I hope to get more done on that quilt this weekend. My Pat Speth Nickel quilt top is done, the back is ready to go - just needs to be pinned and quilted. Binding is even ready to go.
A few of my friends went to Cambria last weekend for a Handwork only retreat. It was so relaxed and fun. I got a little bit done on a lot of projects. Nothing done so no pictures, but I worked on wool felt, applique and a scrap rug. We watched lots of movies and enjoyed the cool but sunny weather and the fellowship with friends.
|We did sew - this was just a little movie break. :)|
First the Fat Quarter Shop's Designer mystery. This is month 11. One more month and then I have to put them all together with the finishing kit.
The art group ladies are coming back to my house on Monday so I have to do some cleaning this weekend. Barbara Sawyer offered to make snacks so I don't have to worry about that. Company coming is always a good excuse to clean.
No new grandchildren pictures, or puppy pictures to share. I'd say my life is boring, but it's not. I love my life. I love that I have the time and resources to create the quilts I do.
Oh, I do know something that I haven't shared yet, Our local regional quilt show, Best of the Valley, was a few weekends ago and I got the Chairman's Special Merit Award for my Farmer's Wife quilt. I was so thrilled. I also received two Honorable Mentions ribbons. One for my Christmas BOM and another for the red/cream quilt I finished in January.
Thanks for looking.