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Monday, April 30, 2012

Great weekend

It was another beautiful weekend in Texas! My hubby and I worked outside in the yard and cleaned the chicken coop! Sounds like a really yucky job, but it really is not bad! And the "girls" reward us with such lovely and delicious eggs! After Mass, Saturday evening we went to a concert presented by the Tri-County Choral group -they were wonderful! The grand kids spent the night with us, and that is always a treat. Sunday, Glenda came over and quilted with me- we had a fun time visiting and planning for next weekend's quilting retreat. More on that later - I'll post pics of that fun weekend. I finished the second quilt for my daughter, Angela, in Seattle. I think it turned out quite well.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Another finish!

My daughter in Seattle sent me a couple of quilt tops to quilt that had been made by second grade First Communion students in the school where she teaches.  These quilts will be given to sick children when they are finished!  I finished the first last night and put it in the mail today.  I just did a simple meander on it, but it turned out well.

 I asked my daughter if she was going to bind it herself, and had she ever bound a quilt before.  She told me that she hadn't but that Amy, her 12 year old daughter (and one of my very special granddaughters!) had bound the quilt that she made and she could show her how!  Love it!!

Busy life

The weather is just beautiful here in Texas right now.  Spring is my favorite time of year.  My yard is green - around here if it is green and grows, we call it a lawn, even if most of it is weedy!  It is still pretty.  My hubby has been known to mow around the weedy flowers just so I'll have something pretty to look at!  He also mows around birds nests that are on the ground until the birdies have hatched. Before Easter, he also mowed mazes in the back so the grand kids would have places to hide eggs.  They loved it!   So if you drive by my house and notice that there are some unmowed areas, that is the reason.
This is a pic of my youngest granddaughter during our egg hunt! See that maze!! 

My tomato plants are blooming - and the weeds are threatening to take over the garden already!  We've already had lots of asparagus, and I've used some of my herbs in cooking!  It should be a great year for gardening if we have enough rain, and fewer water restrictions than last year.

I've been so busy at work that I haven't gotten a lot of quilting done, but I have finished a quilt for my friend, Sonya.  Below is a pic of her quilt on the Gammill.

I'm off to the post office and for a walk with my hubby - actually we are combining both and walking to the post office to mail a package.  Multi-tasking!  Have a wonderful day!