Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Day Before Easter....

My spring and summer clothes are still tucked away. Winter is hanging on as long as it possibly can.

My college kids are home for Easter. I’ve enjoyed them so much. They both have to leave early in the morning so we had our Easter Feast on Good Friday. Everyone was responsible for part of the meal. We had more fun over laughing as 4 adults cooking at the same time in my kitchen.--- Chelsey caved and said--, “I’ll use the grill….” …

My quilting is as close to gardening as I’ve gotten this year--- the yard isn’t even raked out yet. We keep getting snow showers--- but that’s life in the U.P.

Quilting….I completed the vines and leaves on My Garden Quilt….Emptying and entire ball of Valdani Thread.
The quilt had a kit that could be purchased, but I just used colors I already had and DMC floss.
The cornerstones are cut out and glued into place.
Two out of four are completed. I can’t wait to get this on the quilting frame.
 I’ve been practicing feathers—I’m trying to get up the courage to attempt machine quilting some on this new quilt…

As Easter approaches – and every day—remember to count your blessings. There’s so much to be thankful for.

Happy Easter….


Carol said...

Mel your Garden Quilt is beautiful! Happy Easter to you! Glad you had a wonderful time with your kids.

journeying said...

This quilt is looking so exciting!!

Glad you had the great times with the kids....more memory-making times!
Happy Easter!

Sue said...

I'm really enjoying the photos of your Garden quilt! It's looking sooooo good!!

I am so glad you've had a lovely time with your kids being home. There really is so much to be thankful for :)

I hope you have a wonderful Easter as we celebrate Christ's resurrection.

Darlene said...

I know having your kids home was wonderful for you and hubby.

I love your quilt - can't wait to see it finished.

Happy Easter!

Gypsy Quilter said...

If you really feel the need to rake some leaves, you're welcome to stop by any time! LOL

Enjoy your lovely Easter day.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow, Mel, that quilt is coming along so wonderfully well. It is just beautiful!

Stina said...

Your garden quilt looks wonderful.. So so pretty flowers!!
Haven't raked one single leaf either...:0)
But snow is still in spots on the lawn...
Nice to hear you have shared your Easter with your loved family... So Happy Easter from me too...even if it is almost over!!

Greenmare said...

I love your applique! it got to 50 here!! yay!

Karen said...

Oh, this is looking wonderful! I would love to get out into the garden, but we are having a very rainy April.

Phyllis said...

Hi Melanie,

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

Your quilt is so comforting to look at; I really like how you made it your own.

I want to get back into my sewing but it won't happen till the heat chases me inside in a couple of months.

Take good care!