Next thing, I went on Facebook yesterday to get the scoop on friends and family and this is what I saw posted on my daughter's profile.
What a smart cookie she is! She entered a recipe in a contest for Real Women of Philadelphia. Not a winner in their eyes, but definitely in mine. Bravo Michelle!
**edit: I just spoke to my daughter and apparently they have not picked the finalists in her category yet, so there is still a chance she could win! Go Michelle!!
Let's see...what else? Oh yes..while doing a bit of yard work I noticed a very sizeable patch of wild violets on our lawn (and I use this term very loosely! What we have is green for the most part but hardly a manicured lawn.) I couldn't resist taking a few shots and was kind of pleased with one and so it is now the background on my computer desktop.
Green manicured lawns are so over-rated; isn't this so much prettier?
A lovely spring surprise.
Now lastly; Last weekend I called a friend to go to a (sort of local) quilt show about an hours drive from home. This was completely spur of the moment. When I picked her up, she had a lovely big grin on her face and on entering my car, said "the only thing nicer than a planned outing is an unplanned one!"
She was right! We had a lovely chat during the drive and caught up on things and then spent several hours mooning over quilts. Stopped for refreshments and went back for a few more looks before heading home. All in all a lovely afternoon.
Here are a few of my favourites.
I went in a little tight with the camera, but this quilt has no borders. Very striking and quite attractive. Another for my bucket list.
So pretty. Simple pattern but the colours are lovely. The addition of the light spring green makes it sparkle and I love the little random blocks in the border.
Happy To Be Scrappy...another for my bucket list. I LOVE everything about this quilt!
Another absolutely stunning quilt. This photo does not do it justice. Oh the hours put into this one, but what a treat. Three sizes of plates, black background, hand quilted, and a gazillion prairie points! I want to add this to my bucket list, but my bucket is full;I need to either get another bucket or start working on emptying the one I have.
Have a wonderful day!