Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Finery and New Friends

Did you have a lovely Easter? Weatherwise, here it was clear and sunny, and although a bit cool, very pretty. Right after the sunrise service which began at 6:45 a.m., I posed wearing my new Easter outfit,

I've used this Route 66 skirt pattern from Marie-Madeline Studios about six times. Can you guess it's a favorite? Skirt fabric is Rendezvous, by Anthology. The aqua, sweater top was a bargain purchase for $7 but the white knit shrug made up for it at $40. The necklace and earrings were 40 percent off, and for the shoes, I used a birthday discount. Once in a while, it just feels nice to get an entirely new outfit. Anyway, I'm sure I'll wear many times.

After church we drove to Kansas City to visit our daughter and family for a couple days. It was a shorter-than-usual visit, but we packed a lot into it. 

Some of the fun was meeting up with Carla, and having our grandchildren meet for a play date! Tay was especially excited to meet almost four year-old Lula. You see, Lula is a celebrity! If you haven't yet watch this Youtube video, you simply must!
Co-Stars: Lula and her Daddy

It's wildly popular at our grandsons' house. They've watch it only about a ga-jillion times!

The boys and Lula played together in the basement. Some of the fun was Tay and Lula listening to plumbing pipes while a shower was running upstairs.
Tay and Lula
It's always nice to horseback ride with a new friend.
Aesa and Lula
Carla led Tay and Lula in some exercise. I'm glad she's never insisted I do that!

Although our KC visit was brief, the six hours spent in the car never changes. During car-riding time, I completed letter "Q" of the Snowmen A to Zzzz pattern. Only five blocks remain to be stitched! Yay for progress, however slow it is!

Oh! And for those of you who commented on my previous post about pre-washing Essex linen, thank you! You'll be very interested to know that I did pre-wash it, and it shrunk considerably! From three yards to two yards 32 inches. More than an inch per yard! I'm glad I decided to wash it  before using it in a quilt. Linda

9 comments:

  1. Oh, I am so glad you showed us your Easter outfit. You look so beautiful!
    The grandkids are growing.
    Sweet little snowman block.

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  2. You look gorgeous in your new outfit, Linda.

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  3. What a beautiful outfit! I wish I could wear skirts like that but I'm just not built for them. I do have a couple of long ones that look okay on me and I love to wear them. I can't remember the last time I bought something new for Easter! Any news on the house sale? blessings, marlene

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  4. Oh, you look beautiful Linda...love the skirt and the colours really suit you...It really is a great outfit would not date, you could get lots of wear from it..
    Julia ♥

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  5. What a blog post full of beauties today!! Oh, and thank you verrrryyy much for cropping that exercise photo just so!! :)

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  6. Love the outfit, and you look so nice in it. The little kids are adorable and looks like they hit it right off.

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  7. That Easter outfit looks fabulous on you - aqua sure is your shade! Once my leg is better and I can wear skirts again I really must attempt that pattern. You are the perfect advertisement for it. Oh, and wonderful to see the boys again!

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  8. How fun to spend time with Carla and have your grandchildren enjoy their time together. "Brush Yo Teeth" IS hilarious. And your snowmen look fabulous!

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