Last week I was in Kansas City for five days, where I helped take care of two of our little grandsons. The weather was glorious for lots of outdoor play time.
|Aesa, 16 months|
I brought with me our daughter's old doll bed and high chair that Tay found entertaining. That crib doesn't meet new safety regulations since it has a drop-down side. Ha! Are dolly cribs being recalled too?
|Tay, 29 months|
|Celina, 13 years|
At Marmalade Fabrics, I picked up these pieces. On the right are some of the Kona solids for the QuiltCon block challenge. Our Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild will be participating as a group.
On the left are Kaufman Stockholm prints in a great hexagon design.
In the center and above are white and sand Essex quilter's linen. I've been wanting to quilt with linen for some time.
Since I'm totally a pre-washing gal, I wonder if anyone has experience with washing quilter's linen. Is that okay? Will it shrink quite a bit, and if so, is that a good thing?
And my! Isn't spring in bloom?!
In front of the house is our show-stopper, a white-flowering crabapple tree that we call our popcorn tree. Typically it blooms in mid-May, and here it was on April 1st!
Our yard hasn't looked better, with all this glorious color! Lilacs are blooming too, and smelling so wonderful. A lilac bouquet with its scented goodness was a lovely addition to the kitchen table at yesterday's open house - our fourth open house. Our house has been listed 31 days now. Nothing's happening. In respect of Easter, we won't have an open house next Sunday.
"For in Him we live and move and have our being." (Acts 17:28) I'm fairly sure I've interpreted "move" too literally, but this verse gives me something to lean on. Linda