Thursday, April 2, 2015


When the calendar changed over to April yesterday I about had a stroke. Into the fourth month of 2015 and lots going on here. So much that if I appeared on the steps of a hospital and they asked me the date - I probably could not even come close and they would wheel me off to the people who fit people like me with white jackets. Not the Chanel kind of white jacket but the ones that have sleeves that tie around in the back so you cannot do damage to yourself. I am not quite there yet, but getting closer day by day!

Seems like this should be February except we are overloaded with February, March and April birthdays and these extravaganzas are about to be over. The most important ones were a special two year old turning 3 on February 3rd and annouced he was now "not a little boy or a big boy but a 'middle' boy." And, so he is.

His brother turned 7 two weeks later and he is truly a "big boy." A little sad at the speed with which they are both changing but a joy to watch them master new skills and try out new attack motives on each other. I am often surprised at what comes out of their mouths in general conversation. Their vocabularies are astounding.

Lots of other family b-days in February. Then we had may daughter and my son both a year older and better in March. And last but not least - my beautiful D-I-L on Easter Sunday. Happy Birthdays for all.

So this is why I have not been on my blog. Excuses, excuses.... and so it goes.

Below is a laid out quilt from a friend who does not care for pink. (She did pick the fabric in a moment of delirium). Those in the quilting realm call this a "stack and whack" quilt. I love pink so will try to get it put together and quilted for her. Then, she can decide what to do with it.

I am also trying to clean out projects from the past. This self portrait was done several years ago when I was doing these for others. Baby photo of me surrounded by cut out photos of my two children and paint chips as I am always painting something. Wooden mixing spoons for the arms (painted) holding a bouquet symbolizing being a Master Gardener. Frosting decorating tips with a few tassels, sayings and photos of different life events and plungers for legs. I had a bathroom that really had a problem stool. Lots of plumbers in my past. This hangs on the wall and I decided it had lived a good life and out it goes. So, here it is/was!

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