Friday, April 7, 2017

April Winter

A sudden unwelcomed blast of Winter in April
has me thinking warm thoughts of just a few weeks ago in the sunny South!

The robins are confused and may even be thinking of heading back there?
I know those thoughts have crossed my mind ...

The bunnies are nibbling at the tulips, the frozen pine tree branches
are groaning in the never-ending wind, my tan is fading fast,
and the "outside" work is at a stand still.

Not these bunnies :)

Spring will come - right?

Never mind, this gives me a chance to catch up where I left off
at the beginning of March and get back at a project or two that puts me
in my happy place.

This quilt obsessed me in January and February
and once I finally
got up enough nerve to start it - it was time to head South.
I may get the piecing done yet this Spring
(it is Spring isn't it?)
however, the assembly and quilting will have to wait.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love trees.

The fabrics for this are absolutely
beautiful and I have the perfect place to
display it - one day ...

The best part about being home is this little person.
She's our love bug and sunshine and we missed her and her mommy and daddy
SO much!

We had some FaceTime with her while
we were in Florida and her daddy
sent us these pictures.

We just saw close-ups of her sweet smile
and teeth and sounds of M-Wah kisses.

This made my heart ache - what a little love.

Glory be - the sun is shining and the snow is melting on the South Side of the House.
It's all good.

Till next time ... I am so thankful for opportunities to travel, to love a grandchild, to spend time crafting, and a warm home to enjoy - never mind the weather.
Those images of Syrian children on the news these last few days has made me so sad. All I can do is pray that the horror will end!


  1. Oh my, look at how big she is already. So sweet to see her kissing you virtually! That Winter Solstice quilt pattern is amazing. It's so nice to be able to hold our little bundle for a few days. Happy winter...I mean Spring to you! Have a wonderful weekend and beginning of Easter week.

  2. She is growing like crazy! Mwah kisses are the best. I have felt bad for my Florida friends who returned to this sort of an April. It's usually safe, but it isn't this year. It will go quickly once it starts. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

  3. And what a sweet little love-bug she is! Sorry to hear that winter is hanging on over there. We aren't really feeling 'the spring' over here either...though the blooms are now opening. Where is the sun? Your quilt project looks amazing! Have fun.

  4. The best part of vacations is coming home to sweet little loved ones. Your quilt looks like a wonderful (and difficult) project. Good luck with it! I look forward to seeing the finished project.

  5. We've run the gamut in the weather department this week---from the threat of flurries a few days ago to near 80 degrees tomorrow! That quilt is going to be a stunner---can't wait to see it finished. And your sweet granddaughter just gets more adorable by the day! You are blessed.

  6. Glad you had a great time in Florida, Rosella, and that you came home to your sweet little granddaughter!


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