Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend!

 Yesterday after Pilates we ran over to a fabric estate sale that my former student (now friend) Kim told me about.  I really didn't need to go nuts, so I kept my eye out for some reds for my Lil' Crumbler quilt I am cutting out.  I also could not resist the cute nuetrals and a few of the other fat quarters.  They were only a buck apiece!  I was OVER THE MOON when I found four inch squares of various fabrics in several plastic bags (four sets) for eye spy quilts.  What a find.  Of course the ones I had cut out were either smaller or bigger than that, but I was getting low and decided to just do some that size and cut up extras that I had to fit, etc.
 My stack of red fabric is growing!  We also stopped at Schnepf farms to hand pick peaches since we were way out that way.  It was a gorgeous day to walk out into the orchard and the peaches are organic.  We didn't hang out for the peach fest or whatever was going on because we had tons of cleaning and prepping for Mother's Day with the family at our place.
 Kathy was so happy this weekend to finish up clue five and get started on clue six of Grand Illusion.  Hers are the same colors as Bonnie's and it looks fantastic!
 Here is the eye spy with all of her fabrics and a bunch of mine too.  I am still working on the hexie one...did a few more rows, but I couldn't lay it out to decide the order to sew the rows because the dogs were all comfy in I moved on to this for the night last night.
 Here I am with my mom and (step) dad.  Mom got her hair cut short because she liked how mine looked.  How fun is that?
 Kathy got me a new Lemon tree to replace the one that froze.  The leaves are turning yellow..the guy said it could be from the shock of transplanting it, or it could mean it needs iron.  So we are watching it a few more days then adding iron.  Gonna read up on lemon trees--I want this one to live!  Our other trees are getting huge.

 This year, mom and dad brought me this cool plant.  I have never seen one spray painted like this...really makes it cool.  Hope the plant doesn't mind it.  I may plant it out with the gnomes.  My windowsill is full of plants now!
 Mackenzie and Liz sent Kathy and I this Rose of Jericho.  Apparently it will open up when there is moisture present and close up when there isn't.  Interesting, learned something new and it is so Mac!

This is the third year I have bought a plant for the mom's in our family and this year I just went with a pretty purple flower.  
I didn't have the best eating day (egg brunch, ice cream cake for Dad's bday and Indian for dinner...oy!) but I did work out for 30 minutes on the elliptical.  Lost 1.4 this past week so I am at 90.8 down!


Sheila said...

Most excellent picture of you, your mom and stepdad. Sweet that she would cut her hair like yours. Beautiful fabrics and BH block. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Scrappy quilter said...

Great accomplishment on your weight loss. Congrats.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Happy Mother's Day! There is NO denying you are your mother's daughter! WOW! You two look a lot alike! How do you find all of these quilter estate sales?????? I wish I could find one here in Missouri!!!!