Wednesday, April 23, 2014

S is for Spring!

Here in the midwest USA, this Spring is long anticipated and very much enjoyed.

After freezing rain and a polar vortex or two, warmer weather is so wonderful!  And now everything is bursting out with green, trying to catch up, or so it seems.  Little leaves already out on some trees, just swollen buds on some others.  Tulips and daffodils. Cool and warm breezes.  Sunshine.  It's a wonderful time of year.

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R is for redbud trees

It is a lovely time of year: When the redbud trees are budding and opening.

The name is not quite right - these trees have purplish-fuchsia buds opening to a lavender flower.  The bud color is intense however!  And that is where we are now in the midwest USA. Such color against the pale greens and bare branches of other trees.

R is also for It's getting rough - and I have fallen behind.  I will try to take today to catch up on my alphabet and my blogging.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Quilting!

Of course! Quilting is my main hobby and mania at this time.
 Here is the next block I am sharing with the blog - should have posted it Tuesday:

This is one of the blocks from the Jane Stickle quilt.  This block is called Granny Weaver.  Instead of making it in reproduction 1860's fabrics.  I have a new project going of blocks in the pastels of the 1930's.  Yes, like I need another unfinished project.  I am much better at starting a project than at finishing one!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Postcrossing and for...

As for last year, P is for Postcrossing. After quilting, it is my favorite hobby. I send off postcards to the great unknown of people out there, and then receive postcards in my mailbox.

 From the website:

About Postcrossing:
"The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world....The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?"

So much fun, in a quiet way, to receive mail other than bills and advertising.
Recently in my mailbox:

Card from Thailand (top) and China (bottom).  Both with wonderful stamps, too.

Now for the other P that is an important part of my life.  And that is poop.  I will not get graphic, but any mom with three children knows that dealing with poop is part of the job.  And though my children are grown I still have problems with one of them, not using the toilet often enough.  Enough said.

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