Sunday, April 14, 2013

More of our sunshine....

Just have to show a couple pics of our own little bit of she is ready to go to a party.
She really, really loved her shoes....she even had me take a picture of just them.
And we have to add in a little bit of silliness.  For one more pictures, look at my Time Stand Still blog.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Not so hot drive-bys

We see this house as we come home from visiting Lorelei.  We don't actually pass by it normally...we see it down the road but we turn the other direction.  When we met them at the park the last time we were over there, we drove past it.  There is no place to pull off, and no way to focus on it much before hand.
So even though these are not the greatest, they will probably be about as good as I can ever get.  I want to encourage you to click to view the expanded version.  This is some house! Just look at all there is to see.
I don't think it has completely quit raining this whole day.  Part of the time it might have been a fine mist, but still, it was doing something.  It has also cooled down a little bit. When we were out today I did have to wear a jacket.

My tulips are blooming, but I did not get out to try to take photos, though I did mean to.  It just didn't happen.  Our yard really needs to be mown.   And won't be long till we will thinking about going to the green house for plants....well, it will be a little while.  But it is just around the corner!

Since it is going to be a while

Since it is going to be a while before I can take good pics of the finished baby quilt, I will show it to you before the binding it on...and then when I get it washed, I will take more pics and show a pic then.

I never give a quilt away without washing it first.  I used to have a fear one would fall apart, then I realized that was crazy cause I use good construction methods when I sew.  But the other thing, I want to wash them first time and throw in a Shout Color Catcher in case anything bleeds.  Some quilters always wash their fabric first thing...before making anything.  But I prefer not to...I like working with new fabric.  I also like the way the shrinkage makes the quilt look after it is washed.
It is raining off and on this far nothing really hard.  Last night it just poured for a while--it was actually wonderful to here.  I think we have made up for last summer and am just hoping we don't have another like it.

I just realized yesterday that I had not mentioned having breakfast on the front porch...we have actually eaten out there a time or two already.  It is just wonderful to be able to sit out there.  And we sat out there with Lorelei last weekend.  Of course she never just sits, but that is fine.  She never just sits...always doing something.

Well, we are headed to Paris in a few minutes....Paris, Illinois that is.  So going to post this and be done with it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Can you smell these

Part of the time, their scent is powerful enough till you should be able to smell them in blog land.  Other times I walk out and hardly notice them.  Lorelei sure noticed them though.  And loved watching a honey bee or two that was on them.
I actually sat and did the entire binding on the baby quilt last night.  I hate to admit this, but I totally didn't even think of starting on it Monday night which is just too bad.

It looks like it might  be a few days before I get is supposed to rain today and sure looks and sounds like it could start any time.  At least it is done in plenty of time for the baby shower.  And now I am free to start on something else, or finish something else if I want.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The road is bending up ahead....

Does anyone else remember On the Road with Charles Kuralt?  I so loved and enjoyed watching it when it was on, but I cannot remember if it was a show by itself or if it was part of a news show.  I have gotten a couple videos from Netflix of On the Road and have just sat and enjoyed every minute of them.  Just hearing that introduction takes me back to another place and time.  How I wish we had a show comparable to this now.

I chose the first video above because it has the theme music..and I chose the last one because it is a typical example of his Kuralt's On the Road episodes.   They just always leave me with such a good feeling.

Sit back, relax and enjoy seeing the better side of humanity. It is such a refreshing change from all that is on the news right now.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A good day...

I finished the quilting on the baby quilt today...I am so relieved to have it this far along.  I am going to show a pic of how the quilting looks on the back side...but don't want to show the front till I have the binding on and it completely finished.

It is for a baby the end of the month.  So I have time to get it done and not have to rush.

It will be put on hold for a couple or three days though.  We go get Lorelei tomorrow for a couple nights.  She is done telling her mom things she wants to do when she gets here.  I figure it is go to the play ground.  I do know she is spending every minute outside that she can.  And that is fine by me.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Still feeling the magic...

 Although I am glad that spring is finally showing signs of being here to stay, I still feel the magic when I look at these photos.  Specially if you click to expand the view.
There is nothing more beautiful than branches of trees that are heavy laden with snow.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Seen in Rockville, Indiana

We were returning home during one of our drives in the last snow and happened to come through Rockville...couldn't believe it when we saw this.  It is just so odd what you can happen upon when out rambling around.
Another sunny day, though still on the cool side.  If not for the wind, would have been plenty warm.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer.

I have been quilting on a baby quilt.  It is almost half quilted.  I will have to get more thread before long...I am kind of thinking of running tomorrow to get it.  The quilting is the same as that of the quilt in my header.  It is going to be a baby shower gift and I was afraid to try something new, so stuck with something I always love.  I just love the texture this type of quilting gives.  Hopefully by the end of next week it will be finished, providing nothing happens in between now and then.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Our sunshine...

 We went to visit our little ray of sunshine over the weekend...
 they were at this park not too far from their house so that is where we went first thing...
 I had never seen steps quite like this...notice how tall it is.
 and here she is having a blast on this other thing...don't even know what it is called...
But you can tell by the expression on her face that she was having a blast.
This shows her friend Emily...Emily is about 2 years older than Lo...they have been best buddies almost since the day Lo was born.
It was a nice day to hang out clothes.  A little nippy....but supposed to be getting warmer through the week.  Which is a good thing as we are planning to have Lorelei Friday night and Saturday night.

I am continuing to discard things...a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I love that I am actually getting rid of things, but could almost get discouraged cause I don't even miss it.