Thursday, April 30, 2009

April is over`

I cannot believe that I wrote first early in April...a ton of things have happened...snow, wind, rain, and the corn is planted! How is all that possible in just a few short days?

I went to a ho-hum quilt was delightful, but too many students in the class. Imagine 27 women, and some needing help from 1 instructor. I don't think this was fair to the instructor, or to us who paid so much for the two days. She was a delight...but just was spread way to thin by the promoters.

But, it is always fun to go to these quilt things, one learns much, and the adult slumber parties are great fun! The bedrooms are far away from the activity so if one wants to sleep, she can.

I've not shared this blog with anyone...We have cleaned up some of the flower beds, but the vegetable garden is not at all ready to plant; however, Lynn planted two more apple trees, asparagus, some flowers and raspberry bushes. He has gotten much more done than that a surprise--he wouldn't know how to blog though! He also put down the bamboo floor in one of the guest rooms. It looks wonderful, he is now working on white woodwork. Lovely romantic bedroom is the design for this one.

We spent the weekend with Reece in Des Moines along with his parents. Mr. Reece turned three on Sunday. We had a rainy day birthday party on Saturday--his parents hosted about 30 or so adults and children to a "Movie & popcorn" themed party. What wonderful new toys this little guy received...I finished up a truck quilt for him for his naptime blanket for his new room. Then his Mommy requested a new blanket for his new pre-school. We concurred that Carz or something like that would be nice, and I told her I would take Reece fabric shopping on Monday and he could pick out his fabric for his quilt. We saw Carz, we saw Police Cars, we saw airplanes, all with great excitement, then overjoyed he yelled Grandma--train tracks...and next thing he saw was a bolt with antique trains, and exclaimed as he was pulling the bold off the shelf "this is it, this is the one" and promptly took it to a lady that was just waiting for him!!! So it will be antique trains, red sashing, railroad track will be fun. I think we will have it about ready to sew when he comes to visit in a couple weeks. Then, he can help me with the easy seams. Not hard to just push a button--just have to watch those little fingers! He will be the 3rd little boy to sew on my baby lock think it is so great to see that process occuring.

Good night, Retirement Luncheon at the college will be good to see some of the faces from the past that we so dearly love!

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