We’ve had some up and down temperatures in the last week…sweating it out on an 87 degree day at the end of April and putting on sweats and sweaters a few days later. Saturday morning was so cold that I finally relented and turned on the heat again.
Whatever the weather, my youngest sons’ dog Koopa ( they have been staying here for awhile ) loves this pillow and has claimed this for his own.
He’s 2 years old and still very much the pup. He’s been learning the hierarchy around here. It’s been a process :)
Another thing that keeps Koopa entertained ( aka going crazy and frothing at the mouth when he looks out the window ) are the visitors…
If it is rainy, I may sit down with Scrappy Granny for some hand-quilting. I’ve moved on from the last block area to a new one. It seems to be going slowly but I am quilting the sashing and border areas now as well, rather than just the blocks. Big stitch quilting in the colored portions with perle cotton and regular quilting surrounding that.
Over the last few days I’ve also been reading a religious epic from India as well as a library book that has been hard to put down.
In my house there are little vases here and there of lilacs…I so look forward to the blooms each spring and the heady scent. I have a lilac bush planted in the back next to the back porch.
The Spirea and Snowball bushes are in bloom right now as well :
Combined, they are always a lovely bouquet…
On Saturday afternoon, the boys had invited friends & family over to pick mementos they would like from their dads’ house. The entire house is a sort of man-cave….but between gun and motorcycle and mountain bike things, vintage items, cookware, old books, signs, what-have-you, everyone was finding something that they liked.
When we split up, I didn’t take a lot of things…but it was amazing to find what-all he’d kept. For instance he still had our mutual record album collection. Oh there was my lost youth in my hands….my Carole King “Tapestry” album bought with babysitting money. I laid on my grandparents couch and played it over and over and memorized the words to every song. I think I need to go on to You Tube and find some of those old songs.
He had some flowers that were coming up. Batchelor Buttons and other ‘wildflowers’ from a mix he’d bought a few years back. It was drizzling and chilly but I found some containers and dug a few up to send home with people, and enough to plant in Scott and Tallicas’ front as well as a bit for me.
Happy Spring :)