Slow Stitching, Twins & Dogs

We had a round of snow early Friday morning….enough for a school delay. Before my DIL brought the kids down to me, she took this photo of the twins.

How cute are these shirts!

For those of you that may have twins in your family I asked where she’d purchased them ( if online somewhere ) but they were custom made by a friend from church.

My youngest son’s birthday is on Sunday and we’ll all go out to dinner. On Friday night he went out with friends and left Koopa here. On Saturday afternoon the middle son, DIL, and the kids took Koopa and their dog Merle ( both are young ) a few blocks down to the fields behind the American Legion to let them run. They have some launcher for balls and the dogs run and run and run but in this case, my DIL sent a photo of them attempting to play tug of war with a “stick” that might have been a wee bit too big for them :)

( This is the same area that I showed not too long ago which was flooded / HERE )

While Koopa and Merle play non-stop when they are together, my dogs are old and he’s very adaptable. He just cuddles up. Here, he and Jugsy are snuggled up in a patch of sunlight in the dining room.

They were at my feet when I was sewing at the dining room table. I finished up two more Little Baskets, using Angela’s  Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month suggestion.

I generally try to join up with others on Sundays at Kathy’s Quilts where she hosts Slow Sunday Stitching.  There’s a nice variety of handwork to view and enjoy every Sunday, ranging from quilting activities to embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, etc.

I have a number of things that I can work on. I started another EPP Starflower, I have an applique block to finish prep work on, and I am ready to move the hoop and mark some more fans on Rose of Sharon in regards to hand quilting, which I’ve not touched for a good week. Hopefully I can work a bit on all of them or at least one, as the mood strikes! :)

Meanwhile, Easter is coming up….if you are planning menus or looking for a special dessert,  here’s one that I have had great success with :)

Raspberry Coffee Cake ; a Recipe Winner 

Winter Storm Liam & Little Baskets

In my previous post I showed some completed applique / EPP  and indicated that the forecast kept changing in regards to what winter storm Liam was going to leave us with.

He left me with a nice backache! :)

We had mostly ice. Just standing at the top of the steps trying to chip away at about 3 -4 inches of heavy icy slush, then going down step by step, to the sidewalk and then to the car…which was literally a car inside a huge ice cube…wasn’t fun.

VERY POOR TIMING…the youngest son who was living here for awhile had just moved to an apartment or HE would have had to do all of this :)

It’s all much prettier on a tree than a car.

Meanwhile the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month suggestion for February is purple. I finished the applique on two Little Baskets in that color.

If you have been in the path of Liam how have you fared?

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Rice Pudding

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