Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From the Land of No Sew

Greetings from the Land of No Sew.  Life has been busy in other ways than sewing.  We've been busy celebrating family times with birthdays and Easter while enjoying house guests.  It doesn't get better than that.

Any spare time has been spent in the gardens.  One of the nice signs of spring's arrival is the blooming of the cacti.  I love this very prickly cactus with it's heart shaped paddles and stunning flowers.

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This cactus was started two years ago with a single paddle.  It is almost to the roof now.

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The flowers on it bloom in yellow.


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This pink cactus is one in a pot with giant and showy flowers.

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We had several birthdays in April including these three grandchildren.

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The active little one with a pink cast for Easter!!!!




Easter was celebrated at our son’s home with the extended family – aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.  It was a spectacular day filled with fun and joy.  We took lots of photos, but here is a shot of the grandchildren all together (minus 1).

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This is a picture as we were trying to round everyone up for a group shot – not an easy task when there are around 150 people. 

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I’ll try to do a better job of showing some sewing projects in my next post - if I remember how to use the sewing machine.  ;-)  

29 comments:

Barb said...

I always enjoy seeing pictures of your family!

Terry said...

What beautiful cactus you have! :0)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the cacti and what a huge family gathering! Enjoy and relish and then rest.

Raewyn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter. What a lovely picture of all the grandchildren! The pictures of your Cacti are amazing!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Weather guy just said snow in the upper elevations tonight...welcome to New Hampshire, we JUST got rid of the last bit of snow...

Family is fantastic as usual, love seeing all of your little and not so little people.

Checking out your purple as I type, looking good!!

Hilachas said...

What an exciting Easter celebration you had! Isn't family wonderful? I'm glad you all had a chance to get together.

Sheila said...

Sounds like a lovely family Easter . Your cactus are amazing !

Wacky Woman said...

Love you cacti and your family is amazing!

sunny said...

What fantastic photos! I miss the days when our family all gathered for holidays. Everyone is too scattered now. Very pretty cactus.

quiltmania said...

Beautiful family pics!

Beth Shibley said...

Great post! Beautiful FAMILY!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

What a beautiful place for a group photo! Your family looks so happy and how nice you all can get together for holidays. Wish I could have been there for Easter!

The cacti are a sure sign of spring!

Exuberant Color said...

Cactus flowers are so beautiful. I think I like the yellow blooms the best.
What a great photo of the grandchildren.

Maria said...

Fabulous cacti flowers.
Great photo of all the Grandchildren...

andsewon said...

Those cacti are beautiful as is your huge wonderful family!!
Lola

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous cacti, indeed!

Wow, that is some extended family! Hard not to have a fabulous Easter when spent with so many. How wonderful that you were all able to get together.

Bridget B said...

Beautiful family and cacti. How nice you can get together. We are so spread out that it is a real problem trying to get them all here at one time..

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Your plants are gorgeous. And what a fun family time! Have a happy day!

Stephanie said...

And they ALL looked at the camera. Gorgeous family. Growing up in the Southern California desert, I am intimately familiar with cactus. I've landed in a few in my day. :o) They do have pretty flowers. Dad's entire front yard has a cactus garden.

Candace said...

Times like that it's hard to think about sewing, Mary! I love all the grandchildren together...and the one with bright red hair and blue lips must have been eating something pretty, darned yummy out of the Easter basket!
Cheers!

Connie said...

What fun family photos and I can't believe how beautiful your cactus plants are!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Beautiful family and a beautiful yard! What lovely colors...and the cacti are blooming so spectacularly!
Thanks for sharing your family photos......

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Nat Palaskas said...

Happy late Easter to you Mary. I was away for Easter with mr notjustnat and only came back on Sunday morning. I love your grandkids's photo. I tried to count and got 26. Am I right? Hugs Nat

Barbara said...

150 that is amazing.You could have your own village. The cacti look great, so different to what we have in our gardens as you know.

Ivory Spring said...

I smiled at your post title... :)
Think of it that way, at least you were around needles (albeit needles from the cacti!) -- Sorry, that was such a lame pun.

Loved the pictures of your family.

OPQuilt said...

We had 80+ at our last reunion--I can't even imagine 150!! Fun shot of the grandchildren all together. I loved also seeing the photos of your blooming cacti--so beautiful.

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