Monday, March 9, 2015

Is it Spring Yet?


The signs are there!  The migrating orioles returned this weekend.  I’ve been expecting them with our record setting high temperatures lately so I was not too surprised to see one at the feeder.  The males return first and the females will follow in about two weeks.  The hummingbird numbers are also increasing each day. 

It was a busy weekend around here, but I did manage to get the blocks sewn together and the borders applied to the Disappearing Hourglass quilt.  It went together very easy even though there are many bias edges to it.

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We had the children’s school auction this weekend and the doll uniform went really well, as it does each year.

We celebrated a birthday with one of the grandsons yesterday.  I was responsible for the cake.  This child LOVES to put Tapatio hot sauce on everything so I did a cake that fit his likes perfectly.  He got quite a kick out it. 

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This has been a year where it seems like it is one sickness after another in the family.  From talking to others, it sounds like it is not isolated to us.  I am just eager to get it out of here and move on into the healthier summer months.   Our 18 year old granddaughter has been in the hospital since yesterday on IV’s while they are ruling out appendicitis.  We are hoping that it is not and she will be released tomorrow.

I hope the warmer temperatures are finally reaching to the frozen areas and that the hope of spring is on everyone’s mind.  

23 comments:

Jeanna said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. I love the fabrics and the border is perfect.

You did a great job on the birthday cake, very clever.

Teresa in Music City said...

I love that design - I have it earmarked to make one day soon :) That's an original cake for sure! Look at his smile :) My 19-year-old granddaughter had to have her gall bladder out last week. And we have had so much sickness this winter. Like you, I'm ready to wave goodbye to winter and say hello to spring!!!!

Maria said...

that quilt is gorgeous.....what size blocks did you make please?

a fabulous cake and your GS does look very pleased with it.

Hope your GD was released from hospital today and alls well..

LOL I am looking forward to some cooler weather here....

Carla said...

Hope your granddaughter is better and home soon. Praying for a quick recovery and that spring is really here.
That quilt top is so pretty with the flowery background fabric. That cake is over the top cool. You, my dear, have many talents!

badlandsquilts said...

Your quilt looks great and hope your granddaughter is improving and at home soon.

beth s said...

so sorry to hear about granddaughter....will be praying for her. LOVE that cake. You are the BEST grandma! AND the quilt too.... wonderful way to love the family.

Betsy said...

Mary, it is always evident in your posts how much you care for your adorable family. They live all the things you create fir them and it shows! Your quilt looks great with all the wonderful colors.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

he's as cute as his cake!!!! Love your wuilt Mary..it aur looks like spring with all those colours going on! Very nice

Sheila said...

Love your quilt very pretty colurs . Hope your granddaughter feels better soon .

Sherry said...

Your quilt top is lovely, I will have to add that design to my really long list of ideas. I love the cake for your grandson, it looks like he was enjoying himself too.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh no, I hope your granddaughter is doing better!

That cake is so cool! Looks like he got a "kick" out of it!

And your quilt looks so pretty! Keeping an re out for your blog hop post. I think it should be soon, right?

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

the granddaughters quilt is simply lovely....and what she wanted! What a chuckle on your grandson's cake! I know how much you enjoy your grandchildren...as I do! You can spoil them like you were never able to spoil your own! Enjoy Enjoy!

Soma Acharya said...

I am so sorry to hear about your granddaughter being sick, I hope she is home already and feeling better. The quilt is looking great already and the cake made me laugh, you are so creative, Mary :)

-Soma

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Love your disappearing hour glass. The colors are pretty and the border fabric perfect! Happy birthday to your grandson and prayers for your granddaughter.

em's scrapbag said...

What a great cake! Hope your granddaughter is doing well and is soon back to doing what she love.

Wacky Woman said...

Love the quilt and the Tapatio cake. LOL

SuperMomNoCape said...

I can't wait for the summer song birds and hummingbirds to arrive. But that's still a few weeks away for us I think.

Your disappearing hour glass quilt is beautiful. I love the fabrics you've chosen for it. Your granddaughter will love it!

Quilt Hollow said...

PERFECT spring time quilt!

Michele said...

Yes the weather here hasn't been as bad and there has been some thawing. We are actually starting to see some of the snow mountains shrink.

QuiltSue said...

I know I'm late with this comment, but I hope your granddaughter is OK? I love the colours in your quilt.

Bouts Choisis said...

That's the first time I've seen a disappearing hourglass - I had to go and watch the video! Yours is stunning. Sorry to hear that you have had poorly family members and I hope that your grand-daughter is getting better.Lynne.

Quiltsmiles said...

Great idea for the top of the Birthday cake, he's cute a cutie!

Spring quilt top is pretty and I'm being drawn to those colors myself. Winter has been too long this year.

Ivory Spring said...

You have got to be the coolest grandmother -- that cake is hilarious!!!! Well done!