I have been a terrible blogger lately. Springtime is always busy with family events and this one has been no different. Trying to squeeze in time for stitching proves difficult.
My BIL is so good about saving his shirts for me when he is finished with them, As a small token of thanks to him and to my sister I used some of his shirts to create a scrappy quilt for them. The pattern is a variation of a Bonnie Hunter freebie, Scrappy Mountain Majesties.
The gals in the family are in charge of a big dinner dance and auction tomorrow night. They asked if I would make a table runner that reflected a "vintage-y/romantic" feel to go with some dishes they also have. I added a hint of lace without the real lace by stenciling a lace motif on the linen looking background fabric.
This month for our Spelling Bee Carla requested words that had a knitting theme. She has just opened up a knitting shop and wanted to reflect her love of quilting and knitting. These are the words I sent off to her.
A dear friend whom I have known for years came up for a few days visit. We had such fun reminiscing and visiting the Reagan Library.
The gardens continue to bloom beautifully. My orchids and Epiphyllum (orchid cactus) are the show this week.
The other excitement in the garden was the arrival of the tortoise eggs. She laid them a month earlier than normal, but I assume it is because of the warm winter we had. This is an all day process.