Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Week

It was a beautiful Easter in our area with perfect temperatures, sunshine and lots of fun family time.  Our youngest son and his family have been home for Easter so there has not been a lot of stitching going on here.  Time spent with family is much more valuable.


I did participate in Gosia's SEW ALL AROUND six part circular sewing QAL.  This last week was application of the binding to our mini quilt.  I really like the way this piece finished.



As well, I did some embroidery for some of the grandchildren so they always know which washcloth and towel belongs to them.



April has seen a lot of birthdays so I've had fun with fabric postcards.  I've forgotten to take pictures of most of the ones I have sent, but here are a couple of them. 




Spring continues to produce some gorgeous blooms.  It's always a delight to see them reappear each year. 











Just one last photo of the grandchildren at Easter.  Someone even created photos of the two who were missing due to spring break at college not tying in with our Easter celebration.   Boo! 



16 comments:

Ramona said...

Wow! Are there 28 grand children? That's awesome! How many children do you have, Mary? Family time is the best. Your flower photos are gorgeous. Your yard and garden must be gorgeous. Your fabric postcards are great. I've not tried to make those....yet!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Love your mini quilt. The flowers are gorgeous ours are just starting to bloom. Great picture of all the grands, even the ones that are missing! Your postcards are fun.

SuperMomNoCape said...

WOW... your orchids are gorgeous! I love that the grandchildren that were missing got added to the photo. That is a lot of grandchild to sew for!!

Loris said...

Your mini is wonderful! I love the colors and the quilting :-)
It was certainly a happy Easter at your house. Such a sweet picture of your grandchildren. You are a blessed woman!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Your curve piecing looks like the circles were drawn with a compass. I really really love the circular quilting. It’s perfect! The towel colour is so pretty. The kids look very happy to be there with each other. The added photos of the missing kids made me laugh. I love seeing your fabric postcards. So creative! You have such a green thumb! Gorgeous flowers. Love that yellow and orange orchid. Such intricate pattern on that one.

-Soma

barcord said...

Mary your little quilt is really lovely, and I love the flowers, but the most fantastic photo is your beautiful grandchildren. What a blessing they must be to you. I had my two for tea tonight, and a game of monopoly with their mum and aunt. It was hilarious. I can only imagine what fun we would have if they were multiplied 14 times. xxx

Quilting Babcia said...

Your orchids are gorgeous! I love your little circular finish. Lots of beautiful grandchildren, birthday parties must be nearly a weekly event. They keep us young!

Barb said...

You certainly have a lot to be proud of, what a fantastic group of grandchildren. Lucky you!! Love the flowers.

Jeanna said...

OH MY...the orchids are beautiful. I love the machine embroidered towels and your fabric postcards.

Have a nice weekend, Mary.

OPQuilt said...

Loved loved loved that last photo of all the grandkids--even the "missing" ones! Such a treasure! I had fun reading about your flowers (all beautiful--of course) the clever postcards and embroidered towels and love that circular quilt of yours at the top!

Happy Easter to a wonderful quilter and friend!

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

I love how the drunkard's path blocks can be set up in so many ways! That color combination is so nice too. My purple irises all bloomed a couple of weeks ago and I noticed a pink iris named "Beverly Sills" that I planted last fall that just bloomed this week....exquisite! I love Spring!

Lesley said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the colours! You have some great projects on the go and an amazing photo of your beautiful grandchildren...what a legacy!

em's scrapbag said...

Great picture of your grandchildren. They are lucky to have such a wonderful grandma. What a great idea with the towels. And all your flowers are gorgeous!

Kathy S. said...

Love your mini! Gorgeous colors. What a good looking group of grandkids!!! Enjoy every minute of it. Your flowers are beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Mary!!!! Picture of the grandchildren is beautiful, and those baby birds...you are so good with them! I love, love your orchids
And your quilt blocks...love those little beach sandals.

Maria said...

What a fantastic photo of the grandchildren, love the way they thought of getting the two missing ones in the photo....
Fabulous flowers 🌺 and great postcards too.