I have really been trying to play catch up on my sewing after being away. Here is my own little parade of work from this week.
Barn Quilt block for April
Yellow and blue block swap with Emily
Finished my pinwheels
Completed my block for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along
Found and added the final border to my Pineapple Quilt
We had nine of the grandchildren with us over the weekend and the girls were having a blast working with my scraps and creating blocks. They were most pleased with their results and are excited about coming back soon and making more.
May is always a busy month around here for birthdays and anniversaries, but we celebrated Master J's birthday this past week. I have to tell you that this gift was the hit of the evening - a bug watch. It is a little band with an air dome. You can "catch and watch" your very own bug!!!!! What a thrill it is for a three year old.
Who wouldn't love a tractor pinata??
Last weekend we drove to Las Vegas to catch a FABULOUS show - Jersey Boys. If it is anywhere near you, you must make a point of seeing it. It is the story and songs of Fra*nkie Valli and the Four Sea*sons. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it was. I could have stayed for hours and was sad to see it end. Let me know what you think if you've seen it.
My DH and I really love to get out on the road and drive - anywhere!!!! We hate to drive the Interstates because of all that you miss seeing along the way. We found a very roundabout way to get to Vegas and although it only added about 45 miles to the trip, it was beautiful. The desert is still in bloom due to all the delightful rains we have had this year. The stark colors of the cactus against the dull background are breathtaking. It was so nice to be able to pull over and take photos - another thing you cannot do on the interstate.
Our kind of road - see it going up the hill on the other side and not a car in sight.
Joshua Tree forest.
Yuccas about to bloom
Seriously......as cold as I am all the time, do you think they could give me a warmer room??????