We all packed up and headed to the local Farmer's Market, did a little shopping and picked up some yummy food for dinner. We are blessed to have some fabulous fresh Farmer's Markets in our area almost every day of the week since our area is basically an agricultural area. The weather, however, was cold and we awoke to frost on the rooftops in the morning. I'm thinking that cannot make the farmers happy.
|Lilacs - the smell was to die for!!!!|
|A variety of fresh goodies. I loved the golden beets.|
|Buckets of Calla Lilies.|
|Nothing like a fresh strawberry!|
|Aren't these colors great together? A quilt idea?????|
|Our glass elevator attendant!|
Never one to sit with idle hands while driving, I had many small projects that I had packed for the trip. I made several hats for the grandchildren, finished my Birdie Stitches block and did some tatting.
Of course the first few days back home is filled with catching up on mail and laundry. Can someone tell me how does a house get dusty when no one is even living in it!!!
While we were away some wonderful packages arrived in the mail for me so coming home was just like Christmas. I had won several giveaways in March and they made their way to my house.
First was a "everything green" giveaway from Maggie. It was just packed full of wonderful "green" goodies including a beautiful hand quilted tote.
An inspirational Art Quilt book arrived from Sherri.
A lovely fall book and fabrics came from Vicki.
As well I received some fabulous cards from Tracey. Tracey makes her cards from her photos that she takes around her farm in Australia. I love how she places her quilts on her animals for the photos.
My Civil War blocks that I missed while I was away gave me hair pulling issues. If there was a way to do a seam wrong, I found it. I took so many stitches out that I almost threw them all away. In the end I figured I could live with my Little Blue Basket having tan bases instead of blue. Grrr.
This week's White House block gave me no problems. Thank goodness!!!
I really love scrap quilts and have started a Spiderweb quilt. Thanks to Wanda for some fabulous scraps (her quilts are to die for) and some fat quarters from Marilyn, my quilt is growing by the day.
One wonderful thing about returning home is to see how much the garden has grown. Everything is really blooming out and the warmer temperatures are appreciated by us and the flowers.
|This orchid merely had buds when we left. We came home to this lovely showing.|
|My new iris garden is popping out all over.|
|As well, the roses are putting forth their first big flush of color.|
|I love the lavender.|