Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring HAS sprung.... and the roof is down....................

It definitely is Spring, the birds are singing, the buds on the trees are swelling, flowers are blooming, all thanks goes to beautiful sunny warm weekend and some afternoon rain yesterday.   The ground needs to dry up a bit today, and tomorrow I am planning to get out and do some cleaning up.  Today, I am going to get into the sewing room for the afternoon and work on those blocks for the six quilts. 

I put a heater in the pond before Winter and it worked for a couple of weeks, then we had the deep freeze start and it stopped working, sad to say my goldfish did not survive.  Once the water in the pond has warmed up some I will drain it and start fresh with new fish.

Warm temps were forecasted for yesterday, and when the thermometer registered, 18*C we kept a watchful eye, hoping it would reach  21*C.  Why 21*C you might ask,  that is the minimum temp we will go out with the roof down on the convertible.   It reached 22*C off we went and enjoyed a nice ride, the sun warmed us, however, I did take a sweatshirt just in case.   Out into the country with no real destination in mind we ended up visiting a fellow teacher who taught with Dave years ago. We had a great visit, however, the rain forced up to put the roof up for our ride home.

  Have a great day.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Daffodils and crocus......

Yes, they are both in bloom in my garden, thanks to warmer temps and rain.   Rain!! we had lots of it yesterday, today it is still cloudy with a brisk wind. 

Tidied up the house yesterday morning to get ready for my "Open House" on Sunday, it is suppose to a nice sunny day so hope it will bring people, who are looking for a new house, outside for the afternoon and drop by for a look.

The afternoon was spent in the sewing studio, ("studio" sounds so much better than "room" don't you think).  Worked on the blocks for the six quilts I am doing for the Guixi girls.  They need to be completed by the end of July and with so much going on right now I need to get as much done as soon as I can so that deadline can be met. 

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Showers bring May flowers............

All of the snow has vanished from my back garden thanks to those April showers and the temps remaining above the zero mark has given the ground a chance to thaw.  The lawn is starting to turn from the brown squashed down mass of dead leaves to spikes of green.

This week the forecast is for showers everyday except for Sunday and  I am hoping the weatherman/women, (can't bring myself to say weather person),  is right, as I am having an Open House during the afternoon on Sunday and everything looks so much better in the sunshine.  My daffodils in my front garden should be in full bloom by then too.

Visited my Mother yesterday, she finally admitted, that due to the macular degeneration (sp?) in her eyes she will not be able to do her own grocery shopping in the near future.  It is too difficult for her to see the labels on the packaging.   She will not go into an assisted living facility or live with either myself  or my sister, so just hope that all of the adjustments she has made over the past few years to accomplish her daily living routine is enough to keep her well. 

Going into the sewing room this afternoon and work on blocks for the six quilts I need to have finished by the end of July.

So must get moving...

Have a great day.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Easter!!!........It was more like Christmas when we got up this a.m....yes snow again, however, the temp is above zero so it will be all gone before evening.  If the forecast is right, this will be the pattern for the rest of the week.

One Easter dinner down, the one with my family on Good Friday, and the second with Dave's family  is in the oven as I write.  A lot of work, however, I don't mind when there are people to eat the food.  Always have leftovers too,  so just some heating up in the micro tomorrow.

Busy so just a short post today.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1st.................

....................and we have a dull cloudy day, temp just above zero.

All the snow we had yesterday melted during the afternoon thanks to the sky clearing and a nice sunny end to the day.

Had my hair cut yesterday.  My hair is as straight as a yard of pump water and with no body to speak of, so when it gets to a certain length, (I have a short hair do) I just hate it.  Don't know about you, but I feel so much better when I know my hair is doing what I want it to do.  I did notice there seems to be a lot more grey than brown now, however, that is the way it is going to stay, no dyes for me.

Did some fabric sorting and cutting in the sewing room yesterday.  Looking a lot more organized in there now.  Have to put the finishing touches to our guild challenge project, it has been sitting there for a couple of weeks waiting for the binding to be sewn on.   That job is now the first item on my "to do" list today.

My son and family, youngest daughter and family, plus Dave will be home for an Easter dinner on Friday.  My eldest daughter and family are entertaining their children and grandchildren that day so won't be able to come.  On Sunday, making dinner with Dave for his family, a busy weekend ahead.

Thinking we should have a BBQ when the weather improves and introduce our families to each other. 

Must get busy.

Have a great day.