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It has been a this ‘n that kind of week with family time at Easter, working on my vintage quilt, prepping for Empty Spools, presenting at the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds virtual Meet the Teacher and then there is……the kitchen remodel. Oh, and youngest son is visiting this weekend.
In no particular order, first up, Easter. We rented a VRBO with my son and Daughter-in-Law which meant I got to see my Grandson! No photos. I am chopped liver! I go in to wake him up and he gives me a big ole’ grin and then says “Where’s GranDaDa?”. It’s kind of cool actually, he loves the male voice and is happy as can be with Hubby. He’s very busy and veeeeeery chatty with mature, 6 word sentences that actually use real grammar.
His clever Mom created his first Easter egg hunt and had the cutest set up!
Tahoe got 800″ this year, an all time record. Just to give you an idea:
We enjoyed a lovely Easter dinner of Honey Baked Ham, Green Beans Almondine, Twice Baked Potatoes and salad. No dessert needed! That created the way for the Best Breakfast Ever – Toasted Sourdough Bread, smashed avocado, sea salt, bacon salt! and chili oil. Oh. Soooooo. Good!
And the coooooolest thing – my DIL, an expert knitter, made these mits for me. Oh I love them! I haven’t put them away yet, keeping them out to admire like the works of art that they are:
And of course, I forgot to take photos, but I presented at the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds virtual Meet the Teacher event. They were perfectly organized and I am grateful to have opportunities like that to reach out and strut my stuff. I booked 4 gigs so far, working on others. SCCQG knocked it out of the park!
I sit on the Board of the Northern California Quilt Council and our Meet the Teachers will be live this Friday, the first live event in a long time. NCQC was crucial in getting me started and I am thrilled to be able to be on the Board. I hope to see lots of Program Chairs and Presidents at the Friday meeting.
I am slowly making progress on my vintage quilt. I just adore this quilt and I am having a ball quilting it! Latest block:
And then there’s Empty Spools prep; it’s at the messy and unorganized point:
I have started on one important step, the Gathering of the Chocolate😊
And finally, the kitchen remodel:
I really don’t mind the noise, it’s the little bit of dirty everywhere:
And who knows where something could be:
The good news is that the contractor and all the trades show up at 8AM and, they are a week ahead of schedule!
Life is hectic right now but it’s all good. I am just a little afraid that I am going to miss some important event or detail with all this chaos. I need to really be on my toes.
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