Sunday, April 19, 2015


I have been on my sabbatical (read about it here) from my blog for almost a month now, and thought I would check in with some randomness from the last month.

1.  On March 23rd, Bob and Wyatt went fishing.  The next day, it snowed.  Then we had more snow this past weekend! Springtime in the Rockies.

2.  Caitlin participated in our local Blossom Day pageant - a great learning experience for the young girls in our community.  Beautiful, as always.
3.  Went to my favorite old bakery (40 miles away) where we got our wedding cake 56 years ago and have shopped periodically since.  Was greeted by a security guard.  What's with that?  Granted in the past, I've seen some little old ladies argue over the last few remaining bread sticks.  The goods are that wonderful, but a security guard?
4.  Easter weekend came and went.  We had our usual teenage Easter egg hunt (involving gift cards) and family celebration dinner on Saturday.  I cooked for two days, and they devoured it in 20 minutes.  Sunday was church for the real celebration, then a few leftovers and a nap.  (I just realized that Wyatt had on the same clothes egg hunting as he did fishing -- oh, a teenage boy's wardrobe -- hope they encountered the washing machine in between!!)
5.  Bob and I checked out a new antique(?) mall in the area.  It is located in an old furniture store, and they have done a great job in the renovation.  The floors, mezzanine railings, and handrails are beautiful, but the booths were filled with 1970s and yardsale stuff.  We were disappointed.
6.  Prom was this past Saturday for our local high school.  It rained, snowed, groveled, the wind blew, and it was cold.  The traditional photo shoot was difficult, but we managed some photos of the cute couple.  She wanted to wear her Blossom Day Pageant dress again - it is really beautiful on her!

Yes, the corsage had lights!
7.  The reason for the sabbatical -- taming the albatross.  I've been hand quilting hard and furious trying to average about five hours a day.  It is going well, and I have fallen in love all over again with this quilt.  I would quilt 10 hours a day on it if arthritic fingers and shoulders didn't stop me!
I'll try to check in again next month.  


Sue said...

So tell me what did the Easter egg hunt gift cards end up costing you....just so I know for the future with Miss B...I can still get away with filling the eggs with "Hot Wheel" cars and $1.00 bills...she did get $20 in all! the prom pictures...Caitlin's date is that her steady boyfriend...she of course looked beautiful....When is she graduating???

bj said...

What a great post, Sally. you had a busy and interesting month..I need to do that someday...take a month from blogging and keep track of every thing I did that month. Great idea.
Hope you are enjoying your break.:)

Susan Clayton said...

So glad you found time to catch us up. I like the egg hunt idea. We have done a trivia game and the prizes are eggs with money, gift cards etc.
I am interested to see the quilting. I am finishing a quilt for my DIL's mom who passed before she could finish the project. I had to simplify it a bit because I am not talented at this. It is a work of love, so I am sure God is guiding my poor pin pricked fingers. I am remembering the #1 rule of quilting DONT BLEED OF THE QUILT!

Chatelaine said...

Looks like you have had some fun with your family. The Easter Egg hunt is a nice tradition.

Your Caitlin is gorgeous and I love her Blossom dress. I would want to wear it again and again.
Great color and very flattering.

I admire anyone who has a talent for sewing, quilting, knitting, etc. I do not have the patience or skill for working with my hands.

As always thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. You make my day!

bj said...

Coming by to wish you a wonderful and fun-filled Mother's Day, Sally.
hugs, bj

Shelia said...

Hi sweet Sally! I so appreciate your visit and hope you're doing well. Happy Mother's Day to you!
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I so admire your determination and tenacity. And you will have so much to show for it. Nice to have your input on my latest laces. I think there really are very few people who both understand the differences in handwork techniques and have also done them like you have! Sometime I will actually get north of here for shopping. Good to see your lovely people too.