It is definitely mud season in North Iowa – this is a picture of my front yard where the carpenters are still working. They are siding the house and every step they take, they are mired in mud! The dogs love running through this mud, too, so there is no sense in me mopping the floor for a few days.
Connie took this sweet picture of me holding Ben at Barb’s funeral. I love babies who let me hold them!
I’m binding this quilt from our old book “Hibernation” which we will have for sale during our Urban Farmhouse Renewal event April 12 and 13. Kit should be available as well as many other new projects. You will pop a balloon to see if your discount is between 10% and 30%. We are also giving everyone an introduction “kit” for a pincushion. We are planning to start a new “fabriholics” club with only contemporary fabrics which means you would get several pieces of our newest arrivals every month. Since we are so enamored of Pinterest, we will take our inspiration from the quilts we see there and the only rule for this club is that it will always be under $20.00 – meaning you might get a magazine or a pattern with your fabric. We are still working out these details which will be available during our April event.
I also just finished piecing the May charm school project which is shown here. I am really tickled with the result and hope to make it again in a different color way. It is a winner in my book!
The night blooming cereus is done for now. There is another bloom that seems like it might bloom and 4 more tiny ones that are also sprouting. This has been exciting for me – I hope I didn’t bore you too much with it.
My sad farm news is regarding the guineas which I let outside yesterday for the first time this spring. Remember they went out once last winter and flew up into a tree? I counted 12 the day before yesterday so I know they were all there but I discovered Telly with just a guinea head in her mouth Wednesday afternoon and I punished her severely.
Rick and I have tried to figure this out – where is the entire body, wings, feet, etc? Maybe Telly didn’t actually kill it but just found the head? Is that possible? I’m going to walk through the grove to see if I can find the body. She surely couldn’t have eaten all those feathers and feet so what really happened? She lived here last summer and never killed a bird or even chased one that I’m aware of. I’ll let you know if we solve this mystery.
I am moving in a bit every day, washing plants, hanging quilts, and enjoying the whole process. I am relieved that the carpenters are now working outside and not in the same rooms with me. I am downright thankful for that!
Happy Easter to you and yours! He Is Risen!