It feel like forever since I last posted, but it’s only been a week! I guess, because it’s been such a busy couple of weeks, it feels like a lot of time has gone by.
Nearly two weeks ago, we headed out to Alberta to visit our kids. First stop at DS1 and fiancee, where we helped with a little work around the house. We had beautiful weather for traveling, then woke up the first morning to…..
Having grown up in Alberta, I know that you can see snow 10-11 months of the year, but it was still a shock! The rest of the week was beautiful and sunny and warm, perfect for the jobs at hand.
The deck got finished:
A wall was built:
And lots of talk about wedding plans and rehearsal dinner. I got to see the wedding dress, but sorry can’t share, because it is of course a secret from DS1. But only for a few more weeks. The wedding is in August, in Nova Scotia – which means of course that there’s lots of planning for our cross-country trip.
Next we went to DD and DSIL for a few nights. There we enjoyed more sunshine, and celebrated Mother’s Day with both kids and some of their friends whose mothers live at a distance.
With DD and DSIL, the talk is all about babies, and we did some ‘window’ shopping just to see what’s out there, and what styles and colors they like. Lots of fun looking through a baby name book!
We arrived home several days ago, and things returned to a nearly normal routine, including dinner with DS2 and DDIL. We played some cards and talked all about their plans for grad school for DDIL.
Good times, and wonderful futures ahead for everybody.
It’s big enough for the bed in our trailer, and will be wonderful for an extra quilt to keep us warm on the cool nights as we head away on our cross-Canada trip! Just weeks away now.
But most importantly, I got hints for how to proceed with the diapers that M (the other new grandmother) and I plan to start on this week.
With diapers, receiving blankets, burp cloths, changing pads - and whatever else we can dream up - to make, and a loooonnng vacation coming up, I’m happy to say that right now my project bins are down to the two BOMs that I’m doing (and I’m pretty close to on-track with them). There’s lots of bindings to go on still, but no rush with most of that. Quilting is going to really go on the back burner for the next few months – just one last Christmas project to finish quilting this week.
Being the May long weekend, this is typically time to plant gardens and get yards in shape in this area. Our little back yard doesn’t have space for much of a garden, but I did get a few flowers into a pot:
Just a little color in the back yard, now that the tulips are all finished.
So now that I’ve caught you all up with life around here, hope that you’re all having a great Victoria Day weekend, enjoying sunshine and family and friends – and maybe a little gardening, and of course if you’re a quilter……well, you know!
Happy spring days! Blessings, Peg