Last week-end was full of activities, so I wasn't able to get online to write a blog post. Here it is Tuesday night, already. Where do the days go.
Saturday, my two sisters spent the day at my house sewing. I actually started my sewing on Friday night, preparing a group project. We often get together to sew, and recently began planning projects to sew together. I had chosen to make vegetable-shaped hot pads from a pattern in the Simple Quilts & Sewing 2011 issue put out by the editors of Quilt. I purchased the InsulBright and vegetable fabric prints at JoAnn's several months ago and spent Friday evening cutting out all the pieces. It was like buying a pre-cut kit from the quilt shop and all we had to do on Saturday was sew. Check out my finished tomato and green pepper hot pads.
We planned a luncheon for the occasion. I provided a homemade beef vegetable barley soup and butterflake dinner rolls. We also enjoyed a tossed salad and a pasta salad. Dessert consisted of peanut butter filled chocolate Easter eggs. We even made the event multi-generational, with my niece joining us to complete an Easter tutu project she was working on for her daughters. Her goal was to give them something to wear that she made all by herself. Being a daughter of a stitcher, Mom always seems to be the one making the outfits. My niece was so proud to have put together these tutus by herself. She looked up how to make them on YouTube, bought the netting and ribbon, then set to work cutting strips of netting to attach to the ribbon. They are so colorful, that the girls will definitely enjoy wearing them. See the completed ones beside her on the floor.
Easter Sunday was filled with activities of it's own. I enjoyed having my youngest daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters over for dinner. The newest baby is growing and Grandma was able to hold her for a considerable amount of time. My three-year-old wore Grandma out playing outside on the swingset, dressing up and dancing, and helping in the kitchen. Even so, Grandma loves doing all of those things. Hopefully, you enjoyed spending time with your family this Easter and celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!