Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter....

There are still at least 6 Easter eggs hidden in the house. Emily found 26 but Aidan only found 20. I'm sure they will pop up eventually!

I did a little repair work to my hand pieced quilt along top this morning.... there was a little part on the bottom edge of this photo where a little more white was needed. The good part - hand piecing is really easy to add that little part! All fixed. 

I was going to work on hand quilting this next...... but I already have my blue baskets pinned and prepped so that will come first. I think I need to challenge myself to hand quilt at least one basket block per day... so I can get this one done by the end of May! I'll start with that teal blue one in the middle today.... after the in-laws leave this afternoon. I think I'll stitch 1/4 inside the basket, 1/4 outside the basket and maybe an echo of that once or twice.... maybe a little heart in the middle of the basket? 

First, the ham needs to be warmed up and the potato's roasted with some rosemary from the rosemary bush out back. Asparagus and snow peas are also on the menu along with the orange salad. Grandma is bringing the potato rolls from Publix, a cheese ball and deviled eggs.
 If you have recipes that call for hard boiled eggs, please pass them along! The kids seemed to have dyed 2 dozen eggs over the last 2 days... so we have lots of hard boiled eggs to use up! 

I remember a sliced egg on top of asparagus with a cheese sauce over it from long ago... that might be on the menu with tomorrow's dinner. Also - anyone ever use the bottom parts of the asparagus and if so, what do you do with them? I got 2 bunches to cook down and would love to find a use for those extra's. Soup maybe?

Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers.

Oh - I've also stitched down a couple of pink hexagon flowers this morning .... I know pink has not come up with the RSC Challenge yet, but I counted 21 of these so figured I'd get a head start. They make a great take along to stitch at soccer practice on Tuesdays. Sharing a few of the roses we (Aidan and Emily helped out a lot) cut back yesterday. Aidan made 5 vases worth. The cats have so far devoured one of them.... silly cats!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your hand-pieced project looks great! I love those different blues and white all together. The baskets look like fun to stitch up, too. Happy Easter!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would make potato salad with lots of eggs in it and maybe egg salad sandwiches for lunch - hmm I never dye them anymore - seems like we eat a bit of hard boiled eggs for a snack in the middle of the day -- have fun finding those remaining eggs and have a good day!


Happy Easter to you and the family--and yes--even the fur balls!!! I am fixing myself fresh asparagus,( and am going to try doing them in the oven today-so we will see??) and I got some fresh salmon, and rice--for my dinner--no desert though--( I do keep remembering all the bunny cakes I made over the years though!!)
other wise I am just slow stitching and slow knitting today--
have fun--
luv, di

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Happy Easter! Love all the creativity going on at your place! xx