Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter...

 A little late posting today but.... the kitchen needed some clearing and picking up before the in-laws arrived for the Birthday BBQ today... which kinda trumped the normal Easter fare. Someone thinks she is turning 12 this week! Can you imagine? She would not get a good shot by the cake.... silly girl. I think Dad had fun adding all the candles to the cake and lighting them. Good thing there is a fire department right down the road a bit! 


So, I am enjoying some comfortable temperatures on the cleaned back screened in patio. Laying out my Endless Diamond blocks for pinning into sets of 2 to be hand stitched together.




 I have managed to get 4 sets of 2 done in the past week. 

Everyone is on their own for dinner (plenty of leftover burgers, brats, beans, orange salad and pasta salad - with the taco salad, cheese ball and deviled eggs available as well).  Hey Mom - Papa Tom's favorite things were the taco salad and the orange salad!

The Grandparents came over to help celebrate Easter and Emily for a couple of hours before they scooted back to their houses. At least the eggs got sent home with everyone.... 3 dozen and we have plenty left! Poor Tom has missed out on 2 dozen eggs as his son keeps forgetting to take them when he heads that way.

One kid wanted the traditional Easter Egg hunt this morning... so I filled the plastic eggs late last night  and had a helper hide them around the house. It got a bit more difficult this year - something about color matching that made it a little bit trickier to find. There were 40 eggs hidden - 20 each to find. Em found hers.... Aidan took longer and finally found the last missing one this afternoon when he moved a speaker by the front computer and said 'found it'! That Easter Bunny sure was tricky this year.

Linking up with the other Slow Stitchers at Kathy's today.

6 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That cake looks tasty! Aren't you glad your kids aren't too grown up for Easter egg hunts yet? That can be so fun. We went for a walk earlier and saw eggs "hidden" on the playground at our local park. Someone must have been bringing their kids over for that! Sewing your blocks into pairs sounds like a relaxing Sunday kind of stitching after hosting the in-laws!

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

sounds like you have been having a great day - happy birthday to Em - Easter egg hunt sounds like fun- I wish I still had young ones around - makes the holidays more fun. Love your stitching

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Sounds like a fun filled day with the family. How wonderful. Your blocks are looking amazing. Happy quilting.

Julierose said...

That cake looks yummy!! Glad Aidan found that last well-hidden egg;)))
...hugs, Julierose

Design Originals by KC said...

I am glad you are enjoying your screened porch... I love your hand piecing progress too! Kathi

The Joyful Quilter said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Emily!!!