Monday, April 1, 2013

weekend news

Happy Monday, all!  I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend.  I know I mentioned that we host an Easter Egg hunt each year for our church small group.  It's fun to torture the children with photos right before the hunt...

Easter egg hunt!

I was nervous we'd have bad weather, but Saturday was sunny and, even though our organic candy didn't arrive by mail until after the guests had left, the children didn't mind food-coloring-laden, grocery store candy too terribly much...

Liam on Easter

See, you can tell Liam is suffering.  But just not too much.

Brandon and I hid eggs together before the hunt.  We try hard to grow nice big weedy grass clumps just for this purpose...

big weedy grass clumps!

As I went about our rambling yard finding hiding spots, I thought to myself, "Self, you probably shouldn't be wearing high-heeled boots."  So, naturally, I twisted my ankle about 5 minutes later. Predictable.

Ah well, I still got my favorite Easter snap shot, the one of the kids opening eggs on my Beach Riot blanket.  Color, color.

color, color.

So I won't be running today, but I will be sewing!  I have such a hunger for sewing after doing so much computer work and other stuff lately.  I think it's a combination of having a delightful new machine and having taken a bit of a break.  I'm raring to go!

In other news, I want to thank you for answering my call for new international volunteers for do. Good Stitches!  We received lots of new registrants, to the tune of being able to launch 2-3 new international circles this month!  At this point a wait list for the international circles is now forming.  If you do not hear from me this week, you are probably on that wait list and I'll contact you when a spot opens. Thank-you!

If you're interested in making quilts to bless others, you can also take part in the Hands 2 Help quilt drive at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  They're collecting quilts this spring for two great charities, one for chemo patients and one for orphans.  Smaller quilts work too, which is good news for those of you who are shy about your quilting.  Go check it out!

I'll be back today with a quilt-as-you-go tutorial!  Talk soon.


  1. I'm sorry you twisted your ankle, but I really had to laugh at the we-grow-big-weedy-grass-clumps-on-purpose thing. We're not so excited about yard work at our house either! Hope you feel better soon. ;)

  2. Aw, I hope you heal up soon! The pics are great. We did a little hunt in the yard yesterday with just my little boy, and kept it to the patio because of the big weed clumps! It didn't even occur to me to use them as a hiding spot. Brilliant!

    1. Hehe! Glad to spread the good news about weeds!

  3. I hope your ankle is feeling better today. Looks like a fun time. Can you tell me where you buy your organic candy at? I have a son who can't have food dyes, and would love to buy him something other than chocolate.

    1. Sure! I buy the Yummy Earth brand hard candies and lollipops from Amazon. They actually taste fantastic (and I'm not really "into" hard candies)! The tooth fairy uses these and they also come in hand for Halloween...

  4. Haha what a good idea to force photo "cooperation" before the hunt!


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