Monday, May 10, 2010

Another block.. and some chickens

I hope everyone had as wonderful a Mother's Day as I did.  It was a beautiful sunny day so I picked up some champagne, fresh fruit and orange juice at the market... thanks to a generous gift certificate from my California son.... and drove over to my daughter's house.

We sat outside in the sunshine eating the crepes with fruit and drank mimosas of champagne and orange juice.  My daughter inlaw and my grandaughter joined us and we chatted until my younger daughter had to leave for work at noon and my DIL and my g-daughter went off to have a picnic at a little beach nearby.

I've never seen anything like this before so i'm calling it a sun halo.  My daughter noticed this ring around the sun while we were working on the chicken coop.  Strange, huh?  And very pretty!  

Since the six newly acquired chicks had no coop outside to live in, my older daughter and I got busy screwing together some plywood and chicken wire to make a small temporary shelter for them.  They looked happy on their perch and their screened in yard
so we took the two dogs and went off to Pritchard Park, which is really a quite nice chunk of sandy beach where dogs off-leash are welcome.  We brought a little picnic along - crackers and a good sour cream/water chestnut/spinach dip that Liza made.  The dogs had fun in the sun meeting and playing with the other dogs, big and small.  After a few hours, we departed to go to my son's where my son, DIL and g-daughter were waiting for us.  After chatting for a couple of hours with them and a drop-in neighbor,

I took Liza and Madeleine home and went home myself to see who would win the Amazing Race.  I was a little disappointed that the Oklahoma brothers, the McCoys, didn't win but it was an exciting race overall.

What a great day!

And, Twiddletails posted the 10th block for the quilt I'm making so I got that done a few days ago too.

Two more blocks to go, then I guess there'll be sashing to go around each block.

Today, I'm going to be a seamstress and cut out the pattern for a skirt and top that my older daughter wants to take to California with her next month.

I hope to finish it quickly.... like in a couple of days at most.  But life can take a twist and turn at any moment so guess I'll see.

Jules wants to help.  I'm sure that will make the project go much faster especially after he sees all that nice, crinkly tissue paper.

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