Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our Dance Has Ended



It has been tons of fun, but alas, our dance to the Final Four ended last night in an extremely aggravating game against Wichita. It was madness, so I guess March Madness is aptly named.


Now I have a long, long wait for football season!


(Heavy sigh.) Moving on, our kids are grown, but I still put out Easter baskets. Emma, at 20, still likes to have an Easter basket. So I give her one of her own, and pile all the candy in another basket for the rest of us.


About 15 years ago, I stopped using that awful plastic grass in the baskets. It gets everywhere, and even after all the Easter stuff was put away, I still found bits of that grass here and there. So I started using green fabric. It makes perfect sense and less mess, for sure.


And I don't hide the baskets anymore. That was for when they were little. I just put the baskets out on the kitchen table. Everyone gets a tube of toothpaste to go with all the chocolate.

In the sewing room, I am continuing to stitch diamonds. I have 19 diagonal rows done. Of those, 15 are all stitched together. The remaining 4 rows are getting connected next. Here are rows 18 and 19, and the horizontal row of blue peacock-feather diamonds is complete. From here the rows get shorter. Yeah! Intersections are still behaving and meeting nicely, for the most part.


We are off to my sister's today for Easter dinner, and then later this evening we have to take Emma and her boyfriend back to OU. Busy day. Hope you have a great day!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

 

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Love the toothpaste idea! Hadn't thought of that to go with the chocolate.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

:-( for your Buckeyes... love the baskets!