I knew something was coming, but had no idea what. Yesterday in my mailbox there was a box from Liri. You know it took me all of 3 seconds to tear into it, right?
The box seemed bottomless - how did she get all this fantastic stuff into one little box? Must be magic!
But I'm curiuos about those obviously chocolate round things... I haven't torn into them yet (I'm not the chocaholic most women are, so I'm saving these for a craving!), so there's some speculation about what they are... They do look good, though!
Thank you so much Liri! Completely unexpected, but very much appreciated.
And that embroidery...I must address it separately because I truly could use it backwards and other than people asking me what "nagihcim" meant (much like Joann wondering about "awoi"), it's THAT beautiful! One day I might be that good...yeah, right, in my dreams!
Then it was my turn at the post office. Yep, I'm an overachiever that way - swap blocks went out already today! Long story short - one batch had to swim to England.
But I realized I only had one box for mailing, so I was "that lady" at the post office this morning...
Now the hubby is sleeping - it's his weekend to work, so I'm trying to be quiet, but dying to get to my sewing machine. So I decided to play around with my QuiltPro program (not sure that even exists any more, all I hear about is EQ, but this program still works for me) and try layouts for the swap blocks.
I tried to post my layout here, but it seems I'm unable to figure this out...I've tried everything I know to do, so I guess you'll just have to wait and see!
But this post needs some photos, so let's go see what's blooming...
old fashioned bleeding heart - notice the different shapes of the leaves?
I know I have a white one out there, too, but apparently it's not blooming...
okay, everybody together: grape hyacinths!
lungwort (or pulmonaria) - yes, it blooms bi-colored and I love the spotty leaves
it wouldn't be fair to skip my blooming lawn...without the dandelions' and violets' green foliage, my lawn would be much more dirt-colored!
and finally, my magnolia.
This last is in the "cat run" - an outside enclosure we built off the kitchen for the kitties to be able to play outdoors without the danger of our busy road. Every year we add a few things for them to climb on using scraps of wood leftover from various family projects...the magnolia was already there.
And I'm sorry for some of the photos being blurry. I have little photographic skill and it was windy besides and I'm impatient and, well, I could make up more excuses, but mostly I'm impatient...
Now do you suppose I should quilt something?
PS It's May, so I've got another dolly waiting for a quilt. This one will be MY scraps and I've already got a plan...
PPS The exam was really a review and easy peasy. I shouldn't have worried, but you never know and I was a Girl Scout for enough years to know "Be Prepared"!