Tuesday, April 22, 2014
One could look at the picture on the last post and imagine three or four new rows. A member of the Friday group suggested an idea for the border that I will explore.
I finished reading this month's Quilter's Book Club book and I am still thinking about what to make for the block. My next month's book is somewhere between here and the States.
Friday evening my cookie chef came to try a new challenge, Batik Easter eggs.
There is a round-headed pin in the chopstick, dip it into melted wax, and draw on the egg. Then the egg goes into the lightest dye before getting more wax and a second dye. (yellow - orange - red, or yellow - green - blue, maybe purple at the end)
It takes a bit of experience to get into the rhythm with dipping and drawing on the egg.
The finished eggs are pretty and will keep for following year decorations.
It has been many years since we did this activity and I couldn't find the tools I had used in the past with a variety of sizes of all metal ball-headed pins. The ones that come in clothing are too thick to use in quilting but great for this project. Now I have one more year to look for the missing tools.
The first activity was separating them from the bunches.
She was able to get this task done in record time.
Here she is waiting for her first customer.
There were three sittings and between each one, she set the tables with chopsticks.
Her mom, my #3 daughter Norie, is passing out the dishes of salad.
I am in the kitchen, washing dishes.
When we got back home, Norie took the egg whites left from Friday's project and made an angel food cake to celebrate her dad's birthday earlier in the week.
The yolks went into pancakes and french toast.
Sunday I rolled out early as the choir was singing in three services.
After church I had to hot foot it to the American Club where my cub pack was holding their pinewood derby.
The American club is out sponsoring organization and a very busy facility. We could not book a large room or get a better time but fun was had by all.
The cars are speeding down the track and my car is in the lead.
Here is this years high flyer.
I was surprised how fast it flew.
The dogwoods are beginning to open.
These have a slight pink hue.
The white ones are still opening and there are a few dark pink ones too.
This is the first year for this cactus to bloom.
It is pretending to be an Easter cactus but no one would be fooled by that giant bloom.
I have been watching the bud get bigger and bigger up in my greenhouse/bedroom and finally brought it downstairs for the family to enjoy.
I have noticed buds forming on several other cacti.
I think they are all as glad to see spring as I am.
I hope you all had a very happy Easter.