Easter and Spring are synonymous--this time of year is one celebration of life and new beginnings. Friday and Saturday were perfect spring days--warm and sunny. I spent Friday doing what I enjoy most--quilting. Joey and I spent the day in the studio with the windows open.
I also changed my display quilts to something more appropriate for the season--a little late this year, but the weather has not made it feel much like spring. There are two locations in my house where I try to change the quilts with the seasons. These first two pictures are the quilts that currently hang in the front entrance.
This is the dining room decorated with Spring / Easter quilts.
The pleasant weather continued on Saturday and I couldn't resist going outside. I spent some time pulling weeds and trimming the hydrangea.
Sunday, Dana and I attended the Easter service at church with my parents. The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity. I struggled with the right words to capture my thoughts and then found Johnny Hart's BC Easter cartoon. Sometimes a picture DOES say more than a thousand words!
No holiday would be complete without family. We finished the day around the dining room table enjoying another wonderful family meal with everyone present--Grandpa and Grandma (my parents), Harold, myself, Matt, Miranda, Dana, and Dusty. We enjoyed barbecued salmon, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, orange fluff (salad), peas, corn, and baking for desert.
There was also a generous distribution of chocolate and Easter candy supplied by a couple of Easter Bunny stand-ins.
After everyone left, I spent the last few hours of the day in my studio finishing up the quilting on my Debbie Mumm Building Blocks Quilt. I won't show you a picture yet as the threads still need to be tied off and buried inside the quilt. My quilts always look a little they need a hair cut when they are at this stage.
So this weekend was about all the things that are important to me: my faith, my family, quilting, my faithful companion: Joey, great weather, new life, and of course chocolate!
It is my hope that this weekend brought you an opportunity to enjoy those things that mean the most to you as well. Happy Easter to each of you!