Hubby and I have been going to early church services for so long, it seems only right that we go to Sunrise Service on Easter morning. It's very moving and beautiful. We start outside around an outdoor firepit and process into the beautifully decorated sanctuary. Our pastor is a very good preacher, and his sermons really always seem to hit the mark.
Normally we go separately because hubby likes to leave right after, and I like to stay for coffee and a bit of visiting. We went together this week because it was Easter. We were driving home at 7:40 a.m. I said "Wow, on a normal week we wouldn't even be getting there at this time!"
After breakfast I took a nap.
The family came over at around 2 p.m. and we had dinner. Pot roast and ham and roasted veggies and salad and a key lime pie for dessert.
And of course a few Easter Eggs, carefully crafted and dyed by Miss A and Miss E. Miss A was the BOSS this year (as she normally must be!) and Miss E was allowed to do some eggs (but not many) by the
You would think with three dozen eggs cooked, she could get some of them, but little sister had a PLAN and we just had to go ALONG. Or ELSE. LOL!
We have these cute little egg shaped plastic cups for dye, color coded, and the plastic plus the towel saves us from cracked eggs during the coloring process, unless of course they fall elsewhere...
|One dozen finished! The green one says 'green egg'. To eat with your ham...|
|We sacrificed a car wash towel and it now has a lovely dotted pattern.|
The youth auction quilt and pillows were delivered. The auction is in two weeks, that was cutting it short! I sewed a lovely label on the back. The throw pillows were donated by a lady who was cleaning out her sewing room in order to move.
The quilt is 50x60 inches so the perfect lap or dorm quilt, with two coordinating but not matching throw pillows that I made from the left over pieces.
It was expertly quilted by my friend Suzi with fans, and a straight line pattern in the border.
|The back, before the label. Of COURSE there's no photo of the label... duh me!|
|Head tilting is required... sorry.|
|The top is on the right side... sigh.|
|Pillow No. 1 has a flange around the edges, which was a challenge to get under the presser foot!|
|Pillow No. 2 is a simple log cabin pattern, featuring the cherry fabric in the center.|
My last finish this week was a doll dress for a cabbage patch-sized doll. The dress was made from the lining and overlay of my cousin's wedding dress. She gave it to our cousin Amy to make pillows from after her wedding a couple of years ago. She doesn't know my aunt decided that this doll she has and wanted to give to her should have a wedding dress (or that I should make it!) So if you see Kelly, don't tell... but since I doubt she reads this blog we can take a look.
|Full front view.|
|Detail of the collar. That's the corner of the overlay at the front.|
|Skirt detail. The edge is one piece, and the flowers are all separate pieces, sewn down individually.|
I supposed I could have sewn them down to another piece of netting and THEN applied that to the dress, but that would have been too easy or logical, or would have required planning. Such as doing that before I put the dress base together...
So this just needs a closure and it can be delivered.
Two things crossed off my project in process list!