Creating, crafts, gardening, quilting and life on a little ranch.

Two Down, Many to Go.

Finishing projects is always on my list, but life seems to keep me busy with other things.

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This baby quilt was made from my pink stash that I wanted to use up.  It came out better than I thought it would.

I machine appliqued some flowers to add a little more interest.  The quilt is a gift for someone that lives far away….it’s a surprise.

20170409_171711_001And finally,  after many, many months, actually it took me over a year to finish my youngest daughter’s quilt.

20170409_172214Now, back to my sewing room to finish many more projects on my list.♥♥♥♥

A Work of Art for Dessert.

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Hope you had a great Easter.

Our Easter is always a fun time with family.  We always have great food and lots of fun with our confetti filled eggs, which make quite a mess.

This year our oldest daughter made a fruit pizza, that looked like a decorated Easter egg and was quite good.  She did a wonderful job of decorating the  pizza with all the different fruit.

 

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Our youngest daughter and her hubby made our favorite banana pudding.

And of course we had our annual egg decorating contest, which made all of us very competitive.  We asked our Facebook friends to vote for their favorite egg.

2 eggs decorated

And the first  place winner was:lamb 2017

the little lamb, done by our oldest daughter.

Second place winner was the:

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gumball egg, done by our youngest daughter.

Hope you can use some of these ideas for your next Easter celebration.💜💜❤️❤️

Show and Tell.

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My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.

The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.

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This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.

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My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥

Time for Easter Bonnets.

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I have a dear friend whose mother is in her nineties and still going strong.  Her family keeps her busy with different activities.

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This particular activity is fun for young and old alike and is something I’ve always wanted to do.

Gathering all the supplies that were needed they let their imagination do the work and created some lovely bonnets. 

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And it looks like the little ones had lots of fun designing their very own.

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The one thing to remember is to enjoy the process and not stress about competing  with all the others, unless you choose to make it a contest.

 

IMG_0575And here is the whole clan showing off their bonnets.♥♥♥♥

This activity would be great for Mother’s Day as well.

Easter Décor.

It’s always fun to decorate for Easter, but I do it especially for my grandkids.

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My oldest daughter also decorates her mantel for just about every season, and I always  look forward to seeing what she does.

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And it’s always a Mexican tradition for cascarones, which are egg shells filled with confetti that you break over your relatives heads, gently.  Although the kids always get carried away and we have to try and avoid them in order not to get a concussion.DSCN3487 One year I made an Easter tree out of a tree branch.

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More ideas to come. Thanks for visiting.♥♥♥♥

A Quick Trip.

The weather forecast did not look promising, but we still decided to take our trip.

Once a year we take my sister-in-law on a little trip. It’s always hard for them to  get together, so this is a good time to catch up on family stuff.

So were drove to the Pacific Coast, to a little town called Cambria.

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The first day was cold and windy as we walked on the pier. Luckily we had our big jackets on for warmth.

 

But the ducks didn’t mind as they rode the waves.

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The landscape was as  verdant as what I imagined Ireland to be.

Gorgeous plants displayed their best blooms.

 

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One the second day it rained, and we had to walk the beach under an umbrella.

On our last night we enjoyed cocktails in the lounge.

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I’m not a drinker but still ordered a Lemon Drop Martini, which was way too strong and had to pass it on to hubby.  Hubby ordered a Triple X-Rated Martini, but really  meant to say X-Rated Martini, which made the cocktail waitress smile.♥♥♥♥

 

Wordless Wednesday.

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My tulips amongst blossom petals.♥♥♥♥


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