Monday, April 1, 2019

Design Wall Monday - April 1, 2019

April 1st!  My Dad was a jokester and loved puns and corny jokes.  An example:

On every April 1st he would moan and groan about how tired he was.   If anyone asked why, he would reply, "Well, who wouldn't be after a March of 31 days?"  He was a World War II Army infantryman, so I guess he identified with this marching joke.  As his children, we (my brother and sister and I) would just roll our eyes, and say.....not that old joke again!  Now that he's gone, I miss his corny jokes.

I am happy to welcome April and hopefully it will be spring in Michigan soon!  It's not here yet, but on the trip back from our vacation in Texas, I did see some patches of Spring Beauty:

Claytonia Virginica

which is one of my favorite wildflowers.  So delicate looking and such a beauty, but not even noticed by most people because it is so small.  Here's another picture of a patch of it:

    The design wall at my house has the tiny baskets quilt on it still.  Each week, I have a goal of finishing it and somehow I skip working on it and work on other quilts.  And then I left town on vacation, so no design wall work.  So iinstead of repeating my picture of a few weeks ago of the basket quilt, I interrupt this blog post with a shout-out to my hubby's college - Michigan State University!  Their basketball team is in the final four of the NCAA Tournament, and we are happy fans here.  The team has worked so hard, and we are happy for their success.  Picture of us is with the team mascot, Sparty, taken a few years ago:

Also, Penny turned one year old on Sunday, March 31st.  We bought her three new toys to celebrate.  She really enjoyed the beach down in Texas (Padre Island).   She wanted to catch seagulls, a hopeless task, but an unrelenting goal of a puppy.

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Glad you had a good vacation. Spring sure is coming slowly. We had flakes of snow yesterday so I suppose you did too. Have a good week of sewing! See you in 3 weeks.

Kate said...

Looks like you had lots of fun!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the spring flowers of spring

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Judy, you are keeping happily busy. Enjoyed seeing the photos and what a sweet dog.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Happy Birthday Penny!! and congrats to you and your team for the final 4 ... they did however bust my husbands bracket - ha ha ha!

Rebecca Grace said...

Happy birthday to your little Penny! I can imagine her chasing those seagulls as clearly as if you'd posted video. Glad you had a nice trip and got to see the wildflowers before heading back to the Deep Chill...