Good Morning Quilters!
I turned 80 years old yesterday. Wow! It sure doesn't seem like I'm that old. (I tell myself I'm 40 years old X2). Family and friends have blessed me so much, with many meals out, and lots of flowers. In fact, I think today will be a parade of all the bouquets in our house right now.
Hubby bought me white tulips, and I added the last two blooms of the fading Easter lilies to this arrangement, which is on the kitchen counter:
Our son sent me a large bouquet that was so tightly packed with flowers. So many flowers crowded together that the stems were not able to get any water to survive, so I split it into three different vases. Here is the first of the three, a tulip bouquet which is now by my bedside. So pretty!
Second of the tightly packed flowers, is the separate bouquet of orange roses. I've never seen roses this color, and they are so beautiful.
The third vase has everything else from my son's gift, that wasn't an orange rose or a variegated red tulip:
This bouquet is in the living room on the coffee table.
And lastly, my good friend Claire gave me some Gerber daisies. I have some very small vases, so I cut the stems quite short, and there is one flower in each vase. They will be marching down the middle of the dining room table. They are on a white tray here, until I am sure the bottom of each vase is dry before placing them on the table. So pretty.
Oh! I almost forgot, I am now the owner of this adorable little African violet, thanks to my sweet neighbor, Karen, who has the same birthday as I do. We are twins just on the April 16 part, her year is much later than mine. She was born when I was in high school. My little violet is now in my kitchen window.
Well, I didn't get any quilting done last week, but I sure had fun. This week my daughter flies in on Wednesday morning and we will be spending five days at a quilt retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana. Another birthday present will be spending a week with my daughter. God is so good.
What have you been doing this past week? I hope you have had some sunshine and warm weather, as we have had here in Grand Rapids. It was lovely all week, and the screens are now on the windows, and the windows were open so I could hear the birds outside. Lovely!
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