Quilt Archive

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In Bloom

Hello Blog Friends,

It is good to be back.  And, yes it has been some time since I've posted to this blog site.  It's been a busy 6 weeks!  Here's what I've been up to:

Easter.  After attending church services, we traveled to Plover to spend the day with my Mom (she cooked a delicious ham dinner!), my brother Dave and his wife Lynda.  A nice day.
24-27.  Scrapbooking retreat in northern Wisconsin.  A great time scrapping and spending time with 30 of my old and new friends.

5  Attended the Quilt Show in Jackson, WI.
13  Attended the First Communion of my oldest Granddaughter Hailey in West Bend, WI.  Here is Hailey and Great-Grandma (aka Mom) at the church:
19  Spent the day back in Jackson, WI  at the Village wide Rummage Sale
24-26  Memorial Day weekend.  Green County in southern Wisconsin with Mom along for the ride.  We saw over 100 barn quilts and spent time in some lovely small towns along the way.


Green County was settled primarily by Swiss and German immigrants in the late 1800's.  You will notice something unusual about the barns shown above:  they are all painted white.  When you typically think of a Wisconsin barn, you think of red.  But, 90% or more of the barns we saw this past weekend were painted white.  I'm wondering if that is a Swiss influence?

And, of course, the concrete business I work for (being a seasonal business) is now running at about 110%, now that spring/summer has decided it is here. 

I haven't been sitting around idle in the evenings, however.  I've been working on a little book of quotes (a scrapping project) that will be a Christmas gift for a certain someone who needs to remain anonymous for now (for obvious reasons...they read the blog). 

When we rounded the curve to our house on our return Monday afternoon, we were met with a beautiful surprise.  This is a flowering tree in our front yard.  It is in full bloom.  The blossoms will produce small red berries that feed the birds all winter long.  Gorgeous!

I'll try not to be so long in posting again!

Till next time....