Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Signs of Spring

Hey there, folks! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm watching a black squirrel trying to climb up the birdfeeder pole right now...there's a baffle near the top (a dome-shaped plastic thingy) that seems to be doing its job. He's cute but he can eat something else!
So what's new? I'm so glad the sun is shining today. It's been pretty gray and rainy lately; yesterday it even snowed a little! It's even getting up to 70 over the weekend, supposedly...that will feel awesome. Last weekend, we bought a basketball hoop for the kids and spent a few hours putting that together. Then Annabelle had softball evaluations, and she is very happy that she will be on the team she wanted. One of her best friend's dad is the helps to know people. LOL
I told you a few weeks ago that we were going to the maple farm, right? I have a few pictures. Here's the yummy buffet breakfast we had. With real maple syrup, of course!

Mason and I playing on the pirate ship playset.

Annabelle coming aboard.
It was freezing out so we didn't go on the tractor ride out to the sugarbush. But we've done that lots of times before so it was no biggie.
I also made some simple pillow covers over the weekend for the sitting room. We covered the couch in a denim slipcover; so the old greenish chenille pillows didn't work.
I made them very simpe...not even any piping...because the pillows themselves have piping and it would have been too bulky. I'm going to make some more in different fabrics can never have too many pillows, right? If you're ever looking for a tutorial, this is the one I use.
I also got all the main blocks done for my niece's quilt. Now I'm working on the large stars. I think it's going to be super cute!
All right, I've got to get going and take some sinus medicine. Do you have seasonal allergies? Man, lately mine have been awful. I'm even more spaced out than usual. LOL Anyway take care and enjoy your day!!

♥ Jen


  1. Jennifer, looks like you guys had a great time, although freezing! And that breakfast looked SO yummy :) We are seeing some signs of Spring around here too---but it got chilly AGAIN. Poor little flowers. Anyway, the pillows look beautiful and bright and the quilt is going to be great!

  2. You are making lots of progress on the quilt. But don't lose sight of the fact that Christmas is 8 months away! You guys had a good time at the sugar house. One of these days we will go visit one. I wanted to do that this year but no time. And I'm totally jealous of the possible 70 degree weather you might get this weekend! We're only going to be in the 50s. We finally got some sun today but it's windy and chilly out there. Too cold for me. Cute pillow too!

  3. As always, I love reading what you're up to. The quilt is beautiful and I love the pillows :)
    I'm so ready for spring here too. The sun was out today but oh my gosh, it was windy and cold. I'm craving warm weather...I'm a southern girl!!

  4. What a cute post---and I will take that "breakfast" that boy is eating--or trying to eat!!! I am hungry tonight for some reason!!!!
    Hugs, di and that miss gracie


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