Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In

I haven't done much sewing this week (I did finish piecing the apple cores and I will show it later in the week).
Finally the weather has become wonderful, and I have been spending time out doors!!!

I have been digging and getting the beds ready,

the vegetable garden has been rototilled!
Last week I saw snow flakes!! Amazing what can happen in a week. Just about all the trees have their leaves too.

The tulips are still doing well,

and the irises have started to bloom.

This little tree swallow has been checking out the birdhouse,

while her mate stays close by.

Today there was a Volunteer Chapel and Tea at my youngest son's school. He will be graduating from that school this year and going on to high school. I started volunteering there in 1996 when my oldest son started Kindergarten. We did live in Alberta for 2½ years and I volunteered at their schools there. Since we have been back in Manitoba I have been lucky enough to volunteer at the school one day a week for the past 4 years - in Kindergarten and the library every week, and when needed for my son's class and for different activities. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience! And I have loved every minute!

I was given a this beautiful bouquet of flowers in recognition.

Tonight is the Friday Night Sew In hosted by Heidi and Bobbi.

I am planning on sewing some more tumblers together.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

jillyヅ said...

Wow, do I dare say spring has finally arrived in your neck of the woods;-)

Enjoy the sew-in. I hope to get something stitched tonight.

blessings, jilly

Linda said...

Nice bouquet! I'm sure you more than deserved it with all you do volunteering. Love the flowers at your house. Yikes on the snow!

katie said...

Love your garden photos. Your beds look so inviting - what plant/seed/bulb wouldn't want to grow in that delicious looking soil!
Also, congratulations on your volunteer work - gorgeous bouquet and well deserved!

Kate

Deanna said...

Time spent with children is never wasted. Mine just got in bed and I am heading for the sewing machine myself.

Terri said...

I can't wait to see what your apple cores look like. I spent a good portion of my life making a bunch of a.cores from a paper pieced pattern from QuiltMaker Magazine. Is that the pattern you are using? I have a UFO done of them, but I just haven't figured out how to finish it off. I thought I might embroider the names of my fav. apples around the outside on a plain border... I'll have to post the UFO and see what my readers think to finish it.

Joan said...

What a lovely way to spend a day - your garden is gorgeous and those flowers are so special!