A Cute Diversion

I thought I would try and divert your attention away from the fact that Spring has gotten the best of me and my posts are way too few and far between. My diversion tactic? Pics of the cutest guests at my Easter Dinner on Sunday.

My brother’s son is the “big” guy in the middle…Mr. Nighttime Hat for those of you keeping score at home. The two little guys are my sister’s cutie-pies.

Jonah and Robby posed just perfectly, Sam was a little more interested in the box of crayons.
Hey, what happened to the third one? He just couldn’t take sitting for pictures any longer…

I made these “carrots” to add to the centerpiece decorations and as party favors for the boys. The idea came from here, I believe. Sam loves to eat, (even his real veggies) and he was super excited about these Goldfish carrots!

I’ll be back soon to post some of my project progress for Spring to Finish!

Bunnies? Eggs? Christ on a Cross?!?

**Originally posted March 21, 2008–

I’ve always found the commercialization of, particularly the religious, holidays a little disconcerting, even if I do give in to the commercialization from time-to-time. I do have a cute bunny bowl I bring out this time of year, buy chocolate Easter eggs, dye eggs, make holiday cookies for my coworkers, and I have Santa decorations as well as a Nativity and a Crucifix–but why? Well, today I decided Google could probably answer that question for me. I found this tidbit about the traditions of Easter, and low and behold, the bunnies and eggs are the ORIGINAL symbols of Easter. Something I never knew, but hey, you learn something new everyday, right?

God Bless and Happy Easter!

A great week

I arrived home from work yesterday to a suprise package in the post… it was my Pay It Forward gift from Sue.

She obvisouly paid attention to my blog, ’cause this gift would make one think she knows me in “real” life! A lovely blue-green batik (!) fat quarter…with green leaves…. a green and aqua crocheted hot pad… chocolates (!!) in a green box… and (gasp!) lime green mugs from IKEA (!!!) I love me some green, amd that shade of lime green is too perfect! She also included a lovely greeting on a Rebecca Barker Quiltscapes card (love her work!) Thank you, oh so much, Sue…tonight I will be having tea in my new Ikea mugs with my tea pot resting on the lovely hot pad! This was the perfect hump-day pick-me-up!

Last night, we dyed Easter eggs with the nephews. The 18 month old was really into it, notice him there, double-fisting the boiled eggs. I think he would have liked to take his eggs and go play with them if we had let him.

We only did a dozen, it’s hard to keep a four-year old and a toddler engaged longer than that! But, us big kids had just as much fun. ;->

I love the Spring-time colors…

My good week continued this morning when I won 2nd row tickets to see one of my favorite performers! I already had tickets for Saturday night’s show, but they were no where near the second row…so one of my co-workers will be enjoying those seats.

I hope your week is going just as well as mine…

BTW…would any of my fine readers care to volunteer to be the recipent of my Pay It Forward package? The first one to offer in the comments will be the recipient, you simply have to agree to pay it forward to someone else through your own blog after your receive my gift.