It was a good day to work on almost finishes...not a lot of energy and a bit homesick.
So as promised Goldie presents my finished Twist and Turn quilt top! This is another one of Bonnie's pattern from quiltville.com. I made this one extra long for my very tall brother. I have a few blocks left over so I may make some pillows or something to go with it. That is if I can get it away from Goldie!
When I was growing up Good Friday was always a family day. My Dad would take us all into Boston's North End to do the Easter shopping. My Dad was the assistant principal at the middle school there so lots of folks in the shops knew him. We had to be on best behavior. Now this was before the yuppies took over the area so there were all Italian bakeries displaying bread rings with eggs baked on the top and cakes in the shape of lambs, butchers with whole butchered lambs hanging in the windows, fish markets where Dad would buy some fish for my Mom to make chowder that night, the flower stands packed with lillies and tuplips always took a long time to get agreement on what to bring home. There were all sorts of wonderful things for a girl from the suburbs to look at! Just before noon we would stop in at St. Anthony's Church and then go for pizza.
So today, feeling a bit homesick I called one of my sisters. No answer. Called another (I have 4.) No answer. Finally I dug out a cell phone number and would you believe they and my nieces were in the North End having lunch! They wanted to know if my ears were burning!
My Dh took pity on me and brought home some tulips and a large lavendar plant. Maybe tomorrow I'll get some lillies too! Instead of pizza we had pieorgies with carmalized onions that I served on my Polish pottery...reminded me of my trip to Poland last spring. I may just try baking one of those lamb cakes if I can find my lamb cake pan....
Have a wonderul Easter!