Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter...

We have perfect weather here in Augusta for Easter Weekend. The sun is out and with all the rain we had yesterday the yard is bright green!I spent some time out the garden this morning getting some plants in and pulling some weeds. Hope it will be enough to keep the place from going crazy while I'm away next week.

Can you believe the AQS show in Paducah is next week? It has felt so far away for so long! I packed my clothes last night (am I just a bit anxious!) and pulled some hand sewing projects (like there is a such lack of fabric and thread in Paducah next week that I have to pack some?! Just so you know I am the person on the plane who always has food packed in her briefcase!)

I packed my "appraiser" bag last week but will run through it again tonight. And probably again tomorrow night. Yes I am nervous. I am so glad I am driving there with my friend Paula. Driving means I don't have to be so careful about what and how much I pack...when I doubt toss it in the car!

Knock on wood and hang the rosary beads out the window - my eyes are doing good and my legs as good as can be expected. If I pace myself I should be able to get through the week. My handwriting is good for about 10 minutes...guess I'll need to keep my answers short on the written portion of the exam! (after that they may need to bring a cryptographer in to decipher it! )I did a lot of catching up this week...I mailed my quilt to Utah fullfilling my promise to the Quils For Leukemia group. Two quilts were mailed off to Quilters Newsletter for Japan. The quilt in the photo was made by my friend Ille. (I've posted photos of the brown on I made in earlier posts...)Now off to try a new recipe for Strawberry bread...they are coming in great this year! Nothing beats a local berry!

Happy Easter!

13 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Happy Easter! Safe travels to Paducah... and have fun while you're there! Good luck with your "exam"... not that you need it! Love that blue quilt...

If the strawberry bread recipe is good, I hope you'll share... local strawberries are coming in here now thru May!

Tonya Ricucci said...

fingers crossed you stay healthy for the test stuff! Hope you have a blast!!!! enjoy your nice weather.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Happy Easter - I have always wanted to go to Paducah, but the only time I've made it have been to pick up Scotties and never to see the Museum or to attend a quilt show - maybe someday.

Fair winds and following seas,
Lynn

PS - I'll be anxious to hear all about the trip.

Patty ♣ said...

Happy Easter!! I will be hoping for you to be wonderful on all the parts of your test!! Have FUN!Safe travels!

Merilyn said...

Have a safe trip to Paducah , hope you share lots of pics when you return!!

sewkalico said...

Best of luck for your travels and the trip! I'm holding thumbs that you'll continue to feel strong enough for the exams. Try not to get too anxious!
Happy Easter!

debbie said...

Prayers that all goes well on your trip to KY and home. It sounds like you have been busy! Happy Easter Blessings :o)

O'Quilts said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Teresa said...

Good luck this week...I'm sure you will do great! I hope that once the exam is over you can relax and enjoy the actual show! I'll be sending good vibes all week!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jill said...

Good luck on your tests. And safe travels. I will be heading there on Tuesday, we are driving as well. Sure hope the weather isn't as rainy as expected. This is my first time and I can't wait!!

dianne said...

safe journey! and POSITIVE THOUGHTS are headed your way for the exam - we're all pulling for you!!!

Purple Pam said...

Whew, that is one huge strawberry.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wish I was going this year. Good luck on your exam!!!