Saturday, April 25, 2015

More this and that

Ah, once in a while the weather is already summerly. This was April 12. Can't wait for the pollen to be gone. With this I mean the yellow stuff which blankets everything every year.

Another thing which happens every year about this time. I make commemorative bobbins for the Heartland Lace Guild (the one I founded in Paducah). 87 bobbins this time. They gave me trouble this time. It gets easier after the first few coats of varnish. This shape bobbins are very hard to find and these are just not as good as the ones I could order from Belgium years ago. Oh well ...

Friday's are Sarah's day off. Still between houses so she can't do much. So we all went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The spring bulbs were still gorgeous.


It was also the first day of the butterflies in the conservatory. Caleb was not very impressed. The orchids of course are always worth seeing. Ha-ha, I seem to always take ago to of this one: Showy Melastome.

Caleb liked the bridge when we went over the first time.

He loved seeing all the children going by.

Big help!

Mr Independent has to explore. You got to watch when he runs off ... VIDEO.

Doesn't like his hands dirty though.

The playground.

And ... there is a VIDEO.

Back over the bridge. That must be the Burr in him ... loves water, loves rivers and lakes/ponds.

I love redbuds. Didn't know they also come in bushes. Had to find the name tag.

After the LGBG we had to make a run because Sarah wanted to buy this wagon. A friend of hers had one and they had gone for a walk together. Caleb had so much fun. It is always nice to try out before you buy. She had trouble finding it though. Of course it is always nicer if you can find it for a special price.

Oh yes, he likes it. And we have already gone on several walks like that. He even can do the queen's wave.

When it gets close to his bedtime you have to get inventive playing.

Time to go home. Papa puts the shoes on. Shoes ... one of the words he can say now.

My amaryllis gives me a lot of joy. But I had to cut out the first wilted trumpets.

Few days later down to one trumpet.


Saturday. We meet our friends Barbara and Rob at the VMFA. Lunch at the Amuse is always a treat. Special appetizer of the day was "sautéed fiddle fern". Had to try it ... and liked it. Very crunchy and looks so neat. Thought I took a picture but can't see it in the camera roll. Disappointed.

Afterwards I quickly went up the little hill because I wanted to see what the trees were up there which I had seen from afar. Turning around ... see the statue in the middle of the above picture?

I took two pictures very alike.
In the first the man looks interested.

In the second he looks skeptical. I find that interesting.

Yeah! I finished another of the "Chrismons in Lace".

And I am prepared for my lesson at the May CR Quilters!

Sometimes I think it would be nice to be a cat ... at least in our household.


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Updated April 27, 2015

Pictures James took.









  1. I suspect that, when the time comes, your feline houseguest is not going to want to leave the cushy digs at your house.

  2. Lewis-Ginter is just a magical place. We really ought to get a season pass so that we can go whenever. I had to laugh at Caleb’s aversion to dirty hands. Jessica was the exact same way. Her reaction to her first try at finger paints was hilarious – total disgust!