A month ago, I posted a picture of the fruitless mulberry tree in our back yard:
I took this picture yesterday. Wait until you see it next month!
Riel Nason, with some help from her kids, made this uber cute sewing machine from Legos--it's just like my Elna! And I just found out that she is one of three Canadians up for the Commonwealth Book Prize: "Open to first novels by writers from 47 countries formerly colonized by the British Empire, the Commonwealth Prize is worth $16,000 to the overall winner, with $4,000 going to each of four regional winners." Have you read her book, The Town that Drowned? It is one of my VERY favorite reads from 2011, and that says a lot, because 2011 is the year that I read The Help!
fundraising goal? The check was written on Sunday when Mark participated in the last men's chorus concert of the season.
The concert was on the central coast. This was the view from our hotel room.
We saw this perfect calla lily on our way to breakfast on Sunday morning. Absolutely flawless and huge.
Have you been reading about QuiltCon? Deborah and I made our room reservations. Just in case. One hotel with a block of rooms is already sold out! We're 95 percent sure we are attending. Lots of shops already have fabric stacks in the colors of the logo. I ordered mine from Marmalade Fabrics, an official sponsor. The colors are just beautiful together, and I already have a quilt design in mind.