Thursday, April 15, 2021

Really Random Thursday, 4/15/21

Our irises are blooming this week. I love these flowers. Mark is not such a fan--he thinks they look like the ears of a poodle. That's okay--it doesn't diminish my enjoyment of these gorgeous purple flowers in the least.

Last week, the grandkids began two days of school on campus. Such a change for them. Gabe and Ella are of course at the nearby elementary school. Levi is at the junior high about 20 minutes away.

Charlotte is a freshman at the high school about 20 minutes away, but in an entirely different direction.

Not everyone has chosen to go back to school--many students are finishing out the year online--so in a couple of classes there may be only one other student. And they still have to wear their headphones in order to communicate with the students online. So it's like normal but not normal at the same time. 

Hopefully by the time fall rolls around....

 The logistics of getting them to school in the morning (they all start at 9 a.m.) and picking them up (they each get out at a different time) is somewhat challenging. While Charlotte and Levi could take the bus, they would have to catch it at 6:45, get to school at approximately 7:20, and then wait until 9 for class to start, not an ideal situation. So between Christa, Mark and me, we have figured out a schedule to make sure everyone is delivered and picked up on time. Mark and I are happy to provide bus service as it gives us yet another chance to have one-on-one time with them, one of the best bonuses of this very strange year.

I picked up three quilts from my awesome longarm quilter, Darby. Once they have been trimmed and bound,  you will be seeing more of them.

This one is unnamed at this point.

Flower Bubbles (thanks, Paula--you named this one)

Third Time's a Charm.

I organized my solids shelves. It was something fun to do while on the computer with tech support one loooong afternoon...

I'm optimistically joining the Nightingale quilt-along with @loandbeholdstitchery and hope to keep up with the schedule. Usually I have high hopes, but after a week or two I kind of fade out, and then a year later I get around (maybe) to completing the quilt. But nevertheless, here are the fabrics I will use.

I'll close with this.

Therefore, obviously I need this candle.

Happy weekend.


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Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Can't imagine the craziness of school schedules. Glad that time is past for us at least for now. The are lucky to have you guys nearby to help. Love your fabric pull for the QAL. I never bother to start QALs because I know I won't stick with it. Always have enough of my own ideas and never enough time. Just got home from a drive across Kansas. A looong drive. Ready to settle in and get back to sewing. Especially since snow is coming tonight. Nothing much booming here yet.

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

I can't believe how much the kids have grown!! The quilts looks stunning and I too am terrible at geometry but know the difference and enjoy being a grammar nerd!

Needled Mom said... #

I’ll bet the kids are happy to be back in school. Your returned quilts look beautiful.