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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring???

I've been informed by a most reliable source, the calendar, that spring has arrived.  I see by other people's blogs that flowers are blooming, grass is green and gardens are growing so I know it must be true.  I also know that our elevation is higher and thus, it takes longer for the blooming to begin, but I admit, I am impatient for blooms.  

This is the flowering pear tree in our back yard.  The buds are there.  Just waiting to break forth.  Maybe soon.  Maybe soon.
My rhubarb is happy though.  I just took this picture a few minutes ago.  I'll be able to start harvesting soon.  That makes me happy and Hubby even happier as he loves anything made with rhubarb.
A few pictures of Miss Piper this weekend, sent by her Mom.  I hope you don't mind.

She colored eggs with her Daddy and Mandy said she loved it.
She looks fascinated by those beautiful eggs.  Notice her shirt, given to her at birth by one of Brad's fellow pilots.  It finally fits. :-)
Easter Morning just before church.
Isn't she cute?  Apparently she caught on to hunting for the plastic eggs in the back yard very quickly.  Since she can't have any dairy, they filled the eggs with her cereal and she was thrilled with it.
No candy in her basket, but a book and a few small toys. She looks pretty interested.
This is my new project for my best friend Jenny.  She has a tall file cabinet at her office that is driving her crazy.  It was obtained used and it has a few dings and dents.  She wants to cover up those imperfections with a filet crochet runner.  Would you believe it needs to be 162 x 20 inches?  It will take me awhile won't it?  But their office is quite homey and their color is purple in the office so this should be nice.  You can't see the pattern very well yet, but it has roses and leaves in the filet design.
I hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday.  We went to celebrate our Risen Saviour at church and then had a lovely lunch with Jenny, Neal and two of their kids and one grandchild.  They are truly our family.  Shane, (their son), has been our son Alex's best friend since Alex was 5 and I Shane was 6 or 7.  They still do snap chat on their phones almost every day, even with the time difference between here and Japan.  Neal is Hubby's best friend and Jenny is mine.  Quite convenient wouldn't you say?  We truly love their kids and I know they love ours.  Just like family and sometimes even more so.

We stayed at the lake last night and I had fully intended to stay until Wednesday, but the weather is cold and rainy and supposed to stay that way all week so I decided to come home and crochet where it's warmer.  There really is no place like home.

Blessings,
Betsy

13 comments:

  1. It was nice today then the clouds rolled in late afternoon then it rained. We enjoyed our family yesterday after church with dinner at our house and enjoyed the adorable grandchildren. I'll post photos soon. Stay warm!

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  2. Oh Betsy---your granddaughter is GORGEOUS... What an adorable little girl!!!! I know how proud you are of her... My grands are all teens ---and it's hard to believe that they have all grown up so fast.... Goodness!!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter... We did ---and I LOVE this spring weather.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Wow, Betsy.. that is a HUGE project! You are the nicest person ever to do that for a friend. I hope you get your warmer weather soon. We pull out for the beach tomorrow.. I'm ready for some peace and quiet and for us to just spend our afternoons adventuring around and taking photos and trying new restaurants. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks again for my beautiful doily, you are a wonderful friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Since I have been fighting off a virus since Thursday night I ended up staying home this weekend, but am celebrating that Christ is risen! I enjoyed seeing Miss Piper's photos :) Your new project for Jenny is already amazing and a pretty purple. Blessings to you and yours, Betsy. xx

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  5. What a precious granddaughter! We also had a lovely Easter. That is a beautiful project for your friend.

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  6. Very impressive filet crochet. I have not tried that. It looks pretty, can just start to see the pattern.

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  7. Awww she is adorable! :)

    Ohhhh love your filet piece...I am looking forward to watching it's progress.

    Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend.

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  8. Wow your Piper is getting so big, treasure it they grow so fast. Mine are all in their teens now, now I'm waiting for great grandchildren, but I can wait! Haha
    Your filet is awesome! Filet is my favorite crochet style. I love seeing the picture come through the stitches.
    I may need to try growing some rhubarb next year, do you start yours from seed or planting?
    Be blessed my friend!

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  9. Spring will come your way very soon my friend. Piper is getting even cuter if that is possible. So glad you had a wonderful Easter with your friends. You are going to busy for a long time with that piece, it is going to be spectacular.
    Hugs to you Betsy,
    Meredith

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  10. Hello Betsy, Your grandaughter is truly a sweet little girl. Your rhubarb is only about 2 inches tall so they have a long way to go yet. Your is looking fantastic. Your filet crochet runner is truly beautiful. You are a very talented lady.. Hugs Judy

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  11. Spring (or at least how I think spring should be) has taken a break here and we are getting those crazy April showers...I hear good weather is on it's way later this week though. LOVE the photos of Miss Piper--wow how she grown!
    SO cool about your family friend. My best friend and I have been friends since our sons met in kindergarden and though the years have taken them on different paths, she and I remain close friends:)
    Hope you see some flowers soon!
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  12. Betsy I am blessed that your family and mine are so close. I could never have asked you to take on such a huge project otherwise! The sad thing is I know in your next blog you'll be explaining how the project has changed! I hope you know that every time I look at the section done I'll be reminded of your kind heart, selfless character as well as your amazing talent! I love you deeply, you will forever be my sister in so many ways!

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  13. Betsy I am blessed that your family and mine are so close. I could never have asked you to take on such a huge project otherwise! The sad thing is I know in your next blog you'll be explaining how the project has changed! I hope you know that every time I look at the section done I'll be reminded of your kind heart, selfless character as well as your amazing talent! I love you deeply, you will forever be my sister in so many ways!

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