2018 Finishes

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Easter sunrise
Wishing you and yours a terrific family day. This was the sunrise I viewed this morning. Bailey and I enjoyed an early morning walk. We saw a few flowers that were still standing after our rainy and windy week.
Bunny plate breakfast

We've been making memories with the grands.

We made a bunny plate which the grands were interested in cooking because bacon was involved! J thinks that bunnies should have more "ears!"

The eyes are blueberries and the whiskers are chives. The egg is sunny side up.

Bunny Salads
Bunny salads continue to be a favorite request and we have them once a week!

Bird nests
We even made some bird nests. J supervised and picked out the jelly beans for each nest. These are cornflakes, coconut, rolled oats mixed with peanut butter and karo syrup and topped with jelly beans. They are a no bake cookie which is perfect for little hands to make. These were a little crumbly; but tasty! Next time, I would try adding a little maple syrup to see if that helped the mixture hold its shape better.

Yesterday oldest daughter, A, and I went for brunch at a cool local spot called Milk Glass Market. I ordered the vegetarian sandwich that you see on their home page and A ordered the bread pudding. We split each and both were delicious. After brunch, we shopped our way through Alberta Street, which was fun too. Then, we picked up the grands who had watched The Portland Thorns, women's soccer, play. They LOVED being able to go with their dad. The best part of the day for me was spending time with, as she puts it, "your favorite daughter!"

Ready to tie the ends!
My favorite youngest daughter, N, is off trekking in Nepal today. She sent me a photo--what a beautiful place!

Today, I've made a potato salad and deviled eggs to accompany the ham and roasted asparagus that we will be eating for dinner.

On the quilting front, I've been quilting in the ditch and outlining the appliqu├ęs on the chicken. This time, I'm burying the thread tails so it is a longer process. Progress is slow; but, progress is happening!!!


  1. It is fun to be a tourist in your own town, isn't it? I need to do more of that this year. Happy Easter! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. :D

    1. Monica, it is fun to be a tourist. . .we live far enough from the part of the city that we could be tourists!


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