Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend fun and great mail ...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter (for those who celebrate). We lucked out and had a very sunny day on Saturday ... of course most of my day was spent cooking and putting together our Easter baskets, but hey, going to the store in the morning and not having to wear a jacket was almost heaven! lol

We headed to my dad's about 4 ... my brother and his family joined us for dinner and and Easter egg hunt ... yep we still do egg hunts for the kids, plastic eggs stuffed with candy and coins ... the youngest child is my niece Jessica, who will be 16 in November ... the oldest is my son Chris who will be 29 in May ... are you ever too old for a good old fashion Easter egg hunt?

Get ready, Get set ... GO!
Would they really put an egg in there???
hmmmm, should be one here ...
I just love my niece's smile in this picture ... wonder what her mom was saying *smile*
And here's a picture of all the kids ... minus my nephew Nick, he had to work ... aren't they cute!
Here's a picture of our Easter baskets this year. The makings for mimosas was a hit ...
I received my Easter/Spring exchange from Fiona on Saturday. Fiona stitched and finished a very cute Easter egg. I just love it. The bunnies, the flowers, the little pouch that I could put scissors in and look at the sweet pins stuck in ... just adorable! She also made me the cutest ort bag ... yep that's a frog holding the ort bag ... it is too cute and will be well used and hopefully it will keep the frogs away! She also included a coffee pattern and coffee themed fabric. I've never seen this coffee design before and I'm itching to start it ... think I'll stitch it in red :) Thank you Fiona for doing this personal exchange with me. I had a blast! and I love everything.
Here's a close up picture of the egg .. love the ruched ribbon!
Doesn't it look great in my Easter/Spring basket? It will be hard to put all these lovelies away until next year ... not that I'm in any hurry ... I think the basket will stay around until Summer time.
I gave into the enabling of Faye and Karen and a few other bloggers and ordered some finishing stash and some floss from Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shop. I'm really looking forward to some finishing with red buttons and this yummy chenille trim ...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and saying hi ... love your comments! Hope you all have a lovely week.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for quiet Monday evenings ...

11 comments:

Denise said...

If you made my Easter basket I'd be happy too!

Love your egg and goodies. Have fun finishing!

Faye said...

You guys had BIG fun at Easter!!!! And, you will LOVE the Victorian Motto items~~~ I AM quite the enabler when it comes to Nancy's goodies....Is that "Faye's Red" thread there I see???hahaha....That chenille is wonderful to work with also!! Have fun with your stash... Faye

Shari said...

what a fun day you had!!!!! I miss Easter egg hunts....I said Easter just isn't the same as it was when kids were home & little........now..we have just the real reason for Easter....none of the extra fun things!!!!
It looks like you all had a great time!!!!
Enjoy your new stash as well!!!!

Carol said...

What a fun egg hunt! Looks like a beautiful day...

Fiona's gift is lovely--especially the stitched egg. Lucky girl :)

Have fun with all those goodies from Victorian Motto!

Nancy said...

Sounds like everyone had a fun Easter! Nice picture of all the kids. I love the egg Fiona stitched for you. It is so pretty! Enjoy all your new goodies.

staci said...

Looks like you had lots of Easter fun!

Enjoy your new stash!!!

Susan said...

I love that you hold an egg hunt for the older kids as everyone- me included- just thinks of the littles. How much fun they had!

Happy Stitching!

Fiona said...

Glad you liked the goodies. Looks like everyone enjoyed the egg hunt and your baskets look great too.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a fun easter egg hunt!!! Looks like the oldest there made away like a bandit!

What a gorgeous gift from Fiona!

Siobhan said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the Victorian Motto thread!

Great gift from Fiona!

Jeanne said...

I love the exchange you received and your Easter/spring basket - looks great! Your photos remind me of when I was kid and my parents took us to the local parks for the annual Easter egg hunt. :) Hope you had a lovely spring.