Friday, April 15, 2016


Hope you're all having as wonderful a Friday as I am. I'm loving the glorious spring weather that has finally come to central Iowa! That alone is worth celebrating. I'm also in a celebratory mood after just completing the quilt top for the little Irish Chain quilt I'm making for my niece. I thought the pink and green palette would be perfect for a little girl, plus this project was a great way to use up some of my 1930s repro prints. As you can see from the photo, my kitty Figgy approves! I was able to quilt it up in practically no time on my Bernina. Now comes my least favorite part—binding.

And here's some more pink cheer for your Friday. I was delighted to receive this pretty variegated pink-and-cream kalanchoe from my hubby. My vintage candy tins make charming stages for potted plants like these.  This pink beauty was made in England. I bought it several years ago at Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis. I always thought it was next to impossible to get kalanchoes to rebloom indoors, but I've discovered it can be done if you have a really bright window. I've had one for three years now in my sunny bay window, and I'm hoping I'll be able to coax this one to rebloom.

Figgy did his best to get in the photo of the vintage tin. Can you see his little head peeking through the lace curtains below? He is curious about everything! 

Since Figgy has already been in two of today's photos, I might as well share another one of him. Early this morning as I swept our porch, I noticed him following me from room to room inside, looking out the windows. I think our poor little boy is so bored that he could use a friend! Once we get our carpet installed, we plan on looking for one.