I'll begin with Easter and go backwards a bit to catch up with happenings from the beginning of 2012. It is hard to believe that April is here and going fast. Easter was beautiful in Georgia this year. The flowers have been blooming for almost a month. Our weather has been as strange as most of the country and we are now spoiled by having only a tiny bit of winter. I wonder what summer holds for us. Steven and his family celebrated Easter with us.
Spring break was last week and the temperature was in the 80's. The children and I enjoyed the pool for three days until we had a cold snap. Drex and I got to have our pictures taken too.
Cathy's daughter, Olivia played in the high school tennis finals today and took second place and we are very proud of her.
I did sew up a tiny basket that is in Better Homes and Gardens, "All Small" book that is now available. I did the technical editing on many of the projects and when I worked on this one, I decided that I just had to make one for myself. Isn't it just too cute!
In February I went to a Creative Hands retreat that Alice Berg (Little Quilts) put together with two other teachers. We went to a lodge in the north Georgia mountains and for February we had amazing weather. Never even needed a jacket. But we were so busy we hardly stepped outside. One of the things that I learned to do was to draw Zentangles. It is an extremely relaxing process and I am no artist, but even I could draw the tangles.
I also learned to do collage taught by Alice and that was fun playing with scissors, paint, and glue. It was a wild time in the room with papers flying everywhere. Mine is living in my studio,
In February, Drex got to fill in for Steven and go to Natalie's kindergarten class for Valentine's Day. They never had days for Dad's when our children were in kindergarten, so this was a "first time" for him and he had a ball. Natalie read him stories and they had doughnuts and he had such a nice time. It looked like Natalie did as well.