Easter weekend was sunny and very warm. The church service was inspiring. We had lamb, asparagus, and new potatoes for supper -- I am a holiday-meal traditionalist! (I did try a new dessert recipe: Honey-Walnut Cake . Very good.)
Lots of rain last week flooded the trail at Camp Logan, the part of Illinois Beach State Park where I like to walk. The path is the white patch in the center of the photo, taken Sunday afternoon.
Bloodroot is a wildflower volunteer in the back garden. (There's another along the fence, about 40 feet from this one.)
("Volunteer" was my mother's term for unexpected flowers. She was an avid gardener who appreciated wildflowers as well as the cultivated variety. She passed away fifteen years ago yesterday (April 16). I inherited the appreciation part but not the talent.)
The daffodils are a delight.
The peonies have really sprung up. I got them staked.
officers at the May 9 meeting. The pattern is by Chris Malone, published in Springtime Quilting by Quilter's World.
(Someone on one of online groups said she has a "three-project" rule. A book or magazine has to have three projects that appeal to her in order for her to buy it. "Springtime Quilting" met that criterion for me.)
Design Wall Monday