Friday and Saturday

dishclothMy friend Joanne sent me a surprise hand knit dishcloth to go with the dishes she found for me in Omaha, Nebraska.  Celebrating my Fouth of July bday in style this year!

 

 

mailing recommendation

Wanted my student teacher to be reassured that her recommendation was mailed in by the deadline!

 

 

 

potatoes sproutingWanted to make soup but the onion and potatoes were sprouting!

 

SycamoresSteve and I drove to Squirrel Hill to see friends’ art show.  On the way there was an eerie light on the sycamores.Nice work Linda, Pat and Suzanne!

 

 

 

 

smokestack

View from the Art Show.  Murray Avenue.

saigon soup

After we picked Mary up at the train we ate Saigon Soup at Tram’s in Bloomfield

 

 

easter tree (1)Saturday we had lunch in Columbus with James and Laura.  She set up the Easter Tree

 

 

easter treeI am so happy the Easter decorations have a new home with Laura and James now.

 

SpringLaura put the bouquet in the vase Mark and Erika gave them for their wedding.  I brought her the nest of wooden robin’s eggs too.

 

NimitzMark likes the Nimitz statue I got for him at the Pacific War Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.  He put in up on his office shelf next to the book on him.

 

WHEN I MOVED THE SHOE

 

Maura’s old shoe.  When I moved it the grass was a lighter green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking Spring. Seriously!

Even though the weather is NOT cooperating, we won’t speak of w#&*#r, cause it is SPRING!!!  (Dear Groundhog Phil, You were wrong wrong wrong)

March 20 was Mr. Rogers’ 85 anniversary of his birth and Pittsburghers were sporting sweaters to remember him.  And sweaters were just what everyone needed in the city-  Yesterday AND today!   Not sure about the sneakers. 

When I looked out and saw snow coming down I was glad I’d baked apples in the oven to warm the kitchen.

After supper the family called on Face Time and I got to participate in Jack’s birthday and the other grandma (and Pap) were on another iPad FaceTime so we saw each other watch the birthday boy open his gifts.  It got pretty wild when Matty called in on SKYPE from Croatia onto his brothers device  He joined in the fun and we all watched as Jack opened up the No Stress Chess his Uncle Matthew had sent to him.  It was a deviceful family event this evening as Jack turned 6 today.

Helps to have all these communication possibilities available when you live out of town.

The wooden rabbits are from Germany when we lived there.  I took them to school and some of the students arranged them to take pictures, make a card.  And I saw them set up on a wooden stool at the front of the classroom and I took a quick photo myself as they were looking at me as I got ready to go home.

You can see the pull down screen behind them.  They look Spring-like to me!!!  (Just don’t look out the window.)

 

Wooden Rabbits

Easter Bunny with Knapsack of Tiny Colored Eggs

This is a shot of a portion of my sister’s Easter display. When we lived in Germany we bought the loveliest Easter ornaments. We moved there in 1986 and the Gasthaus where we stayed had a platter of dirt with grass growing and colored eggs resting right in the grass. I thought it was so cool! I still have not reproduced that decoration yet but think about it every year.
Easter Past

When I was little there was a big deal
about an Easter dress and hat,
a scratchy crinoline inside.
An outfit to be photographed in–
under the blossoming cherry tree.
Little white gloves, patent leather shoes
buckle strap, new white ruffled anklets.
A purse to match.
To hold what?
An embroidered hanky, ironed.

Times change.

If you want to read the story of my grandmother’s vintage quilt stars from the Keep or Pitch blog post click here