Thursday, March 30, 2006
This Saturday it will be April! Am I the only one who is still stuck back in early February?
April is going to be a busy, busy month. The first full weekend, my daughter is taking her oldest daughter and two friends to Oaklawn and Hot Springs for the horse races. It’s a birthday trip for the soon to be 10-year-old. She and her boon companions love horses about as much as they love each other, so it should be a memorable trip for them! (Especially Mom, who will be the only adult in the crowd -- and sometimes that’s questionable!)
The second weekend my quilt guild in Oxford is having a machine piecing class; plus I have to pick up all the guild’s quilt stand/frames.
The third weekend is obviously Easter and a great week all by itself. I love all the special services at church beginning with Palm Sunday (actually, beginning with Ash Wednesday, but we’ve already done that...) and ending with Easter morning.
This year for Lent, I gave up something that I thought would probably kill me -- buying fabric. One of the members on my email quilting list is a minister -- Presbyterian or Episcopal similarities, can’t remember the actual denomination as she’s from Denmark. Anyway, it evolved off the list and a lot of us gave up fabric for Lent.
I’ve made a lot of stuff these past few weeks and every last bit from my fabric stash. I’ve wanted to badly, but I haven’t cheated. The lessons learned have been valuable and maybe even life-altering!
After Easter comes Pilgrimage. I love Pilgrimage in Holly Springs. This is a beautiful town and I’m always happy to see the visitors admiring and learning from our history.
This Pilgrimage will be even more special for some of us! Janet Jolley and Mary Minor at the MSU Extension Service and I have planned and are working on a quilt exhibit during Pilgrimage.
After our first site fell through, Milton Winter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, jumped right up and generously let us use his church’s education building.
If you have a “special” quilt -- old or new, handmade or machine quilted, holiday or “plain,” please consider letting us display it.
Call me at work, 252-4261; home, 252-3948; or Janet or Mary at the Extension office, 252-3541.
The last weekend in April is going to be a biggie also!
My friend Jane, her sister Katy and I are going to Paducah, Ky. for the BIG quilt show there.
Not only that, we’re going to stay with my half-sister in Missouri. It’s been a year since my sister in Arkansas died; I’m thrilled at the chance to get to know my other sister better!
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