i got home last night after a great trip to a happy and healthy family. what a blessing! i have the BEST family ever.
(these photos were taken during homework time tonight....we had fun with the camera.) my kids were so happy to have me home.
i had a fabulous time away. this was the view at the retreat. sigh. it was so beautiful. the retreat itself was AMAZING! the book signing went very well, too. thanks so much to everyone who came out to both. you ladies were so much fun!!! it's always so good to go, but it's so good to come home, too.
my family got me fish for mother's day. :) along with adorable handmade cards. and a few other goodies. it was all lovely. we were even able to sneak in an impromptu campfire before bed. it was a nice way to catch up after being gone for several days. even though the kids talk all at once. almost all the time!!!
while i was gone over the weekend, my husband ripped out the banisters and built a wall. you know, just a regular old weekend project.....
This is what it looked like before. I had trouble finding a photo of the banister without a quilt on it...go figure!
And now. i think he was trying to hide the perpetually messy landing, LOL!!! no, actually, he was talking about doing this for awhile now, so it wasn't like he took it upon himself to redesign our house on a whim. which is a good thing....a very good thing. :) I'm looking forward to seeing it finished! (That's just for you, retreat ladies!)
I decided to do a little retrospective giveaway from last post. thank you to all who left sweet comments! I appreciate each and every one. the random number generator picked #44, which is Stephanie! Stephanie, I'll be happy to pass along some scraps to you, should you like to play with them. If you have plenty of your own, I'll handpick a stack of fabric for you instead. Just let me know what you prefer. I'll hand deliver them at market!
Speaking of market....I'm headed to quilt market in just two short days. WOW, that came up quickly. If you are planning to be there and would like to meet up, shoot me an email!