Char gave me an amaryllis for Christmas, but since we were going to be traveling, we saved it till we got back, hoping it would still grow. And, wow, it certainly did! It took off really fast and was in full bloom in no time. What a gorgeous sight! Thanks, Char.
My friend and former co-worker, Judi, is a very talented quilter. When her sewing machine had to be replaced at a huge cost, some of the local women decided to get together for a little tea party/fundraiser. And it just so happened to be Judi's birthday! It was so much fun getting everyone together, sharing good food and good conversation, and acknowledging Judi for all she does for the community.
Not only does Judi donate her beautiful quilts to many a non-profit fundraiser, she also quietly makes "comfort" quilts for individuals in the hospital, dealing with severe illnesses, or coping with difficult life circumstances.
Oh, and new baby quilts to welcome sweet little ones into the world.
Man, we have some talented cooks and bakers in this town. Way too much food, but all of it had to be tasted.
Sharon was sitting with some others, who shall remain nameless (but their initials are OPLG and LS) because they said I could not put them on the blog. Cropping does come in handy. :) I guess I am going to have to carry permission slips around with me.
We are having more excitement on the volcano front. Mt. Redoubt decided to pop five times last night. Flights are cancelled due to ash fall. Rich and I are trying to get out on Thursday so really, really, really hoping that things calm down before then.