Saturday, May 25, 2019

Crazy May! It's Almost Memorial Day!

Wow, here it is past mid-May already and my last post was just before Easter week.  As it turned out neither of us did any singing then because we were down with colds for the first time in ages. Since then it's been busy here with lots of gardening when the sun's been shining, and lots of choir rehearsals.  Our church choir director is retiring very soon and so, after last Sunday, we have only two more times to sing under his direction. Last Sunday was a Choir Festival with all of the choirs participating in a wonderful song called "Hope for Resolution."  Have a listen, we were singing in Zulu!  Our last Worship through Music in on June 9th when we will sing "Jubilate Deo" by Dan Forrest and will be streamed live.

I finally finished a quilt!  Our younger daughter had this painting "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt hanging on her living room wall, so when I saw the reproduction on fabric at Center Diamond Quilt Shop, I knew what I needed to do. (Now if I could just get inspired to put the bindings on the ones that are waiting in line for me to finish them!)

I fell in love with the back fabric, and you can also see polka dot binding.

Just yesterday I finished this pair of socks. It took 3 tries for me to decide they just needed to be plain vanilla ones.

On a non-choir Sunday recently we did manage a get away with our friend Dianne to our favorite spot at Cannon Beach, Oregon.  We walked to Haystack Rock at low tide 

and also saw lots of birds, including this plover.

In between rainy spells we've been working in the yard. This is actually an azalea "tree" that our son gave me several years ago. It does itself proud every spring.

This camellia  has been in our yard for many years, but it wasn't until this spring that a friend pointed out that its petals are offset. Isn't that interesting?

The Bleeding Heart is one of my favorite spring flowers, and this year our little plant has outdone itself.  Now DH tells me it's time to take a walk so I will sign off with a wish for all of you: Have a wonderful Memorial Day!


Dee said...

That "The Kiss" quilt is amazing!!! So beautiful and I know it will become a treasure to Brent and Catherine. Happy anniversary to them!

Enjoy the walk and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That quilt is spectacular!
Love your flowers, but that camellia is sooooo cool!

Jules said...

The quilt is beautiful! Made me think of the movie "This Means War" with Reese Witherspoon, lol. I am loving the beach picture. I don't know, but pictures of waves always seem so serene to me.

DelightedHands said...

The back of the quilt looks like some Mille Fiori glass I have...
Nice to hit some beach time!

Betsy said...

Hi Judy, It's good to see you back. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's been a rather cool and rainy weekend so far, but we're still enoying our time together at the camper.
Your quilt turned out beautifully and I'm sure it will be very loved and appreciated. I have made a few quilts but nothing like this and it sure makes me appreciate the amount of work you put into it.
Love the Haystack Rocky photos. We didn't make it that far north on our trip although we did take Highway 18, and try to eat at Camp 18. They were so busy with a 4 hour wait, so we decided to pass. Maybe next trip.
I hope you have a good Memorial Day.

Araignee said...

Congrats on all the finishes!
I had no idea they made reproduction material like that. I do love that backing material. How fun is that? What a great gift.

Tired Teacher said...

Oooh, I love the socks and the yarn you used: it's colorful and fun!

Gracie Saylor said...

Judy! Thank you so much for the link to the heavenly music!!! I am typing to you with happy tears in my eyes. I am grateful to the Lord for those of my family in Christ who like you, sow seeds of faith into my life which encourage my growing relationship with Him. I admire your socks and quilt and flowers and just posted some photos of the Bleeding Heart's in the garden area by the front door of my home. Now I am going to listen to the heavenly music again! :-) xx

Mereknits said...

Welcome back. SO sorry you were sick but so happy you have created many beautiful things, that quilt is amazing. Good luck with the choir and have a beautiful week.

kathy b said...

The cammelia is just gorgeous. I WANT ONE. Your quilt is lovely.
We met so many lovely lovely people from your area while we were in ZION!
Judy I'm sorry you couldn't sing, I have had the upper resp bug for 3 weeks. I feel fine now but am still hoarse! EVERYONE was sick her with the Upper resp infection and it was a strong one that knocked you down for a couple of days with fatigue too.
Oh well, gone now. My lilacs are in bloom!
Please pray zach ends his school year well. It has been such a tough one. HE is visiting and we are taking him back to chicago today.

karen said...

Your quilt is stunning! Love the colors and the textures, so very beautiful! Can you believe it's Memorial weekend??

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