Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Weekend...And a Winner

 I heard it was in the 70's in St. Louis, but 6 hours away here in West Lafayette, it was cold, windy, and gloomy. We spent most of the Saturday inside drinking hot tea, playing Scrabble, and watching movies. I finished my hexagon afgan. ( Did I tell you how heavy it is? It's like a rug!) I also quilted up this little wall quilt. Binding will go on tomorrow.

But about 4:00 we decided we needed to get outside. So, of course, we went tromping through the woods to find the bald eagle nest on the Wabash River. It was so cold! But we found it and spotted a couple of eagles. (By then it was too dark to get a good picture of the birds.) We were very excited. We are so weird!

Today the sun finally came out for while, so I spent some time straightening the greenhouse and found some crocuses just about ready to bloom. Then we had dinner with Eric: homemade bread, vegetable soup and chocolate cake. It was so good, but I'm ready for some warm weather food, aren't you?

I had Rick choose a number for the drawing. So the winner is commenter #6 Stacy. Congratulations! Please send me you address and I'll mail the bag out to you soon. Thanks for all who entered and your kind comments on my shop opening. 



GardenofDaisies said...

Your blue and green afghan is absolutely gorgeous!! And the little cherry quilt is really cute, too! You are so talented! Taking a walk out to see an eagles nest sounds wonderful to me. We did have a couple of really nice days last week, but today was cold and a bit rainy. I felt sorry for all the little dancers in the big St Pat's parade this morning. They were wearing thick tights to keep their little legs warm.

Solstitches said...

Your hexagon afghan is gorgeous Cindy. I really love the soft blue yarns.
What a pretty little quilt too.
Lovely to see those spring flowers popping up and how exciting to see the eagles nest.
Congrats to your lucky giveaway winner.

Christine said...

beautiful crochet and quilting

Nellie said...

Congratulations to Stacy!

The afghan is wonderful, as is the quilt! In fact, I'm a real fan of all your handiwork, Cindy.

Have a good Monday!

GardenofDaisies said...

I've got your things for the Spoolie swap all boxed up and ready to go to the post office this evening, as soon as I get done with work. So be on the lookout for them Wed or Thurs. (2 boxes) Hope you like everything. :-)

Karen said...

Oh Cindy, that afghan is absolutely gorgeous! And the quilt is just as sweet as can be! Your weekend sounds wonderful; homemade soup, eagle's nests and crocus in the greenhouse :) Congratulations to lucky Stacy. Hope you get some warm spring sunshine soon. We had one day of it and now more rain and cold. But I did enjoy the one day. Have a great week!

Helen Philipps said...

That is a beautiful hexagon afghan, Cindy! and I love the cherry quilt too! I enjoyed hearing about your weekend. Hope it soon warms up there (and here too!)
Helen x

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Lovely photos! Tomorrow is spring, so hopefully you will be warming up!

sweetpea family said...

Your quilts are beautiful x