How have two weeks passed since I last posted? It isn’t intentional. The time just slips away. Maybe because Spring finally arrived, and I’ve been spending some time outdoors. I’m taking almost daily photos of this tulip because I think it’s the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Our daffodils are all gone now, but there are still plenty of tulips, and the Azaleas are now starting to bloom.
Last weekend, we took a hike on the Trillium Trail, which is just off the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. The Trilliums hadn’t peaked yet, but we saw thousands of them.
Today, I took a walk by myself, because Mr. QD wasn’t interested in joining me. I went to a nearby National Park, with a great walking trail. I took special note of the mothers out there.
The geese let me get fairly close, but they were hissing their warnings.
I was a great day for basking in the sun, although a shady trail was another option.
In addition to my nature hikes, I’ve actually been doing some stitching. I finished the baby quilt for my coworker.
The white squares have stars embroidered in them, and the white inner border has the verse “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star, Do you know how loved your are?” embroidered. They don’t show up very well in the photos, but I’m quite pleased with the results. The nine patches are made from a variety of blue and green fabrics that were left over from another project. And I went wild and crazy and quilted stars.
I’ve also started a SAL with Alma at Blackbird Designs.
I’m sure it’s not too late to join if you’re interested.
I’ve been going up to bed much earlier the past few nights, to do some reading, as part of my focus on my health this year. I’ve had two visits to a dietician, and only after the second visit did I learn that my health insurance is not paying one penny of the cost! I’ll be getting the rest of my information from books that I already own. So much for preventive care.
And now I’m off to exercise, following a yummy dinner of grilled shrimp and green beans. I’m eating quite healthy these days!