Sunday, April 3, 2016

April in Indiana

April is here!  More from the pages from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.

I thought I would just share some recent photos of place settings, Easter table flowers, a small luncheon tea party, the kitty in the sun, a quilt in the making, and various little things around the house.  

There is just no place I would rather be than here in my pretty little home and yard. Baking, cooking, arranging flowers, keeping the house clean and shopping for groceries, planning menus, working in the yard, having friends in to share a dinner.  I just enjoy it all.  An old throw-back to the previous generation, I suppose.  I am so thankful to have the resources to be retired and enjoy all the fruits of years of work and saving and planning.

Lately, I have been playing all our old favorite Cd's.  Tony Bennett's greatest hits, Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, some of the musical shows like South Pacific, Sound of Music and Oklahoma ..... good romantic poetry put to music.  Makes me happy - grateful for all the married years we shared and being young and in love. Such good memories.  So many people these days don't have lasting marriages, and this makes me very sad indeed. I have been blessed.  It wasn't easy, but nothing worthwhile is easy, is it?  I am grateful and determined to make this chapter of my life a happy one too.  It's hard and lonely being by myself, but there are very good things too.  

Anyway, below are some pictures of various things around the house.  I hope you enjoy them.

First of all, the quilting group has been saving all our scraps.  Wonderfully Kind has been laboriously and lovingly cutting them into six-inch long pieces of various widths.  Little Miss Witty helped scale a design and graph it out so we could begin constructing the 'scrappy' quilt.  We plan to donate the finished product to charity.  After a Sunday afternoon of sewing and sewing and sewing some more strips together, Constantly Joyous, Wonderfully Kind and I began to construct and lay out the design to see if it would work.

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