Madman II is finished...
I'm not worried about it being perfect, as I'm just learning machine quilting, and nobody is going to be judging this, so it's all good. The flip side is made mostly from the brighter batiks that I don't really care too much for (my kids like that side, though). Not sure why I bought them, they must have appealed to me at the time. This quilt will be my youngest son's birthday present, I don't have a clue what kind of quilts he likes (he just says "No flowers!), but I think he'll be happy with this.
Have you ever heard of a dog that eats apples? Maybe it's not as odd as I think, but all our dogs love them. It started with my daughter's dog, Natalie (left), who has always loved to play catch with the many apples from the apple trees in our yard. One day she decided to eat one and apparently she liked it. She misses the apples so much when the season is over, that we have to buy outdated apples from the store to keep her happy. Since the dogs are all a bit jealous of what the other has, now they all yearn for apples. Weird.
The grass is growing, as you can see, but we're still having chilly temps for this time of year. I'm not going to whine about it too much, because at least we didn't get hit with the big storms that hit the east in the last few days. Many of our spring flowers were too damaged by the snow to come back, but some are actually making a valiant effort to bloom.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to comment on the tragedy at Virginia Tech, but I feel like I shouldn't just post and pretend it didn't happen. It's so heartbreaking, all those young peoples' lives cut short and the many, many people who are devastated by the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are mourning the lives lost there.