Hello! How was your weekend? Ours was good. I made a 2nd crocheted Bunny Peep while I was at a workshop on Saturday morning. More on that later. Pattern found HERE.
Now friends.. I want to show you what a thoughtful and nice daughter-in-law I have! She not only made baskets full of fun things for the boys.. AND their cousins.. and her husband.. but one for me and Dayle, too! This is mine below. She got me a pretty pink glass basket, 3 egg candles and a chocolate bar from the Vermont Country Store - and a little metal basket with a truffle in it. I love it!
I bet these candles look amazing if you light them.. but I want to save them for next year! :-)
This little basket has a truffle made in Belgium.. this my friends... will not make it to next year. :-)
I just adore the glass basket.. it was made by Mosser Glass.. they also made my jadeite cake stand - they make an extensive collection of wonderful glass things.
As I looked at the glass I was super pleased to see it's a thistle pattern, I'm part Scottish and the Scots use thistle a lot in their craft designs.
Kristi made these cute little deviled egg chicks for our hors d'oeuvres for Easter dinner. :-)
Sorry for the rather un-fancy dinner picture.. lol.. but we had ham, potatoes Dauphinoise (potatoes au gratin), green bean casserole and rolls.
A shot of our family dinner.. Travis did not get the memo to "smile".. and Caleb misunderstood the memo.. he thought I said.. "Make a crazy face". LOL!
Kristi made a coconut bunny cake for dessert. I got an ear. :-) The tail is made out of cotton candy. We sure had a good day!
I wanted to tell you about the Interpretive Volunteer Training Workshop for the Friends of Multnomah Falls on Saturday. Here is Matt, he is the Site Supervisor at the Falls, with the US Forest Service. He covered a NEW problem we have to deal with.. what the legalities are for people flying drones there. We've had lots of complaints about drones in front of the falls ruining everyone else's photos.
Carl and Kathy did a good job of organizing the event and put on a very good workshop of how to deal with issues behind the information counter. They made it fun - Carl put on a blinking hat and did a skit like Johnny Carson's "The Amazing Carnak" - their version was the "Amazing Carl-nak". :-)
One of our presenters was Kathleen Overton, she is the author of a book all about Vista House "Saving an American Treasure". You can buy the book from Amazon - click HERE.
She signed the book for me and I was pleased to see she felt that I knew so much about the Vista House that I could have written the book. I was hired as the first executive director in 1982 and was one of the founders of the Friends of Vista House. I was the steady force for 15 years and have many great memories of my time there. I had an office in that wonderful historic building that whole time and it's part of my life.
It's a swim day.. what are your plans today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)