These are some of the azaelas in my Mom's yard. She has the most beautiful yard. These are in her backyard, we had to cover all of her plants twice while I was there. I can't believe how cold it was. I definitely didn't' take enough warm clothes. We were busy the entire time I was there. I got all of her yard work done, or all that she would let me help her with. She still insists on doing as much as she can, which is good for her. I know that she gets really lonesome. I picked up sticks, moved plants, re-potted plants, brought her deck furniture out of storage, and ran lots of errands for her. I think that everything has really just hit her. This is her first spring without my dad, and with the cancer she is having a hard time. The last thing that I helped with was getting her garden ready to plant. I came back on Thursday and haven't stopped since I got back. I spent all afternoon Thursday doing our yard work, and there is still a lot more to do. Friday was spent inside doing some overdue cleaning. I did take time out to make cookies. I tried a new recipe for cut out sugar cookies, and decided that I prefer the one that I usually use. This is just a sample of the ones that I decorated. (They aren't the best ones I have ever decorated) I also made blueberry muffins for our neighbors. We have the best neighbors. Joe has been out of town since I came back into town and the neighbors treat me like their daughter making sure I'm not working too hard, or that I know there is a storm coming. It is like having two extra sets of parents.
Today was spent running errands, I had to go back to Conyers and get the foot pedal for my machine, when I picked it up a couple of weeks ago, I didn't get home with it. Of course since I was already in Conyers I had to stop at Melissa's. I was very proud of myself, I bought backing for two Christmas quilts, out of her sale room, and a background piece for another project. I am really trying to cut back, especially after I cleaned my sewing room yesterday and realized just how much fabric I have. Now I just have to get some of it made.