The fourth Monday of each month is my favorite day of the month--with the possible exception of payday. It's the day that the Happy Quilters of Laurens County have their monthly meeting, and I am so incredibly blessed to be a part of this group. The women are so welcoming and kind, and when I moved here a couple of years ago, I felt at home right away. Well, you can tell from our name, can't you? We aren't a fancy guild, I suppose--we don't have a waiting list for members, as I've heard some guilds do. We have some very fine quilters, but probably the folks at Houston or Paducah don't need to lose too much sleep (although we are all getting better and better with each quilt!). We meet, we talk and laugh and pray and show our quilts to each other. Then we pray again. And then we eat. And then we have a program and get to talk about quilts some more. Nothing much to get excited about, I suppose---unless you are a quilter.
Tonight, I don't have a quilt to show. I've sort of missed my self-imposed deadline on the Double Irish Chain. But I expect I'll be forgiven--I'm bringing lasagna--lots and lots of lasagna. You should see my kitchen! It's a disaster! But I took a break from cleaning up to come say hello. If you're in the neighborhood, you should come join us--I promise we'll have enough!
Just for pretty--I enjoyed the amaryllis I was given for Christmas so much that Benjamin ordered a couple of more for me--this one is called Appleblossom. It had five blooms at once and is about to bloom again! Can't wait to see what the other one looks like!
Another reason this particular fourth Monday is special---it's my son's birthday today. He is such a blessing from God, just as he has been since the day he was born, twenty-four years ago today!