When I was a kid I used to love it when the counters were overflowing with the holiday stuff the parents had brought home in anticipation of a big family dinner.
I've been bringing home stuff all week to fill baskets and to make holiday treats like pretzel rods covered in sprinkles. A parent made some for our last skating fundraiser and they were delish. It looks easy enough to do. We'll see.
I've also got bags of Easter candy and paper products galore not to mention all those plastic eggs for hiding in the woods. I'm hosting Daughter, her hubby, Son #1 with DIL plus the Grands. Son #2 is staying put in Michigan for the holiday. I hope the Easter Bunny remembers he's up there.
Speaking of the Easter Bunny, I walked my legs off this week looking for some bunny fabric to make an apron. I have an apron for every holiday but Easter and since I am hosting I really had to remedy that. I had to make do with some cute chick fabric and some tacky jelly beans. No one had much of anything to choose from. I guess Easter is not much of a diy holiday.
Of course that was only part of the problem. I had to clear out space in the sewing room to get the job done. That was a day's work in itself.
I worked late into the night while watching Easter Parade last night. This is a good movie viewing pattern as there is tons of hand sewing to tack down all the facings.
My timing couldn't have been more perfect. As Judy and Fred strolled down 5th Avenue during the closing song, I had an apron. It's not exactly what I wanted but it'll have to do. I'll try it again next year and get an earlier start.