It's always nice having Alex around; he's enjoying a little down time after the past month of activity. Thursday he and Tom dug out the leftover lantana stumps in front of the Back 40 hedge (making it much easier to mow) - and he offered to let the irrigation water go at 12:39 that night, which was an added bonus for us. Looks like the yard got a good drink. Everything is certainly sprouting and greening up nicely, enjoying Spring.
Yesterday I finished binding Gordon's quilt (everyone loves the quilting I chose for it), and started in on Sierra's. (The blue binding Marcie gave me looks great!) Still haven't gotten back to the t-shirt quilt (having issues with it, and putting that off) and then found out yesterday that Irene is having such carpal tunnel issues that she's not taking in any quilts at this time. I'd planned/expected for her to quilt it (and get it back before I head to the hot springs) so will have to think about a Plan B!
Did pull out the chicken top to make sure it was ready for quilting at my May appointment, and may be adding a border to it. Time will tell.
Friday DJ came over to go over some work schedule stuff with Alex, and brought his dog Oliver (a cutie about Tyga's size) to play in the Back 40 with Tyga. Too bad it was quite muddy around the edge of our yard (and with puddles of standing water in low spots) so they couldn't come in and visit Latina when she was over. She did get a little mud on her paws - but since she's so tiny and barely weighs anything that was easily remedied with a paw-dip in the pool.
Tom had a knapper from Tucson, John, up to see the museum. So we were 5 for dinner last night, and used the bench for the table for the first time. Glad I peeled/diced the entire bag of potatoes; we made serious dent in the mashers, and killed the crocked roast.
I'd arranged pick-up times with Marcie and Perri for this morning trip to Quiltapalooza - until I spoke with Wanda and she pointed out that's next Saturday. So we'll just have to find some other trouble to get into...