It's sad, but another tree had to come down. Our blue spruce was badly damaged when a storm took down the first maple tree we planted. The white pine behind it also looks like it needs to come down. Our front yard is looking really bad!
I have a baby shower to attend the end of May. I decided that I wasn't going to wait until the last minute this time! One of my favorite gifts is flannel baby blankets. I use one yard of fabric, trim off the selvages, round the corners, and use a wing needle in my sewing machine to make evenly spaced holes. Then, I roll the hem and do a single crochet, chain 1 edging. I love making them, and they're always well received.
Celine from Bonded with tatting - doilies by Laura Bziukiewicz is coming along nicely. Luckily, I thought to read the pattern carefully, because the rings in round 5 are NOT all the same size!