Although a little muggy for my taste, it was a beautiful weekend here in Michigan. I made some sun tea and also tried my hand (with a more concentrated tea) at hand dying some linen from that aforementioned bottomless drawer. I am going to give it a day...think on it, but they may need a bit more or maybe coffee. I have plans for that big piece. The freebie above came with Hands To Work's I Wait for the Lord. I am waiting until I get the fabric color just right and then I will pick out some fiber.
While outside snapping some pics, I took this of a very out-of-control rose bush. Wow, do I need to get the clippers out and
Think I need to cut some rhubarb and make something delicious! I really don't have a green thumb and do not like to garden...but this rosebush and rhubarb love to live here; they make it easy.
Picked this luscious fabric up last week when shopping for a birthday "yard". My friends and I are exchanging one yard of fabric on our birthdays...of course this one had to come home with me. Dang, it's beautiful! I also picked up the batik fabric that is in my new header picture...prompting a background change - I am such a non-techie kinda gal...took me much longer than planned! Hope the bright sherbet orange doesn't blind anyone - may want to get your sunglasses out. I thought it looked very summery.
Once I figure out how to get this big a** piece of linen on the scroll rods, I will begin Ann Dale. This could be a lifetime project.
And this - isn't it hilarious!! My boys (hubby and son) love peeps. I will use this on an Easter themed pillow - stitched. Funny and sweet - pun intended! It was the last fat quarter in the shop - wish they had more and in yellow.
I am taking a quilt class in June. I can't remember who created it, but the pattern is Marmalade & Jam. I'll check the pattern later for the name. This is my selection of fabrics. Some from stash, some from store. Did a bit of cutting tonight. It will be fun and is filled with several different squares - some old to me, some new.
Had a great Mother's Day - my son made me french toast for breakfast. He even cleaned the kitchen. We then spend the rest of the day at my Mom's. We missed doing our annual Easter egg hunt this year, as my Mom was just getting home from the hospital at that point, so we did that. My sisters and their families were also there. After the egg hunt, we had a simple cookout...hot dogs and hamburgers, corn on the cob, etc. Made my son happy - first corn since braces...it's always better off the cob with your teeth than with a knife. Don't loose any of the juicy goodness! And my day didn't end when we came home; my son and I went to the movies - just the two of us! We saw Dark Shadows which was pretty good. It was funny in spots in a campy sort of way. Both of us love Johnny Depp, but I still love him as Captain Jack Sparrow best. It was really great to spend time with him - just him and me. My husband work week starts on Sunday, so it was just us.
This picture is at my Mom's. I am thinking maybe I needed to do something more with my hair and some makeup...but it was a casual dinner. Pretty good looking guy, I think.
Thanks for checking in with me...thanks for reading! I am so amazed I keep getting followers. Welcome to the new followers, thanks for coming back to the (dare I say) old followers! Have a great week - hope you have some time off for Memorial Day next weekend. I have Monday off - yippee - long weekend!!
Stitches and smiles,