Thursday, April 9, 2009
THURSDAY GREETINGS EVERYONE - Today turned out to be quite a nice day here in NY! Warm enough to get some yard work done outside (one of my favorite Spring/Summer activities). The FH was quiet today and I knew that one of our empty flower beds was in pretty bad shape after not tending to it last year. I was able to pull most of the weed roots out of it and rake it smooth. I even mowed the upper lawn to pick up all the loose sticks and leaves. I'm sure my neighbors thought I had officially lost it. Most people around here don't pull out their lawn tractors till late May.
I'm making plans to expand our sunflower garden this Summer due to the number of customers who ordered sunflower heads from our shop (we have been out of stock since early winter). We plant lots of sunflowers every year and dry them for bowl fillers and decorations. The birds and squirrels enjoy munching on the larger heads we place out for them all winter long.
I had every intention of taking pictures of Kristie's giveaway loot one night this week, but our son came home from his Aunt's late last night and the night before he slept over there. I came in from being outside this afternoon to an empty box. My wife decided to empty it and put its contents in the linen closet. That's what I get for procrastinating. She didn't put away the tropical lifesavers though! I put them in a dish beside my sewing machine and have been enjoying them all week. THANKS AGAIN KRISTIE!
John's pillows arrived in the mail today! They are even more beautiful in person. Thanks again John. My wife really likes the fabrics you chose and she took charge of finding a place for them. She's been dying to redo our front living room all winter. She might use your pillows as a color inspiration.
I went through some boxes in my sewing room this evening and found this mini log cabin top made from scraps. I need to finish it to hang in our entry. Great Spring colors.
I ordered some more of the dogwood fabric by Michelle Engel Benskoto yesterday so I could finish up the bird blocks. I only had a half yard of each colorway and ran out of this fabric after putting together 14 eight inch blocks. I might need it for a border.
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