Tuesday, July 03, 2007

‘Rainy days and Mondays always get me down…’ at least Mondays do…. I’m glad we’ve made it to Tuesday. I had a great weekend, that’s what makes Mondays tough. You don’t want them to end.

Friday night we went to the show. The Bruce Willis Flick was great. A little ‘Over the top’ as far as stunts go… but I don’t watch movies for reality anyway…It was fun. We went out for pizza afterward, I almost felt like I was on a real date. We should do it more. We had called home to check on the kids (not that they needed it) but Eric said he and a date we headed for Pizza and asked if we wanted to come. We even did the silly puzzles with crayons on the back of the paper placemats. And we laughed…I think that was the best part.

Saturday I got on my bike and set out for the first picking of the Black-eyed Susan’s for the Season.
The Ceramic pitcher was a gift from my Mom 22 years ago when we moved up here. It’s still a favorite. It gets filled with different things depending on the season—from Tulips to Pine boughs at Christmas. The birdhouse is from my sister-in- law… definitely a Louisiana Swamp Birdhouse.

Saturday night we had dinner with friends—It was an outside thing and the temps were chilly, but we really had fun.

I’m back working on my Primitive Garden Blocks---Here’s the block I’m working on now. It definitely needs pressing but I wanted to share it.I've been marking placement with a white chalk pencil. Even if I don't exactly match it, it kind of gives me an idea of where everything goes and everything fits a lot better.
I’ve got two old crows and seven orange flowers to stitch on and this block will be complete. I guess I’m officially 3 blocks behind—the decision is which to do next; they’re all just darling.

Gratitudes:
Tomorrow’s a Holiday--- no work
Crickets—I just love their sound
My new front porch steps.

19 comments:

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Your flowers look wonderful. I'm always in awe of your photographs, so beautifully put together. Love your new block. Enjoy tomorrow.

Juliann in WA said...

Love that shovel block and your flowers are really beautiful. I just love yellow flowers. Enjoy your day off.

The Calico Cat said...

Since I can see your "chalk/white pencil" marks, do you needle turn within the marks? (I am asking - What method do you use for applique? the long way.)

Fiona said...

The primitive garden block looks great - and any week with a holiday in it has got to be good.

Joanne said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
My dialup is especially slow this morning, so I'll have to come back later to look at the pictures! I can't wait to see your Primitive Garden block. I'm working on the embroidery stitches on block 2 now.

Angie said...

Oooh, those Black-Eyed Susans are beautiful!! They just shout "Summer"! :D And your Primitive Garden shovel is just too cute. I love this pattern that you are doing right now.

atet said...

What a great weekend. Dates with your husband are the best. Love the black eyed susans and the block. Thanks for a lovely post as usual!

JudyL said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend! Your black eyed Susans are beautiful in that vase/pitcher.

Libby said...

Mmm - your pitcher full of flowers is summer all over. Think how happy they will look with a flag nearby on the 4th of July. Enjoy your day off - do all the fun things you should . . . eat too much, drink some lemonade and have a water balloon fight *s*

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Pleased bruce was up to standard! You would have to expect 'over the top' though I think! The pitcher is gorgeous and your primitive, Tracey

Shelina said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend, and while it is hard to go back to the weekday routine, remember you can always sneak alittle bit of the weekend into your weekday routine, and there hopefully will be many other weekends in your future.

Leigh said...

Seems like a fantastic weekend, and now a holiday tomorrow,lucky you! I'm glad you enjoyed the movie. Love the fabric in your block.

Kim said...

I was sitting outside the other night thinking about the fact that I haven't heard any crickets yet! I'm sure they'll show up any time now to delight me with their sounds and give the cat something to chase! LOL!

Journeying said...

Glad you had a good weekend. I like holidays in the middle of the week, because you can do anything for 2 days knowing that you're about to have a break!
I love your pitcher. It would definitely look good with almost anything put in it - or with nothing put in it.
I'm curious, too, about your applique method, so tell us all. And your block, of course, looks great.

Wendy said...

A pitcher of flowers brightens anyone's day. Your block is looking wonderful, I look forward to seeing more.

Gail said...

Sounds like a great time. You take the best photos! Its always a pleasure to see what you have set up for us to see.

Carole said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love that pitcher! You block is looking sweet! On your hand applique block, what is the white stuff behind it? Curious minds want to know! lol Oh how I wish I had your decorative gene! Thanks for sharing.

Ila said...

Both your flowers and block are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

We sound like we are on similar paths in our lives. Kids grown, hubby and I have play time. Thanks for the movie review, we wanted to go on the 4th, but, it was too crowded. Maybe we'll go this weekend. My DH and I also like to play backgammon. We keep it in the bedroom and sometimes play in the evenings.