Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wonderful Saturday

This is a beautiful day. I couldn't ask for a better one. I refilled the hummingbird feeders. They go through about 2 cups of juice a day. They are great entertainment. I planted some Alyssum, pink and purple next to our birdbath. The smell is wonderful. And because my clothesline looked so lonely, I hung up some wash. I love clotheslines. I grew up with them.

The irises are really starting to bloom. We should be getting some purple ones soon.

Just some fun pictures of a couple of my flowers:

I haven't had a chance to sew lately. I got my rush gifts done and in the mail for my Mother for Mother's Day. I need to clean the wheels on my HQ16 before I can do anything in there. On top of all that we are getting ready for a yard sale next weekend. Man I hate getting ready for those.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

First Oriole of the Year

Our first Bullock's Oriole landed on our feeder just a half hour ago. We didn't think they visited feeders. Oh well, I'm not complaining.

Last year he visited our Red Hot Pokers everyday for a couple of weeks. Someone forgot to tell him that they aren't ready yet.

Mother's Day-Ahead of Schedule

My mom mentioned a while back that the apron she got from my paternal grandmother was wearing out. She wasn't able to button it anymore because the fabric was so worn. I had my daughter take some pictures on her phone and send them to me. I had seen the apron but hadn't paid a lot of attention to the details of it. After I got the pictures, I started surfing the net for the "right" apron. I found it at MOMSPatterns. After getting the apron, I thought this would be great out of 30's fabrics. The pattern is Simplicity 9206, probably from the 70's.

I made her two. I still need to put the bias tape on the arms and buttons and buttonholes.

I'll iron them before I put them in the mail. I figure I need to send them Tuesday in order for her to get them by Mother's Day.