But today, the sun came out and so did I. Finally, my flower barrels in the front have gone from this (ugh):
To this (don't worry - they'll fill out; they always do).
Mr. P is building me a planter in the back yard. This year, it will just hold flowers as I will be away all summer and can't trust Mr. P and the OnlyChild to take care of vegetables. Surely they can do a bit of weeding and watering...
I also picked some lilac off the tree in the back yard and displayed it in an old teapot on the dining room table. It smells heavenly!
While Mr. P was watching the hockey game tonight (Philadelphia won the series! Hurray!), I started a new project. I know, I know... I said I wouldn't start anything else until I had the Checkerboard Quilt finished. But I have an excuse (or three).
First of all, that quilt needs to be basted and the only place I can do that is at work on the classroom or staffroom floor. Second, I still have no idea how I'm going to quilt it. I just can't decide, despite all the suggestions you've given me. And third, I had this amazing charm pack and some yardage of Authentic just hanging around my sewing room, calling my name. How could I resist? I'm weak.
So, I have started a Chinese Coins quilt. Very simple, very fresh in these fabrics.
Who knows when it will get done.
But who cares? It's all about the process...