Monday, June 12, 2006
Here Comes the Rain Again
It's just past lunchtime and the sky is getting darker. The weather service has issued severe thunderstorm warnings for this afternoon. Looks like we're going to get them. But before the sky became so threatening, I took a few pictures. These are some bachelor buttons on the railroad side of my fence.
On Saturday, DH and I were all over the internet looking at different patio sets and trying to decide what we wanted. Finally we drove over to Fred Meyer to have a look at their selection. We like the sling back swivel chairs without cushions, as they can be quickly cleaned with the hose. We ended up with two of the balcony tables and eight chairs for the versatility, and, of course, the matching sunbrella! An absolute must for my sunny back yard. And it tilts so we can adjust it for the best coverage.
We had a pleasant Sunday with our usual church schedule. In the late afternoon I made extra dinner to take to a friend who has recently had surgery. She's doing well, but still waiting for some lab work results. Didn't get any stitching done, but after evening service, I actually picked up a book and read for awhile. DH got "Children of the Mind" by Orson Scott Card for me from the library. It's the third in the Ender series. So far, this one hasn't captured my fancy as much as the others.
Since I haven't been stitching since my return from Lake Chelan, I'll share with you a project I did last year. It's "Home of a Needleworker" by Little House Designs. I bought the chart a couple of years ago in Victoria, B.C. and changed the colors to better reflect my own house and tastes. The fabric wasn't quite big enough to put into this frame that I've had for years, so ended up sewing some pieces of linen up the side. I do need to go back and do a little more stretching to get it all evened up a bit - but I was soooo excited just to get this one finished and on the wall, the unevenness didn't matter that much. I'm sure some of you have done the same! :D
The rain has started and I've opened the windows to the fresh scent - wonderful!