Spring is being a bit of a tease for us here in Kennewick. Friday brought us the first day of spring with sunshine and blue skies. I threw open the windows to welcome the fresh air into my house. But for the weekend the clouds have blanketed us in grayness and drop showers upon us every now and then. Not a lot really, but enough that the dog doesn't want to go out and I don't want to clean his paws when he comes back in.
So I thought a little bit of stitching was in order. Pulling out A Quaker Study, I finished a few motifs, then decided to finish up the little hardanger heart into a small pillow, trimming it out with the kumihimo braid I made a few weeks ago.
A closer view of the kumihimo trim and a peak at the silk backing fabric:
Kevin and Kyle have been training for track season and had their first jv meet on Friday afternoon. They ran in the 800 and 1 mile event, and while they didn't place, they did run their personal bests, with Kyle squeaking by Kevin.
In other family news, my middle daughter celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday by working and house sitting for a friend. The girl just isn't available these days. So I'm making plans to have a big spring birthday/Cinco de Mayo party for all the spring babies. Five of my seven kids were born in the spring, so now that they're getting older I think it makes a lot of sense to combine it into one celebration. After all, the twins have always had to share their birthday party.
Well, back to the chaos. . .