When you're having fun. And when you get to be *my* age, even when you're NOT having fun, it flies. Seriously!!
But mostly, even at work, I'm having fun. I can hardly believe the month of May has come and gone and it's June! I spent time stitching and visiting grandbabies and my parents through the month, did some traveling for work . . . anyway, let me pull out the pics!
First, I finished up stitching on Ellie's and Everley's little dresses:
These are so sweet! I can't wait to see them in them!
I finished the flimsy on the little faux ruched flower piece. You know how when you envision something in your head and you get it finished and it just doesn't quite match up with your vision?
That was this project. I'm not sure whether or not to pull it apart and redo, let it go and leave it, or let it go and quilt it and be done!
After a long week at work, I snuck into the Nook and knocked out a little mug run for my desk at work . . .
Of course it's purple and sports a tea cup and saucer! My co-worker wants one just like it, only with a green cup instead of the blue.
My folks did travel down for the long Memorial Day weekend. We spent some time at the Botanical Gardens--
Who needs flowers when there are such darling little 'bud'dies as these three?! We also went to the Alabama Balloon Jubilee. None of us had every been, so it was quite exciting and the children were completely enchanted. And even though they didn't lift off, because of high winds aloft, they did fire up the balloons and do their 'glow' finale, which was spectacular!
It really was quite beautiful! But not nearly as beautiful as this one . . .
Or this one . . .
Who will be celebrating the big O-N-E on Saturday. Wow!
I did some playing around with tumblers to come up with a piece for my mini-stand:
I've always wanted to make one of these! And now thanks to two darling bloggy friends (Sarah from sarahdidit! and Janet from Rogue QuilterI), mine is all cut and ready to be pieced! I'll hang mine from the side, instead of the top -- hope to have it ready for June 14 -- Flag Day!
I have also been thinking I needed a little 'tea' something for that same mini-stand. I got on the computer and started playing around with graphics until I put together something I liked. Like this:
Then I printed it in full color on a piece of heavy white cotton and put it in the hoop!
I was very pleased with the quality with which this printed. Whew! Now I'm going to embellish it with stitches . . .
Not the whole thing, but bits and pieces. I'm thinking I'll add a frame in some tea-ish, floral print and then quilt it. Fun!
So I'm thinking that's enough for now. Time to get on with the business (aka busy-ness) of June. Before it's July!