I finally have a wall of little quilts. I was helping a friend paint an old vanity last week and was a bit humbled by how neat and tidy her house is. I came home and did some clean up in my sewing room. These were all piled on the futon so I got a hammer and some small applique pins and started putting them up from left to right. I had no plan - just picked up the flower applique first and went from there. I don't think I ever publicly thanked Beatrice for the quilt that is right of center with the black border. It was so sweet of her to send me a quilt and it is even hand quilted.
Yesterday, Dave came home from work with this vintage sewing machine. Some people in the neighborhood are moving and he saw them put this is a pile of trash on the curb. It's missing some important parts - a foot peddle and bobbin case to name a couple, but it is a pretty green color. He's given me a hard time about pulling things out of other people's trash so I was a little surprised that he did this. I think he enjoyed getting my mom's old machine working so I think he sees it as a challenge. I'll get a better photo if/when we ever get her running.
I also got motivated to start painting my china cabinet and a small book case. I got tired of looking at these dark pieces of furniture with my newly painted table and chairs. I'm not sure why I always have to plan things to death instead of just jumping in. Same goes with this 9-patch quilt. It's just getting some straight line quilting. Hope to have both these projects done by the end of next week.
I'm always surprised to see this little primrose blooming in our back yard. It is very close to the house which is how it escapes Duke's big paws.
We are having some beautiful spring weather here. We planted some flower and vegetable seeds over the weekend and then had two days of light rain. Keeping our fingers crossed that we see some little sprouts soon. Oh, and we had some freshly picked lettuce and spinach with our dinner the other night. So far, we are having some luck in the garden!