Saturday, June 30, 2007

A perfect weekend . . .

That's what I'm expecting. Why? Because there is nothing I have to do - I can spend the whole weekend sewing! Last night I finished the repairs on my son-in-law's sister's quilt so they can deliver it to her tomorrow. Tonight I'll baste my friend's quilt that's on the machine while I watch the Mariners beat - hopefully - the Blue Jays again. And the rest of the weekend is for my own sewing! I hope to have the orphan top together by Sunday night, and at least one of my own quilts quilted. Should be doable!
I put out all my red, white and blue summer decorations last month. In past years I've left my spring teapots and tea cups on the buffet and dry sink, but this year I put them away because I wanted to find some patriotic dishes for the summer. I've been looking and looking but couldn't find anything. Yesterday I thought to check the "one stop shopping center" where I get my groceries. I don't know why I didn't look there before, as that's where I found the great fall things a couple years ago. Wouldn't you know it - they had just what I've been looking for! And since the 4th is almost here they were all on sale for 25% off. I love how they look. I don't know what it is about new dishes - they just make my heart sing. I think if I had the storage room and money I'd have as big a stash of dishes as I do of fabric!

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Gratitudes:
1. Cool weather
2. A mid-week day off work
3. A $6 red and white checked table cloth for the dining room
4. A bed full of white Shasta daises and blue-purple lavender
5. A scale heading downward after a disastrous week weight-wise

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14 comments:

Julia said...

I love all of your patriotic decorations and quilts. My living room is decorated in Americana year round. I love it!! Enjoy your time off and I hope that you have lots of time to sew!!!

Angie said...

Oh Patti, I love all of your r/w/b quilts and decorations! Makes me want to go pull and sling r/w/b fabrics to make some patriotic little quilts. :) I have a couple, but looking at your's, I NEED LOTS more!! LOL Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Patti, the house looks great! I haven't gotten going on my seasonal decorating yet again, but you're inspiring me!
Jeanne :)

Nan said...

Patti! Your decorations and quilts are beautiful! And, your weekend sounds absolutely perfect, as you say. What can be better than quilting and baseball - NOTHING!!
Enjoy!!!

Quilting Kim said...

Oh, Patti - your decorations are wonderful and so inspiring. I just love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

I love it when you show your decorations for the season - the new dishes are great.

Norma said...

I love those dishes! Your patriotic quilts are wonderful! Happy July 4th!

Joanne said...

I was just thinking this afternoon that I haven't put out my flag quilts or any of my RWB quilts! I love the little 9 patch quilt you have there.

cher said...

all caught up and love your new dishes Patti, way to score! Your home is always so delightfully decorated...just another addition to your great collection of seasonal stuff to enjoy. Love how your orphan blocks are coming along- I am having a similar weekend-plenty of progress on the wedding quilt-and I am so happy you are done with all your commitments to others-now guilt free playtime for you!

Libby said...

Mmmmm - 3 cheers for the Red, White and Blue. Your dec's and dishes look great *s*

Kim said...

Love your plates! And, of course, the rest of the 4th of July decor. I didn't decorate specifically for the 4th this year since it falls midweek but my summer colors tend to be red, white, and blue anyway, so I'm feeling reasonably patriotic! LOL!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I love your quilts and decorations. very celebratory!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love all your summer quilts. I thought I didn't like red/white/blue combinations till I saw yours.

Marcie said...

I love all your patriotic displays! I hope you will give us a better look at the quilt on the bench. Have a great 4th!