Three-Day Weekend

Simple Things 090709

I’m so happy to have a three-day weekend. It’s just the best thing. Especially when my Saturdays are always busy, it’s like I’m actually getting a weekend this weekend. I haven’t done a lot of stitching though, which is a shame. But, I’ve been getting some things done around the house. I did get in some good time on my leaves for Simple Things, as you can see. I have to finish with that second, darker green and then the leaves are done. I love what the leaves do to this piece. It’s like with every part I complete of this one, I love it more. Blackbirds are next.

But, you know how sometimes, another project just starts calling your name and you feel like suddenly you need to set aside whatever you’re working on and just go get it? Well, that happened to me yesterday. Eric and I had been working on power cleaning the kitchen yesterday morning. We were talking about some things we’d like to do in there, and I suddenly remembered a piece I’d started for the kitchen. I haven’t worked on it since April of 2008, apparently. But, I pulled it out of the WIP bin and put it on my q-snaps. Last night, while watching Witchblade, I worked on that white block.

Cuisine d'Ete 090709

And, since I’m sure nobody probably remembers this piece, it’s Cuisine d’Ete by Echevette. I’m stitching it with three colors of DMC on 32ct Lemon Zest by Silkweaver. I love this piece so much, and it will look fantastic in my kitchen with my Lemon Meringue Sampler. So, I’ll probably work a bit more on it tonight.

And I had intended to do some cutting and piecing on the baby quilt, but that hasn’t happened this weekend. Next weekend, perhaps.

Fat Quarters

I finally got around to posting some more of my Miami photos here, if you’d like to take a look. And you can see some of the amazing food Eric’s been making this weekend here. Mmmm. Last night we had BBQ, cole slaw, and baked beans. So, so good! That’s one of the best things about holiday weekends – being home for his cooking!

I am grateful for time together.

20 thoughts on “Three-Day Weekend”

  1. 3-Day weekends are wonderful! Your project is coming along beautifully!

    I really like your kitchen sampler – can’t wait to see more of it.

    How wonderful to have a husband that can cook and does cook πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your day!

  2. The BBD piece is looking so lovely! And I love the Lemon Meringue piece and your WIP — they’re going to look great in your kitchen!! You are so lucky to have a husband who cooks — and cooks well too! πŸ˜€ Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  3. Your Simple Things gets prettier and prettier with each post. I agree it’s amazing what a small thing like a little leaf can do for a design. Your kitchen piece is very pretty so far, and your Lemon Meringue sampler is nice as well. Enjoy the rest of your three days off!

  4. Glad you had a good weekend, we had a Bank Holiday weekend last week in the UK, it’s great getting Monday’s off!
    I love your kitchen sampler, and the lemon meringue one too!

    Oh how i wish my OH could cook, lol, unfortunatly it all falls to me, come to think of it, so does everything else, lol!!!

  5. Three day weekends are the best, although my family probably doesn’t think so – I put them all to work on Saturday! LOL I love both your stitched pieces, especially your kitchen sampler. And I do love all those blues – they’re going to make a very nice baby quilt!

  6. Your BBD is coming along so nicely, Michelle! I love your kitchen piece, too. I’ve never seen the design before, but it is sweet! πŸ™‚

  7. I am a tiny bit jealous. You know I love to cook but sometimes I wish my DH would take over just for a dinner here and there :-). Glad you had a nice weekend. I really like both your pieces and the quilt fabric is so pretty.

  8. Oooh, I love the Lemon Zest fabric! You’re right, Cuisine d’Ete will look wonderful next to your Lemon Meringue. Hopefully, that will give you the incentive to finish it soon. I really love the colors that you are using. Yummy!

  9. Oh, Michelle, I’ve loved catching up on your blogging entries this morning! So many gorgeous things you’ve been stitching and reading and photographing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone photo a book like you did so we could read a section….very sexy! I just love your work and how you write, Michelle. Nice to see into your stitchey life. Hugs, Deb

  10. Michelle, I love your summer kitchen piece – it’s very cute!

    I agree with you about the leaves on your BBD piece – they make it look so airy and almost like there is a breeze.

    Can’t wait to see the quilt progress!

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