So much to show you! First of all, Friday night I finished stitching Road Trip for my Red Thread piece. This one actually went pretty quickly, and now I just need to finish July and August’s blocks by the end of the month.
I was also able to finish sewing the binding on my quilt over the weekend. I attempted to embroider a label for it, but I seem to be having a problem with the embroidery function on my machine. So, I’ll be visiting the shop this weekend and see if I can get it taken care of. Then, once my label is embroidered and stitched on, the quilt will be done! Woohoo! The Kimono quilt is heading to the quilter this weekend as well. I’ll be meeting with her on Sunday afternoon.
In between all this progress I was making with my projects, I also went out and had some fun. Eric, my friend Melinda, and I went to the local Balloon Fest on Saturday.
We had a great time, and it was fun seeing the balloons being inflated. Unfortunately, there was too much wind for the balloons to lift off, so we basically watched them inflate and deflate. Apparently, if it is too windy, it can cause the balloon to catch on fire…so that would be a bad thing.
We had shaved ice and mojitos in a can (well, that’s what I had – they had beer). But of course, no fair or festival in Texas is complete without this…
It was a great evening, even with the disappointment of the balloons.
Sunday, I met up with my friend Sherri to celebrate my upcoming birthday. She took me to see Mamma Mia and then out to dinner for some excellent Mexican food (my favorite!). But, you have to just take a look at what Sherri gave me…
Book two in the Stephanie Meyer’s series and a gorgeous bookmark that she stitched over one!
How amazing is that?! Thank you thank you thank you, Sherri!! I love it! And of course I can’t wait to make use of it with THAT BOOK! Woohoo!! What a fun night. I really enjoyed Mamma Mia as well, and was so glad that Sherri took me to see it.
That’s it for me today. I just ordered the next books for my bookclub at the museum. We’ll be reading Johanna: A Novel of the Van Gogh Family in September, then Stealing Athena in November and finally The God of Small Things in January. I’m looking forward to these. Now, I just have to get busy so I can read my new book (and finish what I’m currently reading). In stitching news, I’ve made a small start on the July Red Thread block, Picnic. I have a feeling this weekend is going to be busy. My birthday is Friday, and although I was hoping to take the day off from work, I just got an invite for my third meeting that day. Ugh! But, Saturday we’re going to my parents house for dinner (and LEMON MERINGUE PIE!!) and Sunday night we’re going to dinner at Eric’s parents’ house.
Have a great rest of the week!
I am grateful for sweet friends.