Hope everyone is enjoying Spring. We had a rain shower yesterday so we're back in the 80's and 90's which is cool for us at this time of year. Very nice. I can't believe we don't have medical appointments this week so maybe things will slow down! I still watch Thomas after school 3 days a week and then I'll have him this weekend meaning it's still busy but fun.
So, here are some of my "likes" this week even tho the list is short:
1. Sue's quilt is finished:
This one is really hard to part with. I started it last year to the "sandwich" phase and it sat. I spent 2 days last weekend quilting in the ditch and putting the binding plus label on. Sue is a friend and staff worker of my daughter. She is such a cool woman but is suffering many medical issues in her 60's. She is a great cook, gardener and home maker as well as being accomplished in her career at work.
Sometimes, I meet someone and they make such a fun, long- term impression on me and that is Sue. She has been a good friend to my daughter. Her favorite color is purple. I think I got that right in this quilt. I never realized how beautiful green and purple are together!
I used 8 Fat Quarters from the stash, cut them into 5 inch squares and then made a Disappearing 9 Patch pattern for the blocks. I had a small piece of fabric in the stash from Mary Jo's Sewing Room for the small green "pins" border. The backing is also from the stash and I forgot to save the selvage on that piece for note taking. A lavender jelly roll for backing sets off the green too.
It is 42 x 54 inches . Here's the label:
Sue is taking a medical leave at work this summer so we'll give the quilt to her before she leaves.
2. Pedicures at my nail salon Hakuna Matada ( no worries)-love the name.
The last few years it has been difficult to do my own pedicure so I found this little place in Sun City that does a great job for $18!! It lasts 3 weeks! In the winter I give my toe nails a rest but then in the summer I get color cause I live in sandals. I am so grateful for this salon. Recently, my daughter has been going with me which gives us precious time together - just the two of us.
3. Tagliani's Italian restaurant.
Saturday, my daughter's family took me to lunch as a thank you for my house- sitting during the bathroom water leak disaster. (It's still not done after 2 months but they are getting close). This restaurant is so lovely, has great food and offers gluten free pasta. Yummy. They even sell their own homemade sauce which is gooooood.
4. Golden State Warriors are still in the NBA playoffs. I'm exhausted watching them but it's still such fun.
I'm sure I liked more things this last week but forgot to write them down. That's the only way I can
keep track of things these days.
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Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!