I have a four day weekend coming up. It’s supposed to rain all four days. And I think this is supposed to be a real soaker. I’m hoping they’re wrong. I’d like to have four days when I can actually get out and so some things, rather than sitting home the entire time.
I went and played pickleball last night. Local pickleball clubs host open play nights where you can just show up and they’ll get you into a game. None of my friends were available, so I went by myself. I am a raging introvert. I mean, I’m REALLY a strong and dedicated introvert. So this was a big deal. And I had a blast!!!
I’m so glad I went. I mean, look at that happy face! But I’ve been paying the price today. I’m going to get a good night sleep tonight and then more pickleball tomorrow afternoon… IF the rain holds off.
Since I was so worn out last night I didn’t spend any time at all in my sewing room, and I didn’t do much in there tonight either. I did manage to get two hats cut out and get the interfacing fused. So I have two more hats that are ready to be sewn together.
I used a fabric combo that someone used in a bucket hat they posted on the Kaffe Fassett Facebook page earlier this week. I loved it so much I just had to do the same thing.
That top fabric is Philip Jacobs coleus in yellow. It’s so magnificent! That’s a beautiful design, but that color way is so special. It’s combined with this bright and cheerful jumble in pink and yellow. This will be a beauty!
And I swear… I AM going to get at least one quilt backing mad this weekend.
The roses here in Portland have started blooming… and just in time. Portland is known as Rose City. In fact, The Rose Festival is going on right now. So the roses have started blooming just in time.
I took a lot of time to do my afternoon and evening walks today because I stopped and took a lot of photos of roses.
This first one looks like it has two buds in one bloom. I wonder if that’s really what’s going on here.
This next one was soooo big! I swear it was at least six inches across!
Here’s a bunch of photos. Click on each photo to see the image enlarged.
I kept having to explain to people why I was in their yard!
A friend of mine gave ma a rose of Sharon plant last summer. I got a few blooms on it last summer. I’m hopeful that it will do a little better this year.
A few weeks ago I had my yard buy move the plant from a post and plant in one of my flower beds in the back yard.
It looks really happy and is growing nicely. I think I even found a bud! that makes me so happy.
And here’s something fun. I’ve picked up some fun free plants on my walks in the last couple months a nd tonight i carried home this Norfolk pine . I’ve also gotten some Japanese maple trees, a couple clumps of crocosmia, some day lillies. I love geting free plants!
A friend of mine gave me some bamboo last summer. I put it in that pot, but it looks completely dead now, so It’s in the bin and this tree is planted in that big pot.
I was looking at my tattoo last night and decided to take a photo since I haven’t done that since I got it back in April. And it looks really good!
I’m pretty happy with it.
Bender is worn out. I’m with Bender! Off to bed so I can start my exciting weekend tomorrow.
He looks so comfy!