The Weekend’s Over…

It’s Sunday night and the weekend is over. Why do weekends go so fast but week days can drag on and on?

Yesterday morning I took Rico for his herding lesson and he was brilliant as ever. Then I met a friend at a local fabric store so I could pick up a piece of fabric that a friend wanted me to get for her.

After that I decided to take the boys for a run in the field that has the creek running along it. I almost drove right home but decided since we were already up in the area we should just drop by before we hit the road . They had a blast running and running and diving into the creek to cool off.

Look at that amazing sky!

I really have no idea what I did with the rest of my day. I did take the boys for a walk in the evening and then went grocery shopping at around 8:30 pm. There are a lot of hours in there that are unaccounted for.

This morning I got up and went to play pickleball. It was a great way to start the day and the weather was perfect! When I got home I took a half hour and laid down on the sofa with ice in my shoulder. Then I got a little busy. I changed the sheets on my bed and in the guest room and washed both sets of sheets. Then I did an additional three loads of laundry and folded it all.

It was so cool after dinner tonight that I opened the sliding glass door and bedroom windows to get a lovely breeze going through. We also took our evening stroll and it was so gorgeous! I’m really loving the mild summer we’re having.

Once I got home I iced my shoulder again and then hit my sewing room and quilted the panels for the dark bag I’ve been working on.

I decided that I had better get this bag done during my creative funk or it could sit there for months!

I almost always use a light gray thread for quilting bright colorful fabrics. But I decided that black thread would look better on this. I like the way the quilting shows up on the lighter fabrics.

I’m sure I’ll work on this bag again before the week is out.

My walks around the neighborhood are showing me a lot of varieties of lilies right now. This one must have been almost six inches across!

They’re just gorgeous.

The hydrangeas are also in bloom right now. I ran across this beauty this afternoon. Look at all this gorgeous color! Those little turquoise centers just kill me!

I think this next one is also a variety of hydrangea. But I’ve been wrong before.

Here’s two more very small hydrangeas. These aren’t even up to my knees!

And I’m always amazed to see yucca in Portland. They seem like such a desert plant. They actually do really well here.

That’s probably taller than I am!

And look at this amazing thing.

I had to take a photo with my hand in it to show how big it is.

I’ll wind up the weekend with a couple of Frankenbags made by blog readers. This first one was made by Christy Pyles. She said she isn’t comfortable working with this kind of abstract piecing but was able to adjust and figure it out. I think she did a great job and I love the colors in this bag. And all those tiny squares are just so cool!

Last up tonight is this bag made by Lucy Byrd. I’ve posted a lot of photos of bags made by my blog readers and I have to day that this is a one-of-a-kind. All saturated colors against the black background… it almost feels like a hand woven wool rug. It’s just very cool! She made this using pieces left over from a quilt.

Here’s to a week that goes by quickly! I have a sheep herding seminar coming up next weekend.

9 Replies to “The Weekend’s Over…”

  1. Good morning Ann, your hydrangea looks like what we Brits know as a Lanarth White…
    Absolutely love the bags today.


  2. Good morning, Anne! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Another positive idea for you… I learned this from my mom. If you can accomplish one thing during the day, then you can credit yourself with a success. To apply it to your dry spell – do one thing a day. If you organize one little box of scraps, that’s a success. Have a little area that is slightly messy? Straighten it up. You don’t need to work on or even finish a huge project. Take baby steps, and soon you’ll be back to your frenetic pace!
    BTW – I don’t know if you’ve ever shopped at Hancock’s of Padukah. Since it’s in Kentucky, and I live in Virginia, all my shopping is online. There are always discount fabrics (3.99-7.99). You just need patience to scroll through the listings. Right now, there are Kaffe fabrics listed in the $7.99 section. I thought of you when I saw them. Maybe scrolling though will help your creative spark return. 🙂


  3. Your red spiral bag is awesome already! Love the day lilies and hydrangeas 🥰! I wish we were having your cool weather, it will be 104 again today. 🥵 we are still packing and it gets miserable. I hate the intense heat 😡🤬🤣! Hugs to the boys 🥰


  4. As always your color choices and workmanship are exceptional! And the boys are as handsome as ever. I have to add that bag by Lucy Byrd is a gorgeous work of art.
    I’ve been thinking a bit of rummaging in your magic closet may spark a new idea or two. Isn’t that what’s happened once or twice in the past? How did you happen upon the key fob and bucket hat ideas? Maybe some casual fiddling around in whatever sources you use will generate some new passions? I always find something on Pinterest that gets me going.


  5. Here on the East Coast, the giant “dandelion” heads are from Salsify plants. Not sure if that’s what yours would be, but they’re so cool!


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