I met a consultant I know through work for lunch today at a restaurant we love in Lake Oswego, OR, for some yummy tacos, chips and guacamole, and spicy Margaritas. We used to go to lunch at this restaurant every couple months before the pandemic hit. I saw her for the first time since the pandemic hit a few weeks ago when we had a lunch meeting with a vendor we both work with. It was so much fun to see her so we agreed to meet for lunch today. The food was so good. The margaritas were soooo delicious, and the company was wonderful.
After having a couple of cocktails with lunch, I wasn’t worth much the rest of the afternoon. So I spent a few hours catching up on emails and my to do list.
I’ve had a sore knee this week so decided to not walk today to give it a break. My boys don’t like this at all, but they got several play sessions in the back yard so that helped.
After feeding my boys dinner I hit my sewing room to make the binding for my NY Beauty wall hanging. You know how much I like making bindings!
It didn’t take very long because the quilt is only about 36 inches square. So before long I was wrestling it all through my machine.
Sewing this binding to this small quilt makes me really glad that I don’t have to sew binding to a big quilt!
Once I got it sewn on I had to find a video to remind myself how to join the two ends of the binding together. I do it so rarely that I always forget how to do it.
It’s really simple to do. I once purchased a special ruler to join bindings and this method is so much easier!
Once I got it joined I pressed and sewed that final section.
Then I pressed the binding and got it all clipped in place. I’ll hand sew it later.
I really like that pop of orange for the binding. It’s such a wonderful color with the blue border. It’s also in the quilt.
I’m not putting a sleeve or other hanging devices in this piece. I’m going to hang a small curtain rod on the wall above my sewing machine and will hang this using curtain rings with clips. That will make it easy to switch out different pieces when I need a change.
I didn’t walk today but noticed some lovelies on our walk last night.
More and more roses are blooming.
The peonies are starting to open up. Look at this gorgeous monster!!! It must have been more than six inches across!
I think this might be some kind of Lupine.
And the threes are showing all kinds of new growth…. so soft and so green.
I’m meeting a former coworker for lunch tomorrow. He retired at the end of last summer and I haven’t seen him since. I’m looking forward to it. But there will be no Margaritas tomorrow!
I have Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday, then I’m taking Tuesday off. Some friends and I are planning a get together here at my place on Monday.