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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Wildflowers and Planet Earth Applique
On Friday, I drove J to the airport to visit his daughter. I've watched movies he didn't care to see, did a long meditation, and a bit of stitchery. It also meant I could do whatever I wished with my birth day. Early, there were cards savored over a cup of tea, on the porch. And a walk with the dogs, while I gathered grasses for the chickens and cut wild flowers for a bouquet. I had intended to add some garden flowers, possibly some hyssop, zinnias, sunflowers, or purple butterfly bush, but I was so pleased with the wild bouquet, I left it as is. I should tell you the birds have spread beautyberry across this land, as well as mulberry, so these were from a bird-planted bush. Then there were baked pancakes, shared with the pups. A bit later, I'll be heading to a family dinner at my Mom's.
Wendy the other day, I decided I'd like to work on the jewelry cinch bag today. It just felt right to do something for someone else this birthday. But, after looking at the instructions yesterday, I realized I needed batting, an eyelet kit and a rotary cutter. I expect I could do without the rotaty cutter, but I was informed just last week that I would need one for another project I've got in mind. So, the best laid plans... They're closed Sundays, but I expect to be at Hobby Lobby tomorrow gathering what I need, and hope to be showing you the results before long. I wish you a happy, relaxing Labor Day!