Monday, May 12, 2008

Great weekend and a finish ...

Happy Belated Mother's Day. I hope all the mom's had a lovely day!

My weekend was great .. long and busy and full of family .. just how they should be .. well not all the time, but a weekend like that every once in a while is nice.

Friday was Chris' birthday (thank you for all the nice birthday wishes in my last post). We took him to Tony Roma's .. had a wonderful meal with the 5 of us and my Dad and his girlfriend.

Saturday was very lazy for me .. Robert and Terry worked outside on the deck and I attempted to do housework but ended up spending most of my day playing on the computer and stitching. I finished Country Cottage Needlework's Sunshine Sampler. I just love this piece ... I think I might send this off to Vonna .. don't you think it would make a cute pillow?



Saturday night we went to our neighbors for tuna tacos and tequila tasting. They just got back from a 2 week vacation in a small village outside of Ixtapa, Mexico. They brought back 3 tequilas and 2 dessert tequilas. We had a great time .. and ya know there really are differences in tequilas! lol .. and the dessert ones were awesome if you like Kahula type liquors.

Sunday the kids, Chris, Monica and Robert, cooked brunch for me. It was a yummy brunch of fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries), sticky buns, hashbrowns and a lovely baked egg dish. Robert burned me a cd of music .. all kinds, there's the Chili Peppers, Feist and Yael Naim just to name a few. Chris and Monica got me a new frying pan and some new kitchen towels. I had thrown out so many of my old crusty pots and pans, it was fun to get a new one .. and it's red! lol

We started watching the 2nd Indiana Jones movie while having brunch. After the movie was over, we went for a nice long walk and came back to watch the 3rd IJ .. all of a sudden it 6:30 and everyone was hungry again .. of course I wasn't going to cook lol so off to Chipotle. It derfinately was a nice Mother's day :)

I also stitched on my biscornu and started sewing it together .. found a button I really like for the middle .. but now I'm nervous that all fit together .. should have it done tomorrow. Ohhhh and how come no one told me how fun it is trying to pick up those dammm little backstitches when you are sewing it together! arrrgghhhh lol

Ok .. I'm off to do a little stitching before bed. Hope every had a good monday .. or as good as they can be .. after all they are Monday! lol Thanks for all your comments ... I really enjoy hearing from you all.

I'm grateful for walks with my family ...

17 comments:

karen said...

hey girl, sunflower looks great! pillow, oh yeah! glad you had a wonderful mother's day i did too and a great Monday (at least the bowling part, will email you) LOL

Hugs!

Barbara said...

Oh, I love tequila! :)

The assembly of a biscornu makes me wish I had very tiny (but strong and agile) fingers - and maybe three sets of hands. LOL!

Vonna said...

Now I'm not trying to turn the tide, but I have THE PERFECT set of fabrics for this that I've been saving for my own Sunflower sampler....;) Mine's not stitched...yours is...

Glad your Mother's day weekend was spectacular!

Kim B said...

Sounds like your weekend was great!! Your finish looks lovely! Can't wait to see your biscornu!

Shelleen said...

What a great weekend you had.

staci said...

Sounds like a fun weekend...now I'm hungry LOL!

Michelle said...

Hi Michele,

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you..I love your sunflower and a pillow is a great idea :)

Michelle

vEr0n!c@ said...

Congratulations on your CCN sunflowers. The fabric enhances the design perfectly. Very sweet!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great weekend!
Your finish is lovely and i bet it will look great as a pillow!
Just about to attempt my first biscornu aaahhh

Wendy said...

Very pretty finish, Michele! And it sounds like you spent a perfect Mother's Day!!

Sally said...

Beautiful finish Michele! A lovely cheerful summery piece:)

Sounds like you had a wonderful weeekend!

monique said...

Your finish is cute and your Mother's day sounds great!

Happy belated b-day to Chris, as well :)

Donna said...

I love your sampler--nice work! I'm blanking on what company CCN is .. ? I'm a sunflower and cross stitch fan, and would love to find this pattern.

Ruth said...

ROTFLOL Damn those little backstitches. lol Sorry, I can't help it, I'm cracking up imagining the swearing.

Congrats on the beautiful sampler finish and on having a quiet weekend. Who needs to clean?

Ruth said...

Oh, and the next time you're having tacos and tequilla, you need to call!

stitcherw said...

Glad you had such a good time, sounds like a yummy and relaxing time. The Dessert Tequilas sound really interesting, I like Kahula (especially in Mudslides or White Russians) so they sound like something I'd enjoy. Congrats on finishing the Sunflower Sampler, it looks wonderful. I'll bet it would make an adorable pillow.
Sue

Yuko said...

Hi Michele!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog!
And congratulations on your lovely finish!
I love this design very much, sunflower motifs always make me cheer up!
Your stitching is very beautiful!