A quiet holiday weekend at home. We invited a couple of older friends from church to our place for Friday fish-fry take out from our local restaurant. They too are tired of the unending isolation and gladly accepted, bringing with them this gorgeous bouquet.
So very thoughtful and beautiful, especially since not much is blooming outdoors at the moment, even the dandelions in the lawn have gone to seed. We had a wonderful evening eating, chatting and reminiscing about better days.
The weather has been warmer and even sunny several of the past few days, enough so that the side porch has been scrubbed, the bistro table set out, and my latest little mini resides there now. Here it is, along with the very last of the daffodils and tulips from the yard.
As you may have guessed this mini mat is another of my 2012 FMQ practice pieces that I wanted to save to hopefully remember some of the designs. Now bound and made useful in other ways too.
So many feathers, I love them, don't do many now because my eyes aren't good enough to track back on the previously quilted curves anymore. Maybe someday. I was finally able to get an appointment with the retina specialist for early June, so we should know more about the prognosis after they have done all their testing.
We visited one of the local nurseries last week, and I fell in love with this hanging basket - tuberous begonias. I've never had this variety of begonia before, hope I can keep them blooming all summer. Aren't these flowers just luscious!
They remind me of slices of fresh summer peaches. Yummy!
Another piece of positive news, we've been given the go-ahead to restart our quilt ministry at the church fellowship hall this week, as long as there are not more than 10 people, wearing their masks, etc. etc. So very happy about that! We have plenty of room to meet all the guidelines so we're good to go. That will lift so many spirits.
I'll link this post with Wendy at The Constant Quilter when she posts her end-of-month mini roundup later this week.
Happy quilting, and Memorial Day barbequeing!