First, I made a stop at the post office, and then I headed over for my monthly pedicure. My feet always thank me for it. The spa where I go has a whole bank of windows where their pedicure chairs are, and so I was able to enjoy the brightness and the sunshine from there, albeit through the glass. What better way to enjoy the sun when one has not used one's sun screen? After that, I had to go to the grocery store, but I was through there in record time. I had quite a few items on my list, but 3/4 of them were in the produce section. I didn't have to wander up and down very many aisles before I was out of there.
Before I left, however, I took the last stitches on the latest of the Quilted Snowladies:
I've noticed that these patterns aren't always complete...or else the pictures aren't always complete. For example, the stitchery above has the little green tree on the left. But when you look at the pattern picture (below), the green tree is missing.
It was included on the pattern for tracing, but not in the picture. On the other hand, the grass below the "Feed the Birds" sign is clearly visible, but it was missing from the pattern for tracing. I drew in the grass on my own. Fortunately, it wasn't difficult because my lack of drawing skills is legend.
That makes 6 out of twelve stitcheries complete. The next time I work on this quilt, I'll be doing the one below.
Where should I put the cat? I'm leaning toward putting the cat on the right side of the snow lady, or just below the "Finish Line" sign.
And then this afternoon, I made up the next stitchery for the Vintage Tin quilt. This will be Block 5 of 9 for this quilt. I've been doing the smallest blocks up until now. When I get to Block 7 they get a whole lot bigger.
And that's my day! Mike is on his way home. With such lovely weather, it's time to break out the lavender tea and make lavender-honey syrup for Bees Knees cocktails. It's one of our favorite ways to enjoy a nice evening outside. Mike will be barbecuing steaks for a Seared Rib-Eye Steak with Arugula and Roasted Pepper salad. It's another great dish for enjoying a nice evening outside. We always substitute spinach for the arugula, and we're using New York steaks since that's what I had in my freezer. You can click on those links for the salad recipe and the cocktail recipe.
With that...I'm off! I hope you had a nice day today too.