Hectic Weekend Ahead

It's unseasonably warm here in the Northwest, as it has been throughout the winter and spring. We aren't accustomed to these warm temperatures in June. Here's our forecast for the coming week:

We're always about ten degrees cooler here on our hill. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be on the hill for most of the weekend. This morning, I'm walking with Sue. Then, this afternoon we're going out on our boat on the Willamette River. Being on the river is a good place to be on a hot day, and so that will be nice. Then, Saturday morning, we're going down to the Portland Farmer's Market, and then to the Portland International Beerfest Saturday afternoon. That was Erik's idea. I'm not a beer drinker, but he thinks there will be hard ciders and some less "beery" beers (if that makes sense) that I might enjoy. What the heck? A day with the kids is always fun, beer or no beer.

The sunflowers are enjoying this heat, and the first one opened all the way yesterday morning. Yay!

Also, yesterday morning I continued to make headway on my embroidery piece. It doesn't show up well in this image, but the garland on the Christmas tree is done in a sparkly silver floss, and it is very pretty.

When I finished all those French knots, I had the whole right side of the piece finished.

I've rehooped to the left side, and I'm ready to go again. The French knots on this next tree will be done in a gold sparkly floss.

So...all of that to say that if you don't hear from me for a day or two, it will be because I've been out having fun. Hopefully, I won't succumb to the heat. Try to stay cool at your end too.

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

Dana Gaffney said...

It sounds like you'll be having a very nice weekend, enjoy.

Sarah said...

LOVE that sunflower! I'm always impressed with your stitcheries! I'll share some of our cool for some of your heat...highs of only 60F in WNY this weekend along with yet another flood watch.

Sher S. said...

The sunflower is beautiful, they always amaze me watching them grow. Thanks for sharing yours. I hear you about the heat, they say this is a very unusual spring and summer here in Florida because we have had 90+ temps daily since the end of April and with that comes the humidity. I'm a wet rag when going outside and feel like I need to shower when coming back in. I'm thankful for a/c because if not for that I'd move back to Calif. Love watching your stitchery change as you get more done.

gibbygoo56 said...

I love your embroidery! Its quite lovely. Did you color the fabric or did it come that way? It adds so much to the piece.

Have fun at the Beer festival. Hopefully you can stay cool.

Brown Family said...

I heard that it will be hotter in the northwest than it is in Dallas this week. That is crazy

Cath said...

It is already Sunday here so I hope you had a lovely weekend and that the weather was not too much.

quiltzyx said...

The embroidery is so cute & fun - you're doing a great job, as usual!
Sounds like a very full weekend for you. It was too hot to do anything at my house (can't afford to run the a/c), so I read & watched TV with the fan blowing on me. Worked Sunday for 2 hours - that was great, nice & cool in the basement here!!