Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Our Next Class
Barb and I will hit the road again soon. Saturday, June 19, 2010 and Sunday, June 20, 2010 we will be at Tomorrow’s Heirlooms in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Above is a part of Saturday's class. There will be a stitched piece to go inside the sewing box too. Sunday's class is a small piece inspired by an antique sampler.
I've visited this shop during one of my trips to Chicago and can hardly wait for this return visit. This wonderful shop might be small but it certainly has everything. I was floored by the number of charts available at this shop! Click on the shop name for their web-site and information.
Over the weekend Dave and I did "fun" yard work. Nothing like a bit of hard physical work to make a weekend pass quickly! Things have been a bit neglected around here and my gardens need giant weeds removed. Our spring rain has certainly gotten plants growing....weeds as well as flowers.
Mostly though, we are struck by the quiet of our house. I told my husband I need some more kids to fill this place up again. He rolled his eyes and didn't seem too thrilled with the idea....but it seems like everything was more exciting with the noise and activity of lots of youth. There were times I could have pulled my hair out...but the fun times made it all worthwhile. I'm suffering from the loss of my youngest. Even though he's been gone for the past 4 years at college....it just seems more final now. He's moved to Washington, D.C. and having the time of his life.
So Dave and I are spending some of our excess time watching this new arrival to our neighborhood. I recognize lots of birds, but this one was new to me. It has a slate gray body. It's in the flycatcher family and likes roadsides and open areas.
White detailing on the tail feathers.
White throat and yellow breast. It's a Western Kingbird. Isn't he or she just too wonderful? Hopefully we will get more in this area.
Show and tell next time!