1. The sun is shining here a bit today. On and off, but enough for us all to walk to the park, dry off the swings, and have a good time.
2. I made this pillow last week for an early b-day gift. I went to town with the free-motion quilting gig and am super happy with how my new machine handles it. Very well indeed. Good tools make all the difference, that's all I gotta say. I just went for this freehand and didn't draw anything on the muslin, just started sketching with the thread directly onto the fabric. (I backed the muslin with flannel first, for some additional support.) Now I want to make about 50 more. . .well, not 50 more pillows, but more thread drawings.
3. I also made some of this granola today which has made me quite happy and made the house smell very good.
4. I went out to breakfast with a friend this morning and received a wonderful CD from her--You Are My Little Bird, by Elizabeth Mitchell. We have her other cd's which are amazing as well, but this one is really good. I cried. (but I am crying all the time now, hormones, you know.) She makes music for small people, but she sounds like she could have been in the Breeders, and this particular CD has a great VU cover, so that's what I'm talking about here. Also, little kids sing on it, and they are really kids---all off key and sweet, which makes Sadie and Delia so happy. I can't tell you how much I love this CD and how much I think everyone should buy it and support this kind of artist. Well, I guess I just did tell you. Okay. And on her site, I just noticed, you can get a pdf with the lyrics and chord charts so you can play along!