The first day or 2 I finished the book I was re-reading....John Grisham's The Testament. It is a favorite of mine and was really good to read in these times of economic bewilderment! I am grateful for my instincts for a simple life and God's grace to always provide all that we need.
I spent a couple of days at my son's home enjoying the grandchildren and seeing their band The Lucky Valentines perform at the Summer Celebration! What a wonderful gathering of family and friends and children and babies!
Then home sweet home for a few days of sleeping in and catching up! I got some long waiting mending done and focused on finishing the cushions for the porch swing!
|Finito at last!|
I chose solid fabric and appliqued some birds all over the backs to honor the house finches that have nested on the porch for several summers!
I am pleased with how they turned out and am ready to nap on the porch soon!
*worth noting* I selected Duck canvas for the body of the cushions and cotton quilting fabric for the accents. The first cushion was finished last summer and faded considerably in the sun! You can see a bit of it in the left side of the photo. I imagine they will all match by the end of the summer, but would recommend using outdoor canvas if you want to avoid the fading.