Monday, May 5, 2014

summer has arrived

I do believe summer reared it's little head today, temps were in the mid 90's. We had a perfect weekend, seriously the best in a long time becasue it did not rain :) Our neighbors were down from Charlotte and we invited them over for a cinco de mayo dinner last night and then we took a sunset cruise on their boat. It was a perfect end to the evening.

Today was the heat wave, 95 and sunny so what do you do when it's that hot??

The water was still a tad chilly to swim but I along with all the other boaters waded out to our knees. This little beach is known as "Sandy Beach" on the weekends it is packed full of boaters, some beach their boats and when there is no more room everyone just ties off. We rarely come here on the weekends because it is so busy, we forgot about today being cinco de mayo so when we got there it was already pretty packed. We love this beach we take the dogs and there are usually other dogs running around.

When it is this hot I usually do not get much stitching done until it cools down in the evening, but on Saturday I did manage to finish this pillow for my Grandmothers birthday . I was so nervous about sewing it but I think it went fairly smooth. I noticed that I do need to take my sewing machine in and get her tuned up. I want to keep it in tip top shape and have yet to do that since buying it a few years ago.

Her are all the fabric I used to finish the piece, the light colored fabric is on the back

I recieved cinnamon hearts a few weeks ago and am now putting some stitches into it. I can't wait to see it come together.

Wishing you all a fantastic week. Thank you for all your lovely commentsa. I really appreciate them always :D


Raven/Missy said...

Sounds like a perfect place to spend some time, am glad to hear you had a good time. Your pillow is gorgeous!

Chris said...

Looks like a lovely time at the lake!
Your finish for your Grandmother is wonderful.

Margaret said...

Lovely finish for your grandmother. 95 -- too hot!

Vickie said...

Good times! Good for you. Your Grandmother's gift is fantastic!

Melissa said...

I love what you stitched for your grandma, and such a sweet finish!

Yikes, those temperatures are hot! But at least you were near the water for some of it!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

95 degrees...WOW! Looks and sound like a fun day! I love your PS finish and the way you finished it is gorgeous. Your Granny will love it!

Bekca said...

Congrats on your pillow finish, it looks wonderful :)

valerie said...

Sounds like a fun day! Great finish for your gramma. She's going to love it!