It has been a lovely weekend so far (I'm including Friday in since I had the hubby home so it felt like a weekend day). Nice cool temperatures in the low 70's. I am in heaven.... much better than that 90+ stuff we normally have.
It got me to feel like hand quilting on Friday afternoon so I pulled out the Hugs and Kisses quilt and started hand quilting on the border. It felt soooooo good to be hand quilting again.
The Martian. He never plans dates so I jumped and we went to see a 7:30 showing of The Martian thinking we would do dinner after. We nixed the dinner idea (good thing we did soda and popcorn at the movie) when we got out of the theater well after 10PM! The movie was 2 hours and 20 minutes but what a wonderful movie it was. I highly recommend heading to the theater to see this one.
Saturday was a nice sleep in day and then a run to the girl scout store to pick up a few things. A quick drop into work to send in the order, check on my manager who has been out for a couple of weeks and finish some paperwork. A gas fill up at $2.01 a gallon for the car and it was back home for the afternoon. I did make a stop at The Marion Market - a local weekend flea market and vendor site to hit the veggie and fruit area. I had to call Mom and let her know I was doing that too (just to rub it in with all the fresh veggies!). I got a cabbage, a huge romaine lettuce, peppers, sprouts, 5 limes, beets and greens....... perfect for fajitas for dinner Saturday evening and meals and lunches for the rest of the week with the salad things I had already. I am cooking up a batch of black beans on one burner and the beets are boiling on another while I prepped all the veggies and got them settled into the crisper. Two huge bags of lettuce processed from one huge head for $1.50. Just amazes me. The chicken has been marinating in the fajita seasoning and I just need to cook that up with some onions and peppers and make some rice and guacamole and dinner will be set. I'm going to pull out the margaritas I made last Friday from the freezer and have one with dinner tonight too =)
Sunday will find me doing some gardening, bringing my FIL out for a birthday lunch with our family and generally enjoying the day with the kids and Greg. I will be able to get some slow stitching in as well with my Hugs and Kisses quilt and some hand work adding orange to the trip around the world block. I am itching to start basting those 30 inch blocks for quilting... but will wait for them to all be done. Two in progress (orange and dark green at the bottom of the picture) and one more to go in teal will give me my 9 blocks. That green one will change a bit and have more dark green heading out from the white round I think. Not too shabby for staring the blue one last December and stitching all the 2.5 inch blocks by hand. There are 225 squares in each 30 inch block below...that's a lot of squares!
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap on Sunday morning for their link parties.