I guess you could say I had a bad week.
Not earth-shattering bad, just bleh.
Plans are changing, projects dragging, interruptions interrupting.
One of our favorite summer time activities - summer theater - has dwindled from a season of in-person Broadway shows to two events at a drive-in movie theater. One of the two of those events was last week.
As much as I looked forward to it, I have to say it was nice, and it was fun, but it wasn't the same (of course). Disappointing.
On the way to the drive-in event, we passed Strawberry Fields in Skaneateles.
We didn't have time to stop and take a look around last Thursday, but I decided I needed to make a special trip back over the weekend to have a closer look, and I did.
Strawberry Fields is a hydroponic strawberry farm, with a little gift shop filled with canned jams and jellies, honey, and gifty items.
On a summer Saturday afternoon, the gift shop was packed, so I took a pass on going inside, even though it seemed like everyone was keeping good distance and wearing masks.
Instead, I was drawn to the huge field of happiness on the property, adjacent to the hydroponic field.
This is what caught my attention on the way to the theater a few nights before.
I have to say, there is nothing like a field full of sunflowers, complete with busy honey bees, in full bloom to shake off the blahs.
Back at the sewing studio, switching gears, I'm chipping away at quilting the alphabet quilt I started early last year.
Each of the 24 blocks is getting some straight quilting to highlight the blocks. Free motion stitching to come.
It's good to be making progress on this again.
Pin Cushion #20, Shut-down Series
Now that I have a growing collection of four-patch pin cushions, I am having fun arranging and rearranging them in my pile so the newest one is showcased. Feels a little like stacking soft bricks or building a cushy fort. The brown and tan pin cushion in the lower front is #20 in the series.
19 to go! I am over the hump!
Make your own four-patch pin cushions. For the step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog and scroll down to the first Puffy Fours post from March 5. That's when I started, about the same time the world was shutting down to contain COVID 19. And that'll bring you to the beginning of the four-part tutorial.