Sewing and Reading. That's what I've been busy with lately. We have a comfortable bench out front so I can keep an eye on Benjamin and the girls while they play and ride their scooters. May is the best month in Texas. I always say that until October comes around and then it's my favorite month. ;0)
I've been wanting to learn how to make yo-yo's, so I found these great online instructions and got out my basket of scraps.
I don't have the patience for a quilt so I'm making a couple of potholders. This one is half finished and it took less than an hour.
Let me know if you try them!
I also finished embroidering a baby onesie this afternoon...
I mentioned that we were making a trip to the bookstore this past weekend. Have you read The Sugar Creek Gang series? Phillip and I read them when we were younger and loved them! The lady at the used books store said they are hard to find so I was surprised to see 5 of them on the shelf.
I've also been looking for Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson. I found a copy for less than $3.00!
An endearing and precise record of country life in England at the last century.
And last but not least, My Mother's Garden. An essay collection about Love, Flowers and Family.
I'm not finished the book yet, but here are a few quotes I've been enjoying...
"My earliest memories are of Grandmother Lovejoy in her sunny cottage garden, where the days seemed endless and the star-flecked nights were always warm and thick with the perfume of jasmine and gardenias."
"Mother had just pulled out two gooseberry pies, with fine golden crusts, from the oven when there was a knock at the door. Friends had stopped by for a surprise visit. Folks used to do this on Sunday afternoon drives in the country."
"A mocking bird sang in Grandmother's garden. He was king of the garden, and the rose was queen. Every night when the garden was still, he serenaded Grandmother; and she would lie awake and listen to him, for she said he told her all the glad tidings of the day, and helped her understand the flower folk and bird fold and insect folk that lived in her garden."
So, what have you been busy with this May?