Since my hubby is camping, I joined in on Friday Night with Friends. I enjoyed a glass of this sparkly, bubbly, screw top wine. Although it sounds cheap, at $10 a bottle it is on the high end of my wine purchases! We do not live near a Trader Joe's so there is no two buck chuck for me. My friends and I call this wine "Mommy Kool Aid" and it is available in three flavors. I like the red best, but the pink and white are good too.
A few weeks ago I saw the unveiling of this mystery quilt on Butterfly Threads' blog http://www.butterflythreadsquilting.com/
I think it looks like sunflowers and so summery. I started digging in my stash to make one. I am going to have 16 blocks in mine making it square, but am using the same color scheme as shown here. I really don't need another quilt, but had no self-control when I saw this design. Plus, it was a free pattern and I know I can make it out of fabric I have on hand. Diane's instructions are easy to follow. I spent Friday Night with Friends working on the yellow pieces. I finished cutting and sewing them. Now I just need to trim them down to 3.5 inches and select my brown centers. She recommended using one brown, but I might go scrappy with them too.
In Friday's mail, I received a package all the way from Dublin, Ireland. It was from Linda (Sew Nicely on Flickr). She was very generous!
I had requested a floral themed mug rug. She outlined the flowers on the fabric with beautiful embroidery stitches.
She included some fun Irish trinkets including a new coffee mug my teenager will try to swipe. Both sides of the mug rug are adorable. It is definitely reversible and I cannot decide which side I like better.
I just received info about a new swap partner that I am supposed to make a needle book for, so I have some digging around in my stash to do. Be sure and check out this link to see what all our friends were working on last night...http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2014/06/fnwf.html