Wow - last week really got away from me! I meant to post my apron finish, but we're just having too much fun outside in this great weather! More about that later.
A while back I mentioned that I was making an apron for a friend. She doesn't read my blog so I feel OK showing it to you now. This is the Chatterbox Apron from Mary Mulari. Mary is so nice - I had some website "issues" and she was right there to help - and late in the evening at that! I found some beautiful Fig Tree fabric which goes along with the vintage look of the apron. It's reversible - Mr. Squash likes that you can cook wearing it on one side, then turn it around and serve wearing the other side! Here is the one side:
And here is the other. I should have ironed the fold out on this side, but it's a scorcher today and I don't want to turn on the iron! I remember my mother wearing a very similar style!Look what Cindy gave me when we met at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show! What a totally unexpected and generous gift - and I love each one! The Schnibbles Hat Trick pattern is a complete kit - in fabrics Cindy knew I would love! The same goes for the wall hanging kit - oh Cindy, you do know my taste! I also love the pincushion she made - complete with a little hand quilting - Cindy, your work is marvelous - thank you, again!
I also won a giveaway from Mary at Marin & Colusa!! I don't normally enter giveaways as my stash runneth over, but the pattern was so "me", I couldn't resist - and I won! Mary also included some Stitching Lines for me - she knows how much I love to use them! Thanks so much, Mary!
This past week we went fly fishing! We decided to check out an area of the Tucannon River we had previously scouted. We found a back way there saving a considerable amount of driving time! It took us up over high hills planted mostly in wheat and also sporting a few wind farms. Mr. Squash took this photo from atop the highest ridge. The road next to the green field of Afalfa was on the way to the river. We didn't fish for very long as it was getting too hot, but we both caught and released several nice Rainbow trout. We're going again on Tuesday -- this time I'll be sure to get more photos!