It's a bit soggy here this morning with more spring showers. I went outside between downpours and found this little corner of the yard looking so pretty. The daisies planted themselves here with the clematis and next to the lupine. They've popped up all over the yard and even make the weedy patches look presentable.
The Mister's been cooking all the meals this whole entire weekend and I couldn't be happier about that. (His idea and gift to me!) He usually makes breakfast on the weekends and in fact is making French Toast as we speak. The kids all got their first kitchen experience from him. As soon as they were old enough to stand on a stool and hold a spatula they were at his side flipping pancakes or stirring the waffle batter every Saturday & Sunday morning. It's great when the whole family participates together and makes a contribution toward bringing food to the table, whether it's the planning, shopping, cooking or clean-up, with the acknowledgment that it's not just one person's "job". I do the bulk of it without too much whining, but it's really nice to have supportive helpers.
Not having to think about meals really frees up my time for other things... like um...driving all over town yesterday to find enough bias binding for this quilt. I only needed four little packages for heavens sake. Resources are often limited in a small town and that can make it near impossible to find all you need in one place. A simple outing turned into a quest. I ended up with two packages from Joann's, one from a local craft store and one from the drug store. The last two weren't from the same dye lot and didn't match, but I bought it anyway because by that time I just wanted to get home. No wonder I have such a hard time finishing things--ha!
And speaking of that, I'm pleased so many of you are getting into the race with 'Finish What You Have'. I'm setting up a flickr group over here so we can share the projects we've dug out. Seeing what others are doing will help inspire us. A big thank-you to Justine for making a button for this. Actually, I think her hubby made it which explains the racing flags thing. I would've never thought of that, but he did and I think it's very clever. I love the colors! Feel free to use it on your blog. I'll be adding it to my sidebar once I figure out how to do this again. (I have the code, but it doesn't seem to be working, nor is my email to Justine going through to Australia, so if you happen to be reading this dear...help! ) This should be fun, I don't want anyone to feel like they're under a deadline or anything though. Quilts for instance, may probably take longer than a month to complete. And we all know life happens. The main idea is just getting the stuff out again and committing to finishing it. I'll most likely start a new project here and there in between, even though I'm still pushing to get my older projects to the finish line.