Sunday, September 6, 2015

Relaxing weekend

We are enjoying a three day weekend - at least if you are among the employed. It's Labor Day on Monday and a legal holiday. 
For me, it means that Newton and Honey Do are home an extra day. I'll take it. 

I managed a little time weeding my flower beds which are in desperate need of attention. I was almost finished for the time and came across this beautiful female banded garden spider. We see a lot of spiders this time of year. It's the end of summer and I think they are preparing for winter and egg laying. I didn't find an egg sack, but it may be too soon for that. She is a beauty. AND big. You can see from the first photo of Honey Do holding her to get an idea of her size. Honey Do is not a small man :) 

Saturday evening afforded me some time to draw off a new design. This is a halloween design from Crabapple Hill called Witches Boot. I've had it for several years. I pulled it out because I had gotten an advertisement from a favorite fabric supplier offering halloween prints on special this week and I was trying to decide if I should purchase. I was shocked how much fabric I've already collected for this project. Needless to say, I didn't purchase any new fabric, but since it was out I decided to draw off the design. I'm not going to stitch it right now because I received one of my row-along patterns and really don't want to start another new project. The row will be started on Tuesday, after I have an opportunity to print the pattern.


A new design I did start on Friday is almost finished. Nana's Jug from Jenny of Elefantz has been stitched and I've added the borders. What a fun little project this turned out to be. I'm planning on finishing it as a pillow for my bed on Monday. The fabrics for the outer border are 30s reproduction that I found last spring. I absolutely love how this one turned out.

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and finding things to do that bring them joy in their simplicity.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creativity.


Melody said...

I'm not usually a spider fan, but your spider is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

A well-spent holiday! I love the spider. I don't think I've ever seen one and wouldn't have known what it was. There are a lot around here, but mostly small ones. I miss Daddy Long Legs spiders because I've been around them all my life, and they stay in high corners getting the bugs that sneak in. I leave all spiders alone unless they come in bed or the bathtub with me. I much prefer them to the other bugs!