I'm off to the garden center today to find some annuals for the front beds and for the containers on our deck. After days of hammering, power-washing, and painting the deck looks almost like new!
I spray-painted the old metal table and think we can get few more years out of it. A couple of the chairs we aren't so lucky. So I'll also be on the lookout for those and maybe a new umbrella...though I did see something on a blog where a woman painted her old umbrella...somehow I know my DH would hate that! (maybe I could paint the underside of the umbrella with quilt blocks....) Anyway, after today the weather is supposed to get really, really hot. This may be my last chance to get anything done out there!
Also on the agenda is to draft a pattern of this old and battered quilt for a friend. I've had this quilt forever with the plan of reproducing it. Not an unusual pattern but I really like the border. I have several "rescue" quilts that rarely see the light of day...sad.