The plants are in the ground! I put them in last weekend, in fact. It was kind of chilly and predicted to be very rainy early in the week, but I figured that the plants would prefer that over the scorching heat that was forcasted for this weekend (and actually happened). So far so good - everything is green and growing!
The paper patterns arrived (all 2700+ pounds of them)! They are BEAUTIFUL, and only occupy 1/3 of our unused formal living room. Of course, I want them to find new homes, so I will be getting wholesale/retail ordering information together very soon!
My awesome husband built us the coolest patio set! We fixed up the wrought iron curbside-find chairs I mentioned here last month. I say "we," but the only thing I had to do was staple marine vinyl and batting to the seats. He cleaned and spray painted the chairs, poured the concrete tabletop (using scrap wood we had on hand to make the form, and old wire shelves as reinforcement), and built the base out of inexpensive deck supports from Home Depot. We love it! All the set needs now is a classy tablecloth, and I'm holding out for Jennifer's laminates!
And just to add some "fluff" to this post...we picked up a 5 lb bucket of Marshmallow Fluff at Restaurant Depot last weekend. At just over a buck a pound, who could resist? We used about 3 tablespoons last week, so at this rate it should last us 14.3 years (no, I didn't really do that math...I thought about it, but that would mean figuring out the density of fluff, etc.). Anyway, hopefully the bucket will be empty in time for our grandchildren to take it to the beach.
Most importantly, Mother's day is coming up!!! Even if you aren't a mom in the traditional sense, you certainly have provided nurturing, and have been the recipient of nurturing along the way. I really feel like that is what the day is about...just appreciating those who care for others, no matter what!
We are celebrating in grand fashion this year! My sweet mama Elizabeth is coming to town on Tuesday, and we are heading up to Wilton, CT (with Louie in tow) for the awesome Sis Boom Big Sale! Jennifer's stylish mama Patricia will be there too, so it will truly be a celebration of women who inspire creativity and spunk! If you are in a 2,000 mile radius of Wilton, please come and see us! I'll be there all day Thursday and Friday, cutting yards and yards of gorgeous Sis Boom fabric!!! My paper patterns will also be making their debut there, so you'll have all the makings for beautiful, custom, one-of-a-kind clothing creations!
OK, I know this post has been very mama-centric, but you might have gotten the hint from the pics above...Jennifer and I working on a pair of patterns that the boys in you life will LOVE! They are with the testers right now, and passing with flying colors. We promise that they will be here in plenty of time for Father's Day! In the meantime, sew up those tunics and peasants for the great women in your life!!!