Saturday, August 2, 2008

Busy Saturday

The first Saturday in every month my "Sweet Mom" & I meet at Panera Bread for breakfast and then head off to our favorite Quilt shop in Chattanooga for a Saturday Sampler. This morning my "Sweet honey" joined us for breakfast because he had some errands to do there. At the Quilt shop my Mom & I go to a 10 minute presentation and you receive the fabric and instructions to make 1 quilt block. At the end of the year, you have enough to make a quilt. If we were smart, we would be making one block a month so we could have it done but I think we both like to work under pressure! Ha! I picked up a few fat quarters for my star quilt that I am making. We also learned about making a square in a square by Jodi Barrows. It was a little over my head since I am just a beginner, but we enjoyed the presentation. Then we headed to Hancock's Fabric Store and they had their McCall's patterns on sale for .99 each. They had a limit of 5 so of course we each got the limit! Then we headed to the Singer Sewing Machine Center to look for an attachment that I am looking for. It was so nice in there. I saw lots of ideas for my "Sweet Honey" to get me for Christmas! (Just in case he is reading this....Hint, Hint!) We even found time to stop at a couple of yard sales. We didn't find anything there that we couldn't live without. Then we went to "My Sweet Mom's" house. She has a beautiful home and I just love being there. She had bought some sour dough bread at Panera Bread, so we had some of that for a snack. It was delicious. She showed me her new sewing machine and also taught me some things about sewing that I didn't know. Isn't it nice to have a mom that sews? Then we went outside & she gave me some rosemary, basil, and chives to plant at my house. She also gave me some kind of little vine that has star flowers on it. I need to ask her the name of it. I love going to Moms house. She always gives you something. She also gave me a great lamp to put close to my sewing machine. She also slipped a little daily devotional by Beth Moore in my stuff. I have it sitting next to my kitchen sink so I can read it every morning. She is the most giving person I know. Then "My Sweet honey" came and picked me up and we headed home. We came home & worked. I picked green beans, onions, squash, cucumbers & tomatoes out of my garden. Then I split some of my houseplants. I have been needing to do that for a while. Out of one of my plants, I got 7 different plants. My "Sweet Honey" washed his truck and did some yard work. Then he smoked us some salmon. I made a salad and some potatoes to go with it. It was delicious. Then I washed & broke my green beans. We will have them for lunch tomorrow with some more goodies from my garden. This has been a busy, but a very good Saturday.

Special Note to My Mom: The picture of the marigolds are from my flower garden and I picked them for you! Thank you for a wonderful day! I loved being with YOU!


Alice Grace said...

I enjoyed my day with you, too! It is always fun to be with you. I wish we lived closer to each other so we could do that more often. Thanks for the flowers!

brenda said...

It is so wonderful to see you two having so much fun! I wish I could have been with you! You are both very precious to me and I am so proud of your many accomplishments! Love, Brenda

Scottish Nanna said...

I just enjoyed a day out with both you girls it is fun reading your blog.
Hugs Mary.

Anonymous said...

As always, great photos. Panera is a favorite lunch place for DH and me but we don't have one in our small town so we eat when we go on shopping errands. Your mom is a sweetie-pie.

KrisinTN said...

How did you fit all this into one day? I want a smoker like Randy is cooking on. Do you have any idea where I can find one? I told Charlie that is what I wanted for Christmas but he is having trouble finding one. I love smoked chicken.