Summer seems to be finally here and with this nice weather the BBQ parties have begun. Last weekend, we had invited friends of ours for our first BBQ lunch outside. We usuallly have lunch outside in May and sometimes earlier but this year the weather was terrible!!!
Like us, they are very much into fresh organic and homemade type of dishes. They came over with a fantastic raspberry tart they had made with the raspberries they had picked up in their garden in the morning. It was beautiful and delicious. We had prepared roasted spring vegetables and barbecued curry pork skewers.
It was so nice to spend the afternoon with friends, talking about this and that while the kids were running around asking my daughters to play ball or badminton with them.
Tonight again, we have a pot-luck BBQ party with colleagues. We will be 15 and we'll celebrate the beginning of the summer break and talk a bit about next year's projects... that's inevitable!!! It's going to be fun.
About my quilting and stitching news now!
As I told you I work on one project at a time now!!
I am not very far from finishing The Basket top. A few more yoyos to make and stitch to the top, then, embrodering the little twigs and I'm done. Which means that I will have four quilts to hand quilt!!!
As this is summer time, I will spend my mornings in the garden, the afternoons either on a quilt top assembly or on a cross-stitch project and the evenings hand-quilting.... when I'm home of course! I will spend a few weeks on the Meditteranean coast and another week on the ocean coast this summer. But I will bring along one or two cross-stitching projects with me ;-)
As you may have noticed on the right hand-side bar, I will stitch the new project by L'Atelier Perdu. It is sure to be a gem once again!
Today, I received Stacy Nash's first book! You may remember that I got this fabulous pinkeep and carrots as a present a few years ago. So this is not new that I like Stacy's creations very much!
Her book is splendid ;-) It is entitled My Name Is Lidya and is published by Kansas City Star.
Well, it looks like a good start to a fun and creative summer filled with friendship and happiness.