May Review...

Did May fly by, or what?  Lots of fun things happened in May...

A couple of really good programs at our little library branch:
  •       Bicycle Safety and Maintenance--with fuel prices escalating (and coming down really slowly now), pedal power may be the way to go.  We learned how to change a bicycle tire, how to lube and maintain the chain, how to check the brakes, and most important--tire inflation.

  •      Discard to Decor--a local business owner, Tresa Miller from Grateful Threads, brought in a few wonderful chairs that had a makeover treatment...one with slipcovers, and the other reupholstered.  I fell in love with the upholstered chair...it was done in French Laundry fabric...tea names in French.  As soon as there's money in the budget (or if they do another Groupon!!), I'm going to order the fabric in the red graphic colorway.  Adorable.  We also learned about new color trends...go big or go home...and she presented a slide show with lots of before and afters.
  •      The annual Newburgh Art, Wine & Jazz Festival...the rains stopped just in time for this event.  Some really good wines, and a few not-so-good wines...but a good time was had by all.

  •      A punch-needle embroidery class...I've had the equipment and patterns for years...now I know the technique.  I'm also interested in starting a little "inchie" embroidery project...a square a day.  More details to follow...

So, we've talked about the fun things...now the "unfun" things...rain, rain, and more rain.  Cool (verging on cold), gray, damp weather for weeks on end.  Flooding...which didn't impact my abode a few blocks from the Ohio River, but devastated many residences in the northern part of the county.  Storms, tornadoes, hail...heck;  we had it all.  Now it's just plain hot and humid.  No spring-like weather to speak of this year.  I'm just grateful that we've had it easier than many parts of the country.

Maybe June will be a quiet month...nice weather, sunshine and blue skies.


Wanna Build?

3.5 inches of rain yesterday...find your Cubit Converter and Ark size Calculator here.

Ark graphic:  St. Joseph Parish, Wisconsin


Sunday Evening...

 If it doesn't stop raining soon, I'm going to have a bumper crop of zucchini in my front window.  I tranplanted the squash and tomatoes into #10 cans...they have outgrown the peat pots this week. 
 My friend Michelle dropped off  white geraniums this afternoon.  I pulled the terra cotta pots out to plant them in, but it's raining too hard to do that.  Another day...
 Here's a random photo...a dried arrangement I purchased a month or so ago.  Blues and lavenders...cool and pretty.
...and this is what took forever to list on eBay today.  It's been a while since I've listed anything, and just like Blogger, they've made lots of changes I'm not used to.  I have lots more to list...all Gail Wilson Designs kits, but right now it's too much to wrap my head around.  I have probably two dozen of the Early Amerian Doll furniture and clothing kits, and from what I understand, they are no longer available.  Gotta get them listed...need any kits?  Check out the listing(s) under the seller:  oldbluequilt.

May Day

Rabbit, rabbit...have to get the "first of the month" important stuff out of the way first.  I love the month of May.  One can generally count on pleasant weather, sunshine, and the beauty of new plantings.  Green grass, dogwoods, rosebuds, peonies...ah, Spring!

Baking and cheese making...

In the "learn something new" part of my life, yesterday I learned how to make mozzarella cheese.  Making and baking French bread w...