As soon as the weather will tolerate, we begin eating most of our meals outside on the deck. We have a small screened porch with a little white table and chairs and usually eat there for a couple of weeks before it is nice enough to go out to the deck. Not this year! We started dinner on the deck a couple of nights ago; Joe moved the porch furniture out there temporarily until he can get the regular deck furniture ready.
This morning was the first Breakfast On The Deck for 2011. We were joined by a chickadee, a catbird, two goldfinch, and a robin.
And an English Springer Spaniel.
Always optimistic, he lay in wait for one of us to drop something yummy.
Blackberry and Bonnie hit it off so well while she was here that he moped around yesterday, missing her.
Then Helen stopped by for a visit and he forgot Bonnie right away! Out of petting range = out of mind!
My project from the Workshop is pin-basted into a quilt sandwich and I'm handquilting it in the evenings, taking my time. I did the letters in a dark thread and am using a honey-color thread to do X's across the crumb blocks and around the centers of the wonky star blocks. The blue showing around the edge is the back. I have a nice honey-color batik in mind for binding. It measures 24 x 9 inches. Bobbi wants me to hang it in my office when it is finished. I think she is right.