I got out the sewing machine today and made two skirts. One out of each fabric. They're plain floaty skirts with elastic waists. Nothing hard. It took all of three hours start to finish. Pk said "It looks just like store bought". I know he meant it as a compliment.
He spent the day hunting down a dogwood tree. One of his coworkers alerted him to a downed tree in her neighborhood. He tried three times before he found it. The man said he could have the whole tree and today he cut up most of it and brought it home (along with some large chunks of walnut which fell in my brother's yard). The pile of wood in front of the house grows larger every time I go past it. And he wants to go back for more. There's no way he could ever complain of my wanting to have a yarn/roving stash! Although, most of his wood stash is "found wood". Wouldn't it be cool if yarn/roving could be found on the side of the road?
We got to our favorite spot around 6 pm and set up. The show doesn't start until around 9 but we go early and stake out our spot. We don't go into the stadium but sit outside on the school grounds. We were the first ones there but very shortly after we got there, other people started showing up. Em had a stomach virus and opted to stay home. Kate, Patrick, Pk, me, my brother, his wife and their two children were there. And Em's friend Kely who said she knew right where we'd be. She sat and watched the display with us.
I can hear firecrackers going off as people continue to celebrate. We are going to a friend's house for food and swimming tomorrow. And on Monday, we'll get up early and try to go to the lake.
I love long weekends!