June 30, 2011

What’s Up for the Weekend?

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the year already. It’s just flown by, hasn’t it!!

With the Independence Day weekend here in the States, and Canada Day in, uh, Canada, it’s going to be a nice long weekend. July 4th 029I made a long list of things I want to accomplish over the weekend, and I know I will get a lot of satisfaction if I can tick even half of them off.

Here are a couple of them:

  • Slipcover chair. I have a nice little arm chair in the guest room that has been faded a lot by the sun, so one of my projects is to make a slip-cover for it. Hell, if I can do a whole long sofa, the chair ought to be a zip. I’ll take some before and after pix. I am thinking of doing it in a blue linen that I have, even though I hate working with linen because it’s slippery.
  • Make a skirt for my round-table, because I want to have a skirted round table, just like Joni, Linda and Megan! I am using the pink diamonds fabric from Diamond-Barrata as the main fabric. After I finish that, I might re-arrange the main room a bit.
  • A wedding. A good friend is getting married on Saturday. We’ll be right on the water, and it should will be a load of fun!
  • Dinners – my two sisters and their husbands are coming over for a wee cook-out. Let’s just hope I can figure out how the grill works. Had to put the chicken skewers in the oven for a dinner earlier this week.
  • Add things to my Etsy shop, which has been dreadfully neglected these past few months. Now that I am all settled in, I have found my stash of china pieces, silver pots and jugs and silverware. I also have some great new fabrics, including gorgeous Chinoiseries and some Lilly Pulitzers and I am going to whip up some pillows. If there’s anything particular you’d like, do let me know!

July 4th 081 What do you have on your list for the long weekend?


  1. I hope you can squeeze me in amongst this flurry of activity this weekend!

  2. That is quite a list!! Good luck with the grill and sewing projects--have you asked Connor what he would like to do? I bet he's thinking of a long walk before the fireworks start. Have a great week-end. Mary

  3. It sounds like you have a working weekend! Best wishes for a happy Independence Day!

  4. Oh, wow, your list is far too ambitious for a holiday weekend...yet I understand the burning desire (ode to U2 there) to get your house in shape! Heading to the beach for my birthday and hoping to find some neat house bits myself...however, if you're getting ready to amp up your Etsy stash, I may just hold out for your goodies! I see some silver and chinoiserie pillows in my future...

  5. Have a great weekend! Looking forward to seeing the new items on etsy! Hope Connor survives the fireworks without getting too upset.

  6. I will try to spend my weekend working in the garden instead of just blogging about it. :-)
    I enjoy your posts. Happy 4th!

  7. Can you teach a sewing class Meg? Seriously it would be so much fun!!! Have a great and successful weekend.

  8. Just a reminder to keep pets indoors. Turn on the AC and keep doors and windows closed. I've heard that more pets go missing July 4th in the US than at any other time. Keeping a radio on can help tune out the noise of fireworks. For very anxious pets ask your vet about anti-anxiety medication.

    Safe and happy July 4th to you!


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