This is Lake Cachuma. It has not been this full for quite some time. The hills were starting to green up. The peaks in the distance sometimes sport a bit of snow. They are part of a vast State Park.
Here's Kathy--I'm so glad she's here with us from St. Louis!
Yesterday Kathy and I had a sewing day. She looked at my usual ironing board set up, above, and said, "Oh, you're left-handed", to which I replied that I am not. She said I should turn my ironing board around so the iron rests on the "cone"...
...and leaves the larger area for ironing. I had not thought of that! Here is MY quilt that she started for me four years ago. She worked on it yesterday and it is becoming a throw size. I love the colors. So excited! I worked on Erica's quilt and have to say that the Supreme Slider Kathy gave me really did make a difference while I was quilting the fleur de lis motifs. So much easier to move all that weight of the quilt over the machine bed. I have 9 more fleur de lis to stitch but am making progress. There's a deadline in a few weeks, as I hear from Erica every time she passes by me sitting at the sewing machine!
Here's Mini holding down the cutting ruler for Kathy. Cats are so funny!