What's in bloom in my garden: lacecap hydrangea, feverfew, Shasta daisies, my favorite old shrub rose, and the most precious peachy-lavender wallflower you've ever seen.
Some time ago she suggested that we tackle a project together when she comes, kind of like her own parents used to do when they visited. In the last couple of years we've accomplished two of these - removing the wallpaper and painting in our bedroom, and converting some curtains into a table skirt for my bead shows. Of course, we always manage to fit in some fun as well, like hiking, sightseeing, or dinner with friends.
Guest soap from Renee, in one of her own dishes.
She doesn't know it yet, but this summer's project is to refinish a loveseat and coffee table that her father built for a lake cottage they used to have in Northern Michigan. It's seen far too much weather without proper protection, and needs some TLC. I've found some cushions to replace the makeshift ones I made from an old futon, and have some weatherproof stain. I wanted to paint the wood but my husband lobbied heavily for stain, so we'll give it a go. It's just pine, so it probably doesn't matter. I wish that Lowe's had a bigger selection of fabric for their cushions, but the price wasn't bad.
I'll keep you posted as the project progresses! I'm off to fluff more pillows, and to resist the temptation to wash windows. She would understand, don't you think?