There is nothing quite like fresh cut peonies from your own backyard and enough daylight and the energy that goes along with it to bust out a few fun projects, is there?
Here is the fat goose mini quilt I turned into a cover for my Bernina.
I used a bunch a my favorite older fabrics and some new ones I've been dying to cut into. I had some yardage of these yummy Heather Ross dots I used for the back and binding and some button ribbon from an Anthropologie gift box to tie the sides with and here you go! It definitely brightens up the room now and Bernie is all cozy at night.
I also finally got around to making a new ironing board cover! The old one was pretty unforgivable how ugly it was. I used this tutorial and whipped it up during Lu's morning nap. I love this home dec weight print from Amy Butler's Nigella line and I had a bunch left over from my diaper bag.
(Those are all my cookbooks in the shelf behind it. If you're curious, a few of my favorites are Mario Batali's Babbo, Mustard's Napa Valley, New Thai Cuisine by Nathan Hyam, Baking with Julia, the Macrina Bakery -which I use incessantly - and the French Laundry - which really is just for looking at as I would hardly dare most of those recipes! Those are just a few.)
And I finally finished Jenni's Be-autiful Bee blocks. I can't wait to see her quilt all done. It will be a treasure. They're on there way and I hope you like 'em Jenni!
Some of my favorite perennials are blooming right now so that means it's time to go blow my cash at the nursery on new flowers!
I think poppies are my all time favorite! What is yours?