Wednesday, May 19, 2010

and more . . .

Some more photos from the weekend for you. The slipcover on the green sofa is terribly faded and drab. I hate it, but new slipcovers are so expensive! I'm experimenting with putting the quilt over it to brighten it up. I think I like it, although I've never been a quilt over the back of the sofa type girl.
Many many games of memory/matching are being played now. And as fully expected, Dieter easily beats me (I've always been terrible at that game . . . )
I tried a new smoothie with limited success. It's a green lemonade smoothie with lemon juice and zest, honey, spinach and cucumber. I liked it okay but the texture is really foamy. Faith didn't drink hers. The other smoothie is much more universally liked.
But we had a nice time anyway sitting on the porch with our books--and Faith made us popcorn.
This is coming along and getting bigger--little by little. It has a couple mistakes now, darn it.
Rainer got a new watering can. He's a true garden helper.

11 comments:

Cadi said...

I love your colorful pictures! And thanks for getting us hooked on Postcrossing. What fun!

Cadi over at www.maehegirl.blogspot.com

Little Island In The Med said...

I have that same Ikea Ektorp sofa, with less faded covers and I was just thinking how nice yours looks with the quilt over the back! :-)

Mamma F said...

Hello from ITALY! I've just discovered your wonderful blog, full of interesting ideas! Now I'm one of your fan/reader!

Jen said...

LOVE the Horner quilt, and the shawl looks absolutely beautiful.

Rain said...

Lovely pictures. I was wondering how you were progressing with your shawl. It looks great. I'm knitting up the madelinetosh one and loving it. Though I too have made a couple mistakes but hopefully they aren't too noticeable? ;)

Mary Beth said...

Little Island in the Med--it's actually Pottery Barn (old) but I was wondering if I can replace the slipcovers with the Ikea Ektorp ones. It would be much much cheaper . . . and I'm glad you like the quilt on it--thanks!

MammaF--thank you, and welcome!

Cadi--I'm so glad you're enjoying Postcrossing!

Joy said...

That Rainer is a heartbreaker! Your shawl looks pretty. I really love the colors.

Lia said...

You have really picked up knitting quickly. I start my summer break next week and I looking forward to trying many of you smoothie (and cookie) recipies.

Its_Lily said...

Mary Beth - I tried the Cara oranges in my smoothies too. What a difference in taste. yummmm...

kristen said...

I love this little glimpse into your life. So much lovely color!

Angie said...

Rainer is looking SO grown-up! I think he and Dieter are looking more and more alike! Two very handsome boys!