Well, technically, we had May Snow, which is perhaps why I've been such a crabass lately. Seriously, I've been so cranky. I've had no motivation to email or blog or anything. The sun is finally out, though it is super cold out today and I was kept awake all night by the wind whistling between the houses. And, adding to my general crankiness/anxiety, whenever it is windy like that I worry about tornadoes.
Anyway, last Saturday I took an umbrella recovering class at Treadle Yard Goods. We got as far as deconstructing the umbrella, tracing our pattern pieces, and sewing them mostly together. I'm using some floral yardsale fabric from my mom. It's just a cotton, so I'll have to Scotchguard it, or whatever it's called. I also have to go to the hardware store and get some sort of drill bit for boring a hole into the umbrella topper, because it broke during the deconstructing, but can be fixed with a hole and a new dowel. Anyway, here's a teaser pic: