lamp shade in red from Pottery Barn this morning, which is kind of funny. The candle holder cost $4.95; the lamp harp kit was $3.97; the nipples were $2.97; and the socket kit was $4.47, so the lamp cost me $16.36, but the shade cost $49, plus $11 shipping, so sixty bucks. But that is usually the case when building a lamp, or more in my case, refurbishing a lamp- the lamp and parts cost next to nothing and the shade always costs more. I think that this will probably be the most expensive shade I've ever purchased, but I also think it will set off the lamp just so, i.e., I'll like it a lot. Steve liked it too. I'll show you what it looks like once I get it on the lamp. I think I'll also have to change tables for it, because the shade is so darn big at seventeen inches across the bottom. Good thing I already have just the right table for it.
Then tonight I have a sewing class so that I can learn to use my new sewing machine. Confession: I bought it last August, but haven't gotten around to learning how to use it. It was the most like my old Singer that finally bit the dust after thirty years, but it's somewhat computerized, so I need to go learn its ropes. Then, watch out. I like to sew, and there's a lot of it needed around here.
The rest of what I have are just pictures from around the place. Stuff is growing.
Baby Charentais melon
Pumpkin flowers: male on the left, female on the right
Dinner tonight (for me, anyway)- artichoke (Steve doesn't really care for them)
My breakfast this morning: raisin bran with added sunflower seeds and fresh alpine strawberries