The weekend was filled with the gardening and embroidery worked I had planned to do, yet, I was still able to "steal away" to a neighboring town for their trade days. We usually go at least once a year. Last year, I enjoyed the folks who brought their turkey, chickens and pheasants for sale. I also met the little old man who gave me the pine cone seeds and who planted the idea of raising pine trees in my heart. So as soon as we arrived, I headed out in search of these two favorites. I was so disappointed, as I did not find either one. However, all was not lost. I found these pretty cafe curtains at a booth for such a good price. They are from the Martha Stewart Collection. I did not buy them for my windows, I bought them because the embroidery and edging is beautiful. I was thinking how pretty one would be made into an apron perhaps? I still have plenty gingham and floral material that would also be pretty to go along with it, or it would be just as nice left alone with just a apron tie belt of white cotton added. I always hang on to something like this for a little while before I take scissors to it. Other ideas always pop up.