You've seen this piece before but I decided to put it on the lid of a basket. It's not finished because I think it needs some trim on the top and bottom but so far I like it.
And I've begun one of the Sheep Virtues - Friendship. I'm almost through with the lettering and then have only the border to go.
Yesterday we went to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, which is about an hour away from the mission where we're volunteering right now. It's not a big town but it hosts the biggest Crawfish Festival in the south, or so they claim. Well, really, who else would claim that? :)
There were literally thousands of people there listening to the local Zydeco music, dancing, wandering through the craft booths, drinking a glass of lemonade or a beer and sampling the crawfish.
Crawfish.... etoufee, jambalaya, fettucini, egg rolls, fried, boiled, made with spinach and a cream sauce and put into a bread bowl, even hot dogs made of crawfish. The traditional way to cook them here is to boil them with lots of spices, new potatoes and corn on the cob.
Meanwhile, here at the mission the lilies have begun to open their buds.
What a joy they are to see!