My Mom was here visiting over the weekend. It had been 9 months since we'd last seen here and it was wonderful to be able to spend time with her (even if it was only 4 short days!).
Our main project was recovering a Queen Anne Wingback chair that I'd snagged from one of our neighbors discard (read: trash) pile a while ago. My Mom is nothing if not industrious and is brilliant at figuring things out - even how to correctly situate patterned fabric on a curved chair so that it all comes out right. In a word, she's amazing.
I'll post pictures of that transformation later. But for now, here's a couple of photos from our visit to Great Falls on Sunday. The weather was unseasonably hot and humid and you can tell from the pictures below that I was also unseasonably hot and humid as a result.
Speaking of Great Falls. I saw one of the best I've ever seen last week. I still get a giggle fit now and again thinking about it. But before I tell you, please make an effort not to judge me. Yes, I'm mean. But it was so funny.
I walked out of the metro last week and saw a girl get ot her vespa and begin to pull away from the bike racks. As she started slowly riding off, I noticed that her sweater was still caught in the bike rack and was unraveling as she went.
Unravelling, unravelling, unravelling, until it hit a snag (or maybe a knot in the fabric). And - I swear this was in slow motion- the snag snagged the girl and pulled her to the ground with her vespa on top of her. It was a situation straight out of the Three Stooges. And here I was thinking that that type of slap-stick situational comedy didn't actually happen in real life.
I wanted to burst out laughing on the spot.
But before you think me totally depraved and indecent, I can assure you that I held my giggle and ran up to her to make sure she was ok. She was fine. Not a scratch on her even. She was, however, extremely embarrassed and a little huffy that I'd asked her if she wanted help in righting her scooter.