My straight stitch machine has new lighting, a Mother's Day present.  I had to take the photo in semi darkness or the lights didn't show up.  They are little LED lights on a sticky backed strip.

For anyone who wants the technical info here is the instruction sheet.

I had 2.5 hours of TV watching last night so I sewed some of the star blocks with the 2" finished triangle squares.  I'll keep making them until I get tired of them and then decide what I am going to do with them.

I picked my first bouquet of peonies yesterday afternoon.  I always keep the bouquet in the garage overnight to be sure the ants are all out of them.  We had rain storms come through in the late afternoon and my rain gauge had 1.75" in it.