Friday, July 3, 2020

Mowing grass................


I mowed 2/3 of the front yard Tuesday night and yesterday morning did the other third plus the south side of my yard.  Late yesterday afternoon I mowed the back yard.  It was in the mid 80s and the humidity had dropped a little but is still fairly high.  I'm glad it is done because low 90s are predicted for the next 7 days, maybe hotter by mid-next week.  Possibly close to 100 they are saying.......a repeat of 2012.

I love my big Hostas in the back garden.  The one with white edges was a little plant purchased about 4 years ago and it has gotten so big.

I chose 9 more sets of fabric for churn dash blocks but didn't get any sewing done.  Today is the day I will split the starter for the Amish Friendship bread and bake my next 2 loaves.  Two of my granddaughters are going to take a share of the starter.

I met my 9 month old great-granddaugter Tuesday.  She is so cute!!  She likes Kringlas so she is a true Norwegian (my husband's heritage).

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

More churn dash..........


I cut and sewed three more churn dash blocks yesterday.  They are only 9" blocks so I will need a lot of them.
As I put each group on the design wall it helps me make decisions like what colors do I want more of and should the centers be light or dark.  I have been using 10" squares so far but I'm about ready to cut into yardage now.
When I went out to get the mail I noticed how much I like the combination of plants in this porch pot.  There is just enough purple on the green leaves on 2 of the plants to make it interesting with the purple in the Blackie sweet potato plant.
The Purple Coneflowers are just starting to form petals.  I think I need to go back out and take a closeup of a bud.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

June monthly recap...........

I couldn't make a decision what to finish in June so I only had starts instead.  Two of the projects were sewn together by the end of the month, one more is clipped in rows ready to sew.
This Kaffe collective quilt top started out as just rectangles and then I had the bright idea to work in a few orphan blocks.  It ended up 48" x 65.5"
This Marcia Derse quilt has a summer beach vacation vibe.  I showed 2 layouts and the comment votes were about half for each.  I decided on the first one because this was the layout I had in mind when I started it.  I had seen one on Ann's blog that reminded me that I wanted to make this.  Here is another one that Ann made.

My Veronica plant is starting to bloom.  I don't remember the Latin name for it  I'm hoping it won't flop over this year like it did the last 2 years.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Started sewing..........



I decided to sew this quilt top together for another finish for June.  I still have 3 rows to sew so I'll finish it this morning.  I didn't get anything quilted and totally finished so a couple tops sound good for my monthly total.  

It cooled off last evening after a few storms passed near us but it was still tropical humidity.  I went out and pulled some grass around my peonies and found a few other weeds to pull.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

A dozen blocks...........


This is a happy dozen blocks isn't it?  It is fun to see how some of the large prints look cut up.  I will continue making them when I need something to sew.  

I'm itching to start a new project.  Aren't we all?  I have been working so hard on the pop-up shop that I didn't want to do any major thinking and cutting this past week.  I have the offerings mostly together now and dates set.  The pop up shop will be July 7 - 12.  It will open for email subscribers at noon ET on July 7 and at noon ET on July 8 for the public.  It will close at midnight ET on July 12.  There is a form on my right sidebar to subscribe to the email list or use this linkIf you signed up previously you don't need to sign up again.


I forgot to check the black raspberries on Saturday so there were lots to pick last night.  I had easy cooking yesterday.  My son dropped off a bar-B-Q sandwich and pea salad in the middle of the day and for my evening meal I had a dish of ice cream with black raspberries.  That's my favorite kind of cooking!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Repeat fun............


That was so much fun Friday that I made 4 new blocks yesterday.  I have lots more strips to use........

I also made 3 more Churn Dash blocks with the Kaffe Collective fabrics.  I have 12 done now.  I'll bring them upstairs to get a good photo of them all together tomorrow.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Easy sewing.............


I had a hard time getting started doing anything yesterday.  We had some rain in the morning and then stronger storms in the late afternoon.  My rain gauge had 3/4" of rain in it.  

I was going through all of my cutaway strips strips yesterday.  They are the crooked portion I cut away on my batiks before I make the cuts for a project.  I decided to sew a few blocks.  They will go with the blocks in this post eventually.  I have 69 sewn right now and will make more off and on until I come up with a plan for them.