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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Friday, August 14, 2009

How About This Heat?

It's certailny a hot one out there....summer took it's time getting here and now we're getting plenty of it. My friend Faye is out on Woodward Avenue enjoying The Woodward Dream Cruise...I sure hope she's got lots of water, a hat & some sunscreen!

I spent some time out by the pool this afternoon, chatting with my favorite neighbor. It was delightful. I forget how much I like doing that, and I don't do that nearly enough! Thanks for getting me out there, Shawn!

Before I went out I finished a block of the Hawaiian Quilt. It looks sad, taped up on the wall, but I'm looking forward to getting this top put together! This is the last of the 9 blocks I'll be doing. My origional plan called for 12, but I think I'm done with 9.
Here is my latest start for the Simply Vintage quilt:
I'm enjoying this one. I have another one that I work on , on and off....but it's not ready for a photo. Maybe it will be a finish soon.
This is a sampler I started a couple of years ago. I put it away, and I've been thinking that I needed another skein of floss but learned that I didn't. Did about an hours worth of work on it yesterday, only to discover that I'd messed up badly and had to rip out all my stitches. (I guess I could have pressed it before the pic, aye?) Lesson learned: Don't stitch when angry.
I have no idea why this pic loaded sideways. I hate when that happens.

Lastly, a pic of Jasmine. She likes to sit in the sunroom on a hot day, in her chair near the a/c vent. Her quilt is one I rescued from a garage sale. It didn't sell, and it was going to be dropped at the Salvation Army. I couldn't let that happen. So Jasmine enjoys it's cool, cottony goodness. I just love those whales. Too cute!

That's it for me girls. I'm not getting any sewing done while I'm blogging.
Oh...one last thing. My SIL Alyson is walking this weekend in the Breast Cancer 3 Day....... She's such a do-er...and has a great heart. I know that she has completed her 20 miles for the day...Congrats to you, Al. You are Awesome!


Mimi said...

Wow! I can't believe all the things you have got going. Everything looks great. I am so envious. I will no longer be sitting out in the sun this weekend. The Woodward Dream Cruise will be over in just a matter of a few hours and I have been there for three days in a row (8 hours today in 91 degree weather). DH has been there every night this week. Now I need to get busy on a christening gown....or I will be in trouble.

Molly said...

Your applique is beautiful! Love the Simply Vintage fabric choices. I need to get that book I think.

Gracie said...

I thought you said you were bored and needed inspiration. Yeh Right! You are a dynamo with the applique. I'm loving the Blackbird applique and the cross stitch. Maybe I need to get back to my cross stitch.

Nancy said...

Love, love, love all that you're working on. I'm so envious that you're getting so much done this summer and I'm not. Keep up the good work.