Another quilt to finish

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When I moved things to the new studio I didn’t pack away any of the quilts that are partially hand quilted.    If they are out in the open I will be more likely to work on them.     I did finish one so far.


Today I have another one to show you.    I started this one ages ago!   see the post here

And here is the finished top.


I opened it up to see how much I had finished and teddy took it as an opportunity to pose.

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I have a lot more to do on it.

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here is one block

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and the back

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I forgot how much I like this one!

I took a few garden pictures today (click pics to enlarge)

Happy Quilting


Rain …. it does a garden good

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Yesterday it was hot and windy!  Plants were wiling and curling up before my eyes as the hot wind blew across them.     Finally at about 11 pm it rained.   Less than 1/2 an inch but it sure has made a difference.    The flowers have perked up and everything is greener.  There were dozens of Monarch butterflies in the garden today but none wanted to sit still long enough for me to get a picture.    But here are some of the flowers today. (click pictures to enlarge)

I have been hand quilting ….. I’ll post more pictures of that soon…..this is in the hoop now.


I added a bit more to the leftovers top.


Teddy has been learning to chase squirrels away from the bird feeder so he is tired but he woke up to say hi.


Happy Quilting


Garden Pictures


It was a beautiful day today so I got a bit of garden work done.   Here was the yard a few weeks ago.


Today I worked on one of the beds along the fence.   Getting it ready to plant but turning over the soil, raking out the rocks, and digging out tons of roots and weeds.   I added edging along the fence to keep the neighbors weedy grass from growing in.   Here is that bed.


I transplanted a few more fens and hosta around the few shrubs that I was able to salvage. .


They look pretty bad now but next year they will be looking great.

The hosta along the drive look pretty good


Teddy supervised the transplanting. For some reason he didn’t want to have his picture taken today.


The real stars of the “old” garden this week are the lilies.

here are a bunch more pictures of the other flowers in bloom today.

Some quilt updates next time

Happy Summer


AQS Quilt Week


My hand quilted reindeer snowflake quilt will be at a few AQS Quilt Week events soon.

First it will be in Syracuse NY July 29 – Aug I

next in Grand Rapids MI August 12 – 15

I probably will not make it to the NY show but I do plan to be in Grand Rapids (only about an hour drive)  unfortunately AQS shows do not allow dogs :)

Teddy will not be able to attend,


but he did spend some time relaxing on the quilt.

I am still working on my other project so I don’t have any quilt updates…..but I will soon.

I always have garden pictures this time of year. Here are pictures I took this evening. (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy quilting


Rain in the forecast


Looks like rain any time now.    I took some pictures before the rain knocks the flowers flat.   I exaggerate but sometimes the rain does do a bit of damage.

Something quilty next time


Garden pictures again


A very sunny day today.   Here are a few garden pictures.   (click pictures to enlarge)

Teddy needs sunglasses…he squints in the sun
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Happy Gardening


Happy First of June


June is Busting out all over.

Teddy says welcome to my garden.


Here are some pictures of the garden today.  (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy June!