Another sunny day…..last night I had high hopes for rain, (the forecast was for thunderstorms) but the rain passed by with less than 10 drops. Looks like I will need to water some more. At least the temperature is lower and the heat index warning has expired. Here are a few garden pictures (click to enlarge)
I taught the students to make bouquets in class on Thursday
And I got back to work on one of the many hand quilting projects then are in line to be finished
Have a great Weekend
I got my acceptance letter today From AQS for my Tree of Life Whole Cloth Quilt. It will be in the Grand Rapids Michigan AQS show Aug 14 – 17
This quilt was also at AQS in Lancaster PA earlier this year. I hope for a better result this time :)
Here are some pictures (click to enlarge)
I have been working on the scrappy bow tie/ snowball quilt.
This is a variation on a pattern called snowball. here is the original pattern
A full quilt would look like this
If you look at one quarter of a unit it looks like this
and several together is like the quilt I am working on
Here are some update pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge) Teddy was “Helping”
The baby Robins are growing
So is the garden
The Weather is perfect this weekend for gardening.
Several years ago I began the slow process of removing the lawn in the front yard and making it all flower beds. This weekend I decided to finish the job.
This little curved section was all that was left of the grass (the other side of the sidewalk belongs to the city but I might get rid of all that grass as well since I have to mow it and have taken over a big chunk of it anyway).
(its an old picture but I forgot to take one today before I started digging)
So I dig out the grass and then started to work on the soil. First I had to get the rocks out…here is what I dug up
Next I worked in some organic material (peat and compost) and raked it out
Planted a few new things and moved some other things around….in a few weeks you wont even know its new
Here is the whole yard (its only 40 feet wide)
And a few flowers (I love chives and allium)
and the back yard gets some work tomorrow
Have a great Holiday Weekend!
I love the look of gingham. I don’t know what it is that draws me to it so much but to me it just looks happy. Here is another new vintage top in gingham
When I look at it I feel like having a picnic lunch.
I think I will do blue for the binding…and perhaps red and blue quilting thread for the hand quilting. This one is all cotton so it should be relatively easy to quilt….and the only thing it will need is a good pressing and it is ready to go. It is machine pieced (not perfect but good enough for me!) and to me it looks like 1950′s. The stack of tops is getting pretty high! I need to organize and pack some more so I have room to work.
I am making good progress on the vintage strip quilt
about 1/4 to go on the right side.
The last week has been beautiful weather in Lansing! we have had 2″ of rain!! My grass is green again…..I took a few pictures of the back yard through the window upstairs looking down
A bit of rain sure makes a difference!
Teddy says Hi
I am trying to post from my laptop today to see if it works before I head to Grand Rapids for the AQS show on Wednesday…. I want to be sure pictures download from camera to laptop correctly so…….
picutes again…click to enlarge