Monday, August 17, 2009

Too Hot to Handle


A little late, but summer has arrived and boy is it humid! I was perfectly happy with all the rain and cooler weather. Humidity does bad things to my body, making everything a challenge. So, the lawn will have to wait for a less humid day.


The garden doesn't seem to mind the change in temperature. My bean patch has plenty to offer and look at the beautiful blooms on my 'Othello' Ligularia dentata.



I left the heat and humidity outside and spent my garden time reading and hand stitching. Most of my quilting time has been spent on Peony Bloom. This Red Delicious block has been the most challenging to needle-turn applique so far. I hope to finish it this week.


I came across a very handsome free BOM the other day called, Southern Gentleman. It just started this month and goes until December 2010. You have to be sure to download the pattern each month as it will be removed the following month. And, something else pretty exciting is a new Canadian quilting magazine called, Quilter's Connection . Four issues a year starting in September.


I did a little online shopping and purchased a few pieces of Cheddar and Poison Green reproduction fabric. Normally, I lean towards darker fabric, but Cathy has inspired me to lighten up! So, I also bought some Kaffe Fassett fabric. Hmmm.....looks like I leaned towards the darker side of Kaffe Fassett.


This is my best girlfriend Louise. She gave me a charm pack called.....


So, with my new Fons & Porter Pyramid Ruler, I made this.....












Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

20 comments:

Stina said...

Looks like your days have been spent really really well!!!! :o)

Jackie said...

Much like your weather, our summer has also finally arrived. But I love it. Your ligularia look fantastic. I was outside this weekend shooting photos of mine too. I was able to catch some bees pollenating the flowers. I will probably post them on my next post. By the way, you have been very productive on the quilting front.

W. Latane Barton said...

That kind of day is better than mowing the grass anytime. Pretty flowers, quilting and beans... my favorites.

Crispy said...

Lovely post today. Your applique is wonderful!! We had a real warm up too and now everyone is canning pickles, the cukes were slow in coming this cool summer.

Crispy

Dolores said...

I too liked the cooler weather. I tend to hibernate inside in this humidity. great looking projects and I am looking forward to the new Canadian quilt mag. It's about time, eh?

Karen said...

Do you really use that push mower? I wouldn't make it past the first pass on the lawn.

Karen said...

It's hot and humid here too!
Your vegies look super yummy! I envy you and your vegetable garden. There is nothing better then fresh vegetables right out of the garden! Louise is soo cute. She looks like she is smiling! I love what you did with your Fons and Porter ruler.

Catherine said...

Your veggies look wonderful! As does what you're working on -- love the bright colours! I can't wait to see that new magazine.

Funoldhag said...

I am with you on the humidity and heat - I am a cool weather kid! At least we have had a great summer and have not had to deal with too much of it yet and hopefully not too much more. Your needleturn applique is wonderful! Such neat work. Very nice post, Karen! Would love to share your beans when you cook them! Carol

Zonnah said...

That BOM is pretty tempting :)

Susan said...

It sure looks like you are keeping busy! I love the pyramids! I can't wait to see how that project finishes out!

Vivian said...

You've been so busy. Such varied things to share with us.
I haven't used my F&P pyramid ruler yet, but your project is inspiring. I may have to put that quilt higher on my want-to-do list.

Melvin said...

Your veggies look wonderfu!


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*karendianne. said...

Totally love what you made with your new pyramid ruler! Really fun. I like your choice on the Kaffe. I also lean towards the darker there. Enjoyed all your photos, the needleturn was a joy to see "in the works" but my favorite of all is the fresh vege's. Mouth watering!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow...you have so much going on and so much to see! I love the greens and golds you bought!

Nadine said...

Yummy, yummy veggies! Isn't it such a wonderful reward from nature, for all your cares ? ENJOY, dear ;>)
WOW, your quilting projects look GREAT, too! LOVE your pyramids, and I'll have to go and I'm going to check about that Fons & Porter new ruler...
THANKS for your kind comment on my blog ;>)
Enjoy your sewing !
XOXOXOXOOXXOXO
NADINE

Carrie P. said...

You have been busy. I just planted my fall garden last weekend. We need some rain real bad.
Are you going to hand applique the"Southern Gentleman" blocks?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful kitty, you are lucky to have her.

lillianscupboard said...

I managed a border on a recent Linus charity quilt using Fons & Porter's pyramid technique as shown on TV. It probably would have been a lot easier with the ruler. I really like the scrappy look.

Robin said...

Those pyramids are gorgeous!!!

Thank you for the link to the Southern Gentleman quilt. What an amazing design!