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!