Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer's here!

First summer bulbs I planted in the Spring are blooming. This is a Mexican Day Lily. It's beautiful but only lasts for one day! Multiple flowers emerge from one stem, one at a time. It's worth it.

 Columbine started blooming and are now recovering from a rain storm last Tuesday. By this weekend we will be back into triple digits for the 4th of July weekend, summer is definitely here!
Red Poppies mixed in with some Shasta Daises and Foxglove

Looking forward to the weekend and a new Civil War BOW block. I have 2 blocks to make, last weeks as well. After last Saturday's class, I spent the rest of the weekend reworking my class handouts and restructured the classes. With a second set starting July 10 and a BOM in the planning, I wanted all that squared away, after, I was done for the weekend! Lots accomplished this week and jobs are on schedule. 

Now I am ready for a nice long weekend. A little gardening in the mornings while it is cool and then spending lots of quality time indoors, A/C on and sewing machine humming.

After spending some time last night blog hopping, I found a new project!!! A reproduction of an 1880s sampler quilt, the original was made by Barbara B Snyder. Will spend some of my weekend time checking that out along with making some little log cabin blocks from the pile of CW BOW scraps. 

So inspired by blogs of so many talented quilters and needle artists!

Happy 4th of July!!!
Play safe 


  1. Your garden photos are lovely! I especially love the poppies! Hope you enjoy the 1880 Sampler patterns.

  2. Your flowers are beautiful - I love columbine. Have fun with the 1880 Sampler - they are all wonderful and I look forward to seeing each new pattern.

  3. Your flowers & gardens are GORGEOUS!
    I look forward to following your progress on the 1880's Sampler! Have a safe & happy July 4th weekend!

  4. I love the Mexican Day Lilly. So funny that it only lasts a day. I love all your civil war blocks - especially the handle on your blue basket. I think I'll look around and see if I can buyt a Mexican Day lilly -it's just so pretty. (Oh I'm following you!) Oh that sounds like I'm stalking - no I'm just linked up. :-)

  5. You garden is lovely so enjoyed your pictures.I also look forward to your progress on the sampler.

    Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend.

    I am a new follower followed from Cheryl and Doreen. I have enjoyed viewing your blog.

    I just bought a new computer and learning new techie stuff. Oh, my----I would rather be in my sewing room or playing in my garden!!!

    I will visit you again, soon!

    Carolyn :)


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