I thought I'd better post something so you know I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! It's that summer thing...know what I'm talking about? Warm, sunny days that hit you almost like a tranquilizer! The urge to be productive is nearly non-existent in favor of an iced tea in the shade and a good quilting magazine! OK - I haven't gone quite that far yet....but soon!
I've worked on a few projects in my studio - a lot of prep work for another stitchery quilt, a bit of fabric sorting for a bed quilt, and some other little things. The star above will be the first of 80 that I need to make for the bed quilt. I'm using my vast collection of shirting's and my ever-growing assortment of Civil War fabrics. No two stars will be the same. I used Monique Dillard's "Fit To Be Geese" ruler on this star. If you don't have one - they are awesome! In fact, Monique has several rulers that will make your quilting so much easier. She is starting a blog book tour on Monday, July 4th to introduce her newest ruler, the "Fit To Be Quarter" ruler! Be sure to visit her blog on Monday for lots of fun and giveaways!
This wonderful scissor fob came from my new friend Julie over at Me and My Stitches! Isn't it just me? Julie is a very talented jewelry and quilt pattern designer and a really nice person!
I made this peach cobbler today - does it ever look good!
Some of you asked for updates as Mr. Squash refinishes his library table. All is going well. Here he was stripping the top. Underneath the old varnish is some gorgeous oak!
Here he is today working on the sides. He wants you to know that he's smiling under the mask. It will probably take him most of the summer to complete the project and I'll keep you posted with updates from time to time.
It's almost picking time for a few things in the garden! Check out this celery! I still can't believe I can actually grow it myself! It's one of the few things I never considered planting!
This is a yellow bell pepper. Both the yellow and orange bell peppers have lots of fruit on them, but it will be a while until they are ripe enough to pick. I can't wait to saute them on the grill with some Walla Walla sweet onions and garlic from the garden!
There is a little zucchini attached to that flower! It should be big enough for a loaf of zucchini bread tomorrow - LOL!
Look! A real tomato! This is an heirloom beefsteak. We have 12 tomato plants all together - we might just have to set up a small farm stand out front later this summer!
There is fishing on the horizon - I hope to have a report from the river soon!