Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's Wednesday Again!!

Hi All -

It's that time again - here are my hexies for today. I finished the one from last week and have added another. I'm going to start adding them to the quilt again so that I can free up some more mylar templates and not have to purchase any more - gets a little expensive. Sure is fun, though!!

We've had a break in the weather and the high today was in the upper 70's - what a relief. Now if we could only get some rain....

Have a great day and keep smiling -

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sundae Quilters at Nancy's

Hi All -

Yesterday was Sundae Quilter's day at Nancy's house. As always, we had a great time, lots of laughs, inspiration and fun being together. Here are some photos -

This is Belinda's quilt and some of Jeane's Baltimore Album blocks - aren't they great!! Bonnie's baby quilt is a work of art!!
She was working on the binding and it looks beautiful.

It was a good day for all and really fun getting together again. Can hardly wait to do it again -
Have a good day and keep smiling -

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Garden Bounty

Hi All -

I got myself out early this morning to pick some pea pods and raspberries in the garden. With this heat, I've been putting it off and the pods got a little large, but they're good anyway. The raspberries are coming in now and are soooo sweet. Duncan & Hamish were "helping" me by standing under the bushes and eating anything that dropped off - they LOVE raspberries!!! The zucchini is coming and there are 3 squash on the plant so far. My winter squash is in bloom and the tomatoes and peppers have fruit on them. The brussels sprouts are forming and should be ready to harvest soon - don't know how they'll do in this heat since they are a cold weather crop - oh, well, not much I can do about that :o)

This weekend is the neighborhood yard sale - I got some fat quarters at one sale for .20 each - lovely flowered prints that will make up nice for my Grandmother's Flower Garden.

Take care and keep cool -

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

One More flower

Hi All

Here's one more flower for my GFG - and also one that I'm working on. This week has been busy and I haven't gotten a lot done - darn :o( If I have 130 of these to make, I'd better get going, wouldn't you say!!!

Hope you all are keeping cool - it's blistering here and we're all staying inside as much as possible. The pups keep their tummies pointed toward the fans and keep pretty cool that way. Duncan especially likes to jump into his pool and then come in with a wet tummy - a wet, fan-cooled tummy is the way to go, I guess :o)

Take care and keep smiling -


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Saturday, June 19, 2010


It's the dog days of summer and it's not even officially summer yet. The thermometer outside says 90 but inside it's a balmy 78. This is the boys favorite place when it's this hot - smart dogs!!

Have a great day and keep cool -

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Garden Grows

Hi All -

Here are two more flowers that I'm adding to my garden. I keep buying fabric so that my flowers are all different - it's an addiction, I know!!! BUT I CAN'T HELP IT!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Ramblings

Hi All -
Today I just thought I'd post a few photos from my yard and show you some of the flowers that are in bloom. Of course, I've got to post a couple photos of Duncan and Hamish - today they've been out in the yard quite a bit since it's not too hot. Usually, they're inside in front of the fans or downstairs with me in my quilting room - smart dogs!!
Here's Hamish doing the Scottie "frog" stretch - great way to cool the tummy!!

And Duncan loves his pool...

The Astilbe are in full bloom...

...and so are the Trumpet vines.

Tomorrow is One Flower Wednesday and I'll post a photo of my hexies -
Have a great evening and keep smiling -

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rainy Day and Hexies

Hi All -

Today is a rainy day here and that's ok with me. The lawn was mowed yesterday and I got some squash planted in the garden as well as some flowers around the fountain so this rain is really appreciated. The pups were out this morning and when they came in they were soaked. This is what they have to put up with when they're so wet...I love to wrap them up in towels and make them all cuddly...they look like they're thrilled, don't they!!! I think they're saying, "Aw, Mom, we're tough dogs, not babies!!! And she's getting the camera out again!!! Ugh!!!"

Here are a few more hexies, too - my garden continues to grow.

Have a happy Wednesday and keep smiling -

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sue's Hexies

Hi All -

As I reported before, my sister-in-law, Sue, has started working on hexies and is addicted now :o) She's making her hexies to reflect her mountain home, using various flowers, trees, moss, rocks and other fabric to reflect what she sees in her yard. Here's a photo of the ones she has done so far - aren't they wonderful!!!
The one below has blueberries on it - yum, yum!!

I've got a couple more finished myself and will post them on Wednesday.
Have a great day and keep smiling -