We’re preparing to go on vacation soon, and I’m afraid that when we return, summer will be over. So we took a little drive today to get some fresh peaches. Somehow we came home with peaches, corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and a squash. Oh, and a pastry from our favorite bakery. We were also looking for farm eggs, but everyone seemed to be sold out. Going to the produce stands for fresh fruits and veggies is one of my favorite summer activities, and we always come home with more than we had planned for. Dinner tonight is grilled shrimp, grilled tomatoes, and grilled corn. Yay – no pots and pans for me to wash!
Last night was FNWF, and I put the finishing touches on my doll quilt for the month. Don’t for get to click on the link to see what fellow stitchers were doing all around the world When I was pulling out my orange fabrics for RSC, I had a few peachy colors in the pile and decided to use them for the doll quilt.
This was inspired by a Darlene Zimmerman pattern.
My other RSC project for the week was a Dresden plate. Each month I question whether I will like the result of making a scrappy plate, but I always love them. I can’t wait to put them all together at the end of the year. I now have 9, and I think I will need 13 for the layout I’m contemplating.
My friend Ida, over at My Sister Made Me Do It is hosting the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade. Be sure to click on the link to go see the parade. I have two entries, although I have many many more pincushions.
First up is my chook! He sits beside my living room chair, and does duty for all my hand sewing, embroidery, hexies, etc..
I’ll have to ask Anthea to help me name him!
Next is the wool cushion that sits beside my sewing machine, and gets used daily. I won this in a drawing several years ago. I love anything Sunflower!
While we’re on the subject of sunflowers, I saw a picture of a sunflower field on FB earlier in the week, and it wasn’t far from home. So DH and I loaded up our cameras the next day for a short field trip.
The farmer will use them for birdseed eventually, but says he really planted them just for people to enjoy. He even left a small area of one field unplanted, so cars could safely pull over and park. I’ve seen a few sunflower fields before, but never anything this huge!
On a final note, I mentioned in my last post that our Club was having a UFO challenge, and I WON!!!!! I won a gift certificate to the store that sponsors the club. How fun is that?
Happy stitching…… Sunny