Thursday, July 21, 2011

I love summer, don't you?


It used to be autumn that was my favorite time of year but I am really enjoying this summer weather. Yes, it is hot and muggy, but the daylilies are in full bloom and I've got some purple wildflowers that are so pretty..

I got my Christmas quilt back from Whippersnappers today. Lynn Irish did such a good job with the holly design ! I love it.. I had to re-cut the entire quilt last year and stitch it together again so she had a little trouble with the borders (where I had done the stupid mitering before I realized the quilt was wonky and needed recutting.. ) but it didn't really show where she'd had the trouble, and as Sue says "a blind man would be happy to see it!"

I went out back to take pics and here's my clematis (the Japanese beetles have been at it.. sigh) but it's holding up well in the heat.My hollyhocks over by the barn are blooming for the first time and I am very pleased with them. I've got another set by the back of the house but they aren't as picturesque.

The wall by the corner of the front yard is dressed in yellow and peach with some lovely lilies, but I can't remember what they are called. I purchased them the first summer we lived here.

I need to get into the sewing room and back to work but I picked up two books from Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Court series and they are calling to me.. Time to make some iced tea and pull up a comfy chair...
Later, y'all !


SewIknit2 said...

now. about this comfy seat? in your garden? while we examine closely the quilty fabrics I mean flowers?
it would be a tad MORE comfy if you weres to move. a bit. more sort of toward the KITCHEN .. for some CAKE ? to go with the iced tea? cough.
I'm with you, I used to like Autumn the best but now I'm tending to lean toward (our)Spring!
Our summer is a complete washout, but we are hot and muggy, though. Sue xx

Valeri said...

That is a scrumptious Christmas quilt. Of course I'm NOT thinking about Christmas at the moment. Well not really though you have made me think I ought to! This morning I did do a sampler with a sledge and reindeer etc for the new cut out pack but that's not really's work! Val xx
PS I like cake too!

Erika's Chiquis said...

Aren't lilies such beautiful flowers. I love mine too.
I love summer except for this past week-it kinda sucks having no air condition and wearing a lab coat.

makeitsew07 said...

thanks, all.
I will try to get a better picture of that quilt for you, Val. It was a lot of fun making it and I have another one in that pattern but it is all shellfish. I haven't finished quilting it yet.
I saw a quilt today at the quilt show that reminded me of your batik diagonal stripe.
Needless to say, I have gotten truly inspired by the quilt show and I can't wait till my next day off so I can get creative!