Slow Sunday Stitching

Most of my recent slow stitching involved applique ( previous post ) but I did manage to add a few stitches to the Botanical quilt the other day.

I’ll be hand quilting more on this block for my Slow Sunday Stitching.

Meanwhile, the weather has been so mild this week that not only are most of the flowers still blooming, some are coming into bloom! On my walk yesterday I noticed a neighbor had day lilies coming in to bloom, and here is an orange coneflower of mine coming back as well.

It went close to 80 degrees yesterday and we’ll see more of the same today. I think that I’ll be quilting out on the front porch :)

Joining in with other slow stitchers over at Kathy’s Quilts. 

Little Baskets & Flowers : RSC Color of the Month is Pink

The RSC ( Rainbow Scrap Challenge ) color for October is pink. I didn’t even get around to prepping applique for some pink baskets until mid-month.

I did want to show you some pink flowers, first….I am in Southwestern Pa. In the old days, before Climate Change, the height of fall beauty and foliage here was typically the second week of October.

Little foliage change here as of mid-October and I was still harvesting tomatoes the other day, with many flowers in bloom including these pink ones :

I had purchased a mixed seed variety so I am not sure what the flower ( above ) is. I do know that the bee below is visiting a Cleome..

Cosmos in the afternoon light:

We went down to 33 degrees on Monday night, but everything survived, even the low-growing flowers such as Sweet William and Nasturtium… now it is going to warm up a bit again! :)

Here are my hand appliqued  Little Baskets for the month :

A hero , a  Green Beret named Army Sgt. La David Johnson killed in Niger, was returned yesterday to American soil.

This is the consequence of the war machine.  There’s always money for war and weapons, isn’t there.

Myesha Johnson as her husband is returned from Niger :

There is a nice story about him that I read on Thursday morning ” The American Greatness of Sgt. La David Johnson ” 

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