Applique, Garden Flowers, Kids & Dogs

On the latest occasion that Brent was here it was chilly and rainy…not much to do but eat, snuggle, or goof off…

I do not like the heat so these mid-week cooler temperatures have been wonderful. For two days it was downright chilly in the morning, requiring a sweater, and the temperatures did not go over 65 degrees  in the afternoon. Today it went to around 72 and I see days on end of 90 degrees coming up so I appreciate this.

I put the hand quilting on Scrappy Granny aside for a few days and worked on some applique. The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month is yellow. I’d finished up another Elizabeths Pride block as well as a few Little Baskets.

When I’d started the baskets, the idea was that when I had the fabric out for an Airship block, I’d cut a basket or two as well. Then I thought to follow the RSC color suggestion of the month.

‘ Putzing’ around in that manner, I counted up my blocks thus far. I would have 25 Little Baskets and 12 Airships once I finished this one…

I finished it up as I sat and listened to our former FBI Director, James Comey testify today.  I find him to be a person of the highest integrity.  It seems that everyone on the committee felt the same. Should it be one persons’ word against another, I would go with Comey :) 

Now the quilt is pulled back out. I had finished two blocks and started working on the sashing and border areas.

Outdoors while it seems that I just weeded and mowed, it will all need done again soon due to the recent rains.   I purchased no flowers from a nursery this year aside from a six pack of impations for a planter on the porch. Everything else has been seeds in the ground. I’ll see how they do down the line…I see some coming up in some locations and none in others.

The perennials are doing well right now…this is the time for daylilies, foxglove, batchelor buttons, roses, spirea bushes, daises and more to be in bloom.

I hope that you are enjoying these last few weeks of spring :)

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18 Responses to Applique, Garden Flowers, Kids & Dogs

  1. Karen says:

    I find that we agree on politics I thought he was very honest and forthcoming – I only caught bits of the hearing and watched some on line as well.
    love your flowers. i need to get some more baskets prepped to work on as the only thing for hand work right now is tiny hexies
    your grandson is a cutie

  2. Eileen says:

    Hello, Deb! Cute shots of Brent and the furbaby. Your flowers are all beautiful. I love the colors and your quilt blocks. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  3. Deb says:

    Love seeing the baskets and propeller blocks and getting closer on the quilting finish! Sweater weather…. I hope I get long pants weather next month up in VT – if only in the evenings. I miss wearing jeans. Enjoy your day and weekend.

  4. You are so inspiring, always making things! I agree that hot weather is horrid! In KC we have it longer than you do. Makes me wish for the mountains! I also watched Mr Comey testify yesterday-at least while I was in the airport- and agree I would choose him in the “He-He said” debate that is sure to come but boy would I like to see someone back him up!

  5. Brent is adorable. I know, boys hate that but he is. I’m loving that blue flower photo especially. I read Mr. Comey’s statement the night before online and then listened to him on the radio while getting errands and chores done yesterday. In my mind, there is no comparison from Mr Comey to Trump. Mr. Comey is smart and experienced. Love your posts. mary in Az

  6. Bernie says:

    Totally agree with you on the weather. We have lovely, cool temps right now. Yesterday it rained all day, quite unusual for us at this time of year. But, like you, we are heading into summer. Ugh.
    Brent is growing up! What sweet pictures of his day with his grammy.

  7. BillieBee says:

    Eat, snuggling, and goofing off is a great day. Love your blocks and photos.

  8. Joyce says:

    Just precious – Brent and Koopa enjoying a bit of laziness at Oma’s Day Care, Diner, and Doggie Park! Your flowers are lovely – seems like everything you touch thrives!
    I always admire your skill at selecting fabrics – the tiny prints and vivid colors that coordinate so well with larger patterns and more subtle tones.
    I agree with you and the others on Director Comey. An honest, plain spoken man is such a breath of fresh air out of Washington these days! Have no respect for those party-liners who refuse to call a lie a lie when it hits them in the face! And by the way – let’s hear those “tapes” that prove Comey wrong! And see the evidence that Obama “bugged” Trump Tower…..hello? We’re waiting!

  9. Margie Miller says:

    I totally agree with you on Mr. Comey too.He comes across as honest as the day is long. Trump has lied so much in the past that he has no credibility left at all.

    Your needlework is lovely! As always!!

  10. Becca says:

    Your flowers are so gorgeous! Amazing!

  11. Angela says:

    Your yellow basket are a great addition to the collection. It will be interesting to see what comes of the testimony. Like a TV, but with real life consequences.

  12. Mari says:

    Your garden looks amazing. How cool that your blocks seem to coordinate with it!

  13. I love the fabric in your propeller block! Great photos of your flowers, too! We are in the midst of a heat wave here, so I know how you’re feeling. This morning, we’re enjoying a cool breeze coming in the open window, but it’s supposed to get into the mid 90s!

  14. Love your comments and progress on all fronts!

  15. The baskets are so sweet. Thanks for the Garden photos, so lovely. Your time with Brent was priceless.

  16. I envy you a day with Brent. Those days are long gone for me. Your project is beautiful as always, and your flowers are lovely. Speaking of seeds, a fellow MG belongs to a book club and they were reading a book that included a section on a climbing vine. She was hosting a discussion evening and needed an activity involving seeds. So, I shared some hyacinth bean seeds with her that they started them for their gardens. :-)

  17. Grandma Kc says:

    I see you haven’t slowed down any while I was gone! Love your quilting and your flowers are always pretty. Happy Summer. Hope it stays cool.

  18. Agree about the weather and Comey. Don’t get me started about Sessions…

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