Baby & Blooms

Before I get to the blooms and the baby, when my family was in Myrtle Beach they went to a place called Medieval Times. I had never heard of it but I put the link in there if you wanted to visit the website, where there is a short video of what the show is like. I was simply blown away.  It’s a dinner theater with knights on horses, jousting, and more.

Their area was rooting for the green knight.

My DIL told me that the food was served as if it was back then as well….huge chunks of meat, corn, etc. and no utensils to eat them with, served by ‘wenches’ :)

I finished a baby quilt awhile ago for friends. While I tied it, I did quilt the big brother and sister’s hands in to it.   They were thrilled to see their hands and it made the quilt special for them as well as for the baby.

Well he arrived a few weeks ago and is just as cute as his siblings. His mama sent this to me on Facebook though I hope to see him in person soon.

I have morning glory and hyacinth bean vine climbing, tomatoes growing nicely and here are a few of the perennials in bloom right now…

The trumpet vine is just loaded with blooms this year. I filled an entire garbage can with some of it….on my neighbor’s side of the fence, but I am letting it go on my side.

That’s my son’s dog Merle who I kept here while they were on vacation.

A few steps back…..

That purple rose of sharon loves to grow. No matter how much I trim, it seems to double in size the following year.  It’s all that I can see from my dining room windows.

The same for the pink on in the back….my view from the back porch :

The bees just love these bushes!

We finally got a break from the prolonged heat wave. It still went to 89 degrees the last two days but the nights cooled off a bit which was a relief :)

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Hand Quilting & Blooms From the Garden

This rose bush looked as if it didn’t survive the winter but I drastically cut it back and now it seems happy again, along with the small daylilies and violas:

My larger daylily in the front is coming in to bloom along with the daisies and astilbe :

In the back along the fence the rose colored spirea has come in to bloom to contrast with his lighter pink sister :

And as to my Rose of Sharon quilt, I finished up the fan quilting on a large section and can now work on that border area.

I did work on another EPP Starflower but it is not appliqued yet and here and there I’ve been prepping leaves for a different applique project but I am mostly in the mood to just finish this at the moment and not get bogged down with other things…..not sure how long that mood will last, though :)

We have had a few days of what I call ‘nice’ weather…not going above 75 degrees and cool mornings.

I was out on my son’s deck on Friday evening with some friends who had come over with their dog…..She’s a Rottie just like Merle, my son’s.

It was fun to enjoy the evening, have a beer, see the dogs play and watch the grand kids chasing lightning bugs, just as I did as a child and my boys did as well.

We are going into a hot spell though, so I won’t be as contented now :) Enjoy your week whatever you are up to ! : )

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