Hand Quilting Progress / Slice of Life Early October

While we had rain yesterday and more will arrive in a few days from Hurricane Nate remnants, it’s been quite dry lately. Everything’s rather crispy.

It does not look much like Autumn here in southwestern PA yet. Very little foliage has turned thus far. We had two light frosts….not enough to change things much.

Most of my flowers are still going strong with new ones blooming every day.

I actually have some Cosmos in the back that haven’t bloomed yet!  I picked five tomatoes yesterday. There are still a few left that are ripening.

My tall grasses in the afternoon sun :

Getting used to my son and his dog being here every day again :)

I might be getting used to that, but  I’ll never get used to the horror and carnage , such as went on in Las Vegas and goes on with smaller mass shootings on a daily basis in this country.

And it is always the same pattern. Within two or three days, people start to freak out that “THEY” are going to take away their guns. No, “THEY” are not.  How about “THEY” just take away the ability to sell assault rifles or the ability to turn some rifles into them?

But it is always the same. Simplistic, black and white, and who profits?  Gun sales are always up after a mass shooting.

I have been doing a bit of hand quilting on the Botanical quilt.  I finished the Iris block.

Starting in on the next one :

Harvey, Irma, Maria….too many hurricanes. Here’s hoping that this latest, Nate, weakens and that everyone in its  path will be safe.

Sharing at Kathy’ s Quilts for Sunday Slow Stitching

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25 Responses to Hand Quilting Progress / Slice of Life Early October

  1. Juliana says:

    I always love seeing photos of your granddog. He is a beauty. My daughter has a black with a few white markings female pit named Roxy. She is entering her ancient age now, so she no longer looks sleek and powerful like your son’s dog, but that’s OK. Your botanical quilt is just lovely, and I enjoy seeing your progress with the hand quilting.

  2. Karen says:

    you have had two light frosts already – I always forget how early that happens in the north even though I lived in “the north” for the first 27 years of my life. I do not think we have gotten below 60 degrees at night still! tonight might be down to 58 and that will be the coldest since late April or early May I guess. “they” keep telling us a cold front is coming and will be in the 70/50 range and it doesn’t materialize and one begins to wonder if they know what they are talking about. My brother’s second crop of green beans are in and he has been selling them for the past 2 weeks now!
    The world is a horribly violent place and it just keeps getting worse the last several years – I can’t stand to even talk about it anymore for my sanity

  3. Robin says:

    I love the fall flower splash of intense gold and orange as the temps fall. It has frosted our tomato and cucumber vines already. The only thing my husband is picking anymore is raspberries which seem determined to keep on producing.

  4. Eileen says:

    Hello, your flowers are looking beautiful. It is nice to see these late fall blooms. I am hoping Nate winds down, but we could use some rain. No one should ever forget the horror of Las Vegas, something should be done with gun control. Your quilt is beautiful, lovely work. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  5. Gail says:

    I live in Ontario, Canada and we have not had any frost yet. It was hot yesterday…we wore our shorts when we went for a walk at the park. This is very unusual for this time of year. Your stitching, as usual, is always fun and inspiring.

  6. I just love this work…flowers being a favourite of mine and I do love irises. And I also love the hand stitching slow though it might be.
    Hoping your wonderful country can find the solutions it needs.

  7. barb says:

    thank goodness we having quilting to help ease the pain of the current state of things.
    Your hand quilting looks lovely.

  8. As always, your quilting is gorgeous! I feel a bit nostalgic every time you show what you’re working on. I don’t get this whole gun thing. I don’t understand why people need or want guns. If no one had them, wouldn’t be much of a problem.
    Brenda

  9. Kat says:

    What beautiful flowers picture, you take very good photos. You are moving right along on your quilting.
    I too do not understand the fear some have over gun laws. We have guns for hunting and do not need an arsenal to do that. I think there is nothing wrong with sending up a red flag if a person purchase an usual amount like that killer did. It’s only comment sense.

  10. Bernie says:

    I agree with your sentiments on the horrors of the recent tragedies. It is a scary world these days and no one solution is going to fix it.

    Love to see your hand quilting Deb. It is soothing even to just watch your progress.

    We are heading to Vermont next week to visit my son and his family. I had hoped for fall colors when we first planned the trip a while back but I think we are going to be too early in the season.

  11. Chris K in Wisconsin says:

    When I go to the store to buy Sudafed, it is behind the counter, and I feel like a drug dealer as I go through the process it takes to make the purchase. But 47 assault rifles…. no problem. Beyond ridiculous. If we follow the money, it shows why it is so. Even more ridiculous.

  12. BillieBee says:

    What a cute pup! Love your photos and quilting as always.

  13. CathieJ says:

    Your quilting is so pretty. The pup looks quite at home. I agree with you on the guns. Friends of ours recently started buying pistols and are not happy that we will no longer come to their home for vacation. I just can’t do that. I don’t feel safe. I don’t understand the need for firearms in the home, especially assault rifles. The world is very scary right now.

  14. maxine lesline says:

    Congress has the power to regulate … but refuses to… just chants.” Our prayers “. Hand sewing.. piecing.. quilting is therapy.

  15. Joyce says:

    Our weather is the same as yours. Today is heavenly! Enjoy seeing your quilts. I worked on mine quite a bit yesterday – hand quilting it. But I had the news on tv as I sewed and it’s one bad news shooting or hurricane event after another. “Thoughts and prayers,” sure, but little action.
    Oh, Koopie! Trees and cheeseballs! What a diet you enjoy!

  16. Your hand stitching is beautiful, and I thought of you when I was touring the New England Quilt Museum a while back. :-) We are having rain on and off as well, but I don’t have any flowers blooming. I also took out my tomatoes this week, but I have dozens of tomatoes and I can’t eat them fast enough. :-)

  17. Deb says:

    So fun to see your quilting. I can’t believe you still have blooms. 6 years and I had to look up the weather in Vermont for next month…. must find my sweaters and long dress pants for my week of work. (Was feels like 105 today!) I’ll be busy prepping some hand work for the week too!

  18. Marcia says:

    Oh, your son’s dog has such soulful eyes. And that quilt will surely be an heirloom. May you stay safe from natural and human threats…

  19. Pat in WNY says:

    We had two nights of 28 deg. and it was like someone waved a wand over the hillsides and said “now”. The colors came on so fast and glorious. Here’s hoping yours show up soon. Love the hand quilted finish you are putting on that quilt.

  20. FlowerLady says:

    Your flowers are lovely, as is your quilting and your grand dog looks happy.

    It is hot and humid down here in s.e. FL.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  21. Kim says:

    It’s hot and humid here. May as well be July…flowers still in bloom, green leaves and fast growing grass. I’m not complaining, but it is a bit odd. Pretty quilt!

  22. rue says:

    It’s already fall here and it’s glorious. Your flowers look beautiful and so is that pup ;)

    xo,
    rue

  23. Dawn says:

    Love seeing your lovely quilting, keep on!!
    We are having frost here.
    Enjoy your sweet company.

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