In my last post I’d mentioned that my son & DIL had gone to D.C. for the Memorial Day weekend with a local veteran’s motorcycle group and they would meet up with the larger “Rolling Thunder” groups there. ( I had the dog and her sister had three of the kids. )
They were going to stay with an Iraq war vet buddy and his wife and I am assuming that this picture that she’d texted me was when they were heading to that area. Stop for the geese! :) Hilarious ! On a four lane highway!
Meanwhile once they got back it was as hot here as it was in DC…temps around 90 or above and feeling like mid-July versus the end of May :( I don’t like this kind of weather.
They’d recently had French Drains installed by a friend of the family and Merle the dog’s electrical fence had inadvertently been damaged. That friend brought food over for an evening cookout on Monday ( burgers, hot dogs and beans ) and I made a huge bowl of potato salad and the guys labored in the hot sun to re-install the fence in to the ground so that this goofball could be safe and not run off :)
My grandson threw this ball and Merle refused to release it. He carried it around like this for 10 minutes or more and I told my son to get a phone pic!! :)
As to the hand quilting on the Rose of Sharon..here is where I am right now :
I took a break from the fans over the last few days…
Not too long ago Pat from Amity Quilter had asked what I might do with the borders and I’d not thought of it until then. But she got me thinking about it and since I had one section done where I could move on to a border finish I did so :
I thought that a geometric sort of quilting on the borders might be a nice contrast to the fans. I had a plastic triangle tool and I just used that to trace around going down the border and then adding another round after the first.
Back to the fans now! :)
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