This is it–the middle of the summer and a big heat wave coming. Sharon called and said to come get some dahlias as they don’t like the heat coming toward us (102) so I went over early and we picked a bouquet to take to my Mom, a lover of pink.
Sharon has rigged up a cover to screen some of the flowers from the heat of the blaring late afternoon sun:
and finally this week I put the binding on the “ugly fabric challenge” quilt. Four of us took a pile of ugly fabric and tried to make it in to something nicer (not nice exactly–but nicer). Sally and I took pink orange and purple and here’s how it looked on the wall before we divided it up:
We split it in half and here’s is Sally’s pretty terrific quilt:
My own version was a little wonkier but has it’s own charm
and the back where the really ugly stuff is (no Kaffe on this side):
LeeAnn and Cynthia started out fast with the blues and greens and roof tops, but never crossed the finish line (this piece is in my sewing room right now I think, hmmmmm??)
Flowers, quilts and beach time (where I’m heading to get out of the valley heat). That’s what summer is all about. Stay cool friends.
Checked NOAA today – yikes you guys are hot. But the dahlias, and the quilts, are gorgeous.
Head to the beach!! (NOAA says 65 there).
OMG! I WANT Sally’s quilt!