Thursday, June 21, 2012
A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. As a result, on the solstice the Sun appears to have reached its highest or lowest annual altitude in the sky above the horizon at local solar noon. The solstices, together with the equinoxes, are connected with the seasons. In many cultures the solstices mark either the beginning or the midpoint of winter and summer.
And it brought the hottest day of the year to us - and this 'old lady' had an air conditioner installed - thanks to my brother!
DOLL QUILTER'S SWAP
I received this beautiful doll quilt from Anita for the June Theme - Something Old-Something New. This 'Happiness is an Heirloom Quilt' is such a treasure. I hope you can enlarge to peek at all those sweet prints she put into the little postage stamp quilt on a quilt. And the pieces are graduated size to give the deminsion of flowing into the piece - clever!
And just a great label (on some super backing) - label those quilts ladies and gents. She added some various laces and ribbons and roses - oh that lace with the trees and houses is just so pretty. I am planning a large crazy quilt with white/off white/beige fabric and embellishing with lites and pastels. How sweet of Anita to add to my embellishings.
12" MINI SWAP
Our June theme was "Welcome" and I received this sweet Pineapple mini from Mary Pat (who said in her little note with it that she wanted to keep it). I am so happy with this - an heirloom block representing 'welcome' itself. I have been keeping a watchful eye on it, my Mom is very partial to all things Pineapple. Thank you so much Mary Pat!
This was the "Welcome" mini I sent to Danette. We've been paired up in swaps before so I knew a little about her and I just have a thing about birdhouses welcoming Spring. Picture is from her as I was afraid if it was in my photo album, I would but up on my blog and she would see it.
LET ME SEE YOUR JELLY ROLL
I finished up my Jelly Roll quilt for this months challenge. It still looks like an Easter Egg to me. I used a Bella Solid JR with my staple Kona Snow. I have a light weight flannelette in white with multi mini pastel dots for the back and saved some of the JR strips for a scrappy binding. It will be saved for a spring baby gift.
The quiet stars came out, one after one;
The holy twilight fell upon the sea,
The summer day was done."
- Celia Thaxter
**I had scheduled this to auto re-lease - of course , it didn't**