Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Scents



I love these 'Chocolate' hollyhocks - not only for their color, but the scent just fills the yard.  It is a perfect accent to the welcome chimes.  And since this photo was taken a few weeks ago, this one has grown to an estimated 15 feet and all its' blossoms are out in full spendor. 



This was my Sliced Apples Quilt Along - I used 'Birchbark Lodge' and naming this one 'Bears in the Woods'.  Yes, we have a lot of welcome signs.  Remember the Pets on Quilts Parade is coming in August.



Oh, that chain-saw bear is heavy!  But, I thought this flimsie needed to be photo'ed in the woods.  So off I trekked with my two furries following but not too helpful - they are in amongst the trees - hunting.  I'm waiting for my long armer to return from vacation - I want a panto that has bears and pines for the quilting.



And being home for the 'celebration' day - tending the shop and keeping an eye on the homestead while everyone else was away - I needed to play with some new fabric.  'Bungle Jungle' by tim&beck is so fun and colorful.  I have all my semi-blocks made and laid out, but my SIL has a super eye and I think I will let her 'shuffle' them around before I sew them together for my July  "Let Me See Your Jelly Roll" piece.

Remember the R/W/B Blog Hop - the full schedule can be found at Jane's HERE

 Also, I realize I have passed my 300th post (with May For Me), so waited for the 70,00 visit and that is now over 90,000, and now I see I am one follower away from 500.  So on Monday (July 9th) I will be posting a give away (and announce the R/W/B winner)

CLOSING THOUGHT



"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains..."
- Diane Ackerman

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. I love the quilt you took into the woods.

    Congrats on all your blog milestones, now I'm off to check that I am a follower. I am sure I am, but with my memory, who knows?

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  2. congrats on your milestones Sharon and lovely post,well done my friend.xx

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  3. Love your Bear in the Woods! And congratulations on your achievements! We are so grateful to have you in blogland...you are such an inspiration! Now what are you making today?

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  4. Your Bear in the Woods is super! I love the movement and the zig-zaggy lines :*) And your Bungle Jungle blocks look very interesting indeed. I've been a sucker for a puzzle and they look like puzzle pieces to me. Fun fabric!!! I will be checking back for your celebration giveaway!

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  5. I love seeing quilts photographed outside. I started doing that too.

    My favorite outside smell is honeysuckle. MMMM.

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  6. Sharon, I'm always in awe by the loveliness of your work! And you display them so nicely too! Wow, you've really had some milestones lately, haven't you?!! :)

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  7. Bear in the Woods is a good name. Perfect quilt pic staging.
    COOL chimes!
    Such a 'fun' quilting block pattern for a 'fun' fabric collection like Bungle Jungle.
    Over 300 posts, 90,000 visits and 500 followers! Congratulations! I love your blog, Sharon.

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  8. I really enjoy stopping by even if I don't always comment (words are hard for me). Keep up the good work

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  9. Sharon, your quilts are always so beautiful. You inspire me constantly. Thank you!

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  10. Love "Bear in the Woods"! Congrats on reaching your milestones....I echo Lesley's comment -- we are blessed to have you here in blogland!

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  11. congrats on reaching some pretty awesome milestones! the quilt is pretty great too!

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  12. Wow, Sharon. Congratulations!! Your legacy has begun, now to keep up the work. LOL It's all in fun - fabric and friends.

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  13. Love all your quilts Sharon - I do think we like similar colors. I wish I could grow the Hollyhocks, just have never been very successful. Yours are beautiful and for the "cottage" maybe I will try again. Judy C

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  14. I love hollihocks, too. One of the old fashion flowers that I don't see as much anymore. Bears in the Woods looks super. Your number crunching is something else. Congrats on reaching so many of us.

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  15. Oh the hollyhock is gorgeous , I have never seen a chocolate one.Absolutely love your quilt and the photo was great amongst the trees.Congrats on reaching this milestone :-)

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  16. Your quilt looks beautiful out in the woods with the bear and hiding kitties :) Can't wait to see it quilted and congrats on 300 posts!

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  17. You Bear in the Woods turned out really nice. Look at you...you have 500 now.

    Your really good at blogging and sewing.

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  18. Oh my DH would love those Hollyhocks! Great R/W/B quilt. Congrats on the followers and the posts!

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  19. Don't you just love summer, when the weather is lovely and quilt photos can be taken outside, and the critters can go hunt?

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