Wednesday, June 6, 2012
June is Busting Out
"June is bustin' out all over
All over the meadow and the hill!
Buds're bustin' outa bushes
And the rompin' river pushes
Ev'ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill!"
Now you would think that would produce a lovely photo of flowers - but we have had rain every day this month of June and our lawn is just 'brown' with mushrooms. You don't want to walk thru them and when mowed, their musky, spore laden pollen just is nauseating.
My wonderful doll quilt arrived from Germany! Leonie did a lot of hand stitching on this - which I just love. She says this is her first landscape quilt - and the last. So I am tickled that I get the one and only! Sweetie, I am sure you will venture the waters again. Oh, yes, there were candies and cookies in that package, too - but not in the photo - because they were divided up amongst the houses on the hill and eaten (enjoyed).
CHRISTMAS QUILT ALONG
A reminder - the Christmas Quilt Along is this Saturday with Paulette at Sweet P Quilting as our hostess. Sue also challenged us to come up with our thoughts on the design of all those block components. I have shuffled them so many times.
Even though I like the single block above - I really think it is a two block design that forms a secondary design - BUT I could be wrong. I have two birthday parties this weekend - little miss (grand daughter) is turning 1 and her party is Saturday afternoon - and eldest widget (grandson) is turning the the BIG 5 and his party is Sunday afternoon. I will play with the QAL inbetween parties.
I am waiting on some fabric orders to complete some projects - so I am crafting along side my SIL. She's playing with pin cushions and I have been making Quilter's Stilettos - from the pdf offered on Bonnie Hunter's (Quiltville) blog by one of her followers. **PDF foundHERE** I ordered my 'lacers' from a kitchen wholesale site (www.KitchenDance.com) and got them way cheaper than if thru crafting or home store. And hit a wonderful bead clearance sale at a local craft shop.
"In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."
- Aldo Leopold
(The sun is suppose to shine this weekend and I hope to catch all our wonderful flowers in photo to share)