Thursday, July 5, 2012
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)
"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