July brings summer with 100 degree temperatures in my area. You don't want to go outside after 8am, so on top of the virus the heat keeps one in.
My Cold Wind Blows wall hanging top is complete. The birds were the perfect borders.
I spray basted it to my batting and back and started the leaves' quilting. I have become very fond of the heavy double stitch for leaf veins. I just love how much the quilting stands out. I spray baste outside, normally a very straight forward task. However, this time I had a wasp for company, and the little bugger bit me four times before husband rushed out and took care of him. Fortunately I am not allergic so some minor stinging and itching and within a couple hours nothing to show for my mishap but 4 red dots on my arm.
I keep getting quilty news with all this talk about Christmas in July. So I decided to dig through my stash and patterns for a bit of early Christmas cheer. The pattern didn't seem all that holiday-ish but I made it once before so decided it would work.
I select this print for my focal fabric.
So it is all ready now to get the pieces sewn together and on to some quilting. It should end up at about 15" by 47''.
Our summer garden is in full swing. Lots of nice Swiss chard, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and squash.
We even had this little guy visit for an afternoon. Much nicer than the wasp.
This is Marilyn my daughter's peacock. She also has 4 others all males. Marilyn has been sitting on the front patio enjoying the summer shade. She is rather snooty and has no interest in the male peacocks that all seeming to be interested in courting her.
And sure enough here is one of those guys, sitting on the lawn just on the side of the patio. She won't even allow him in the chair next to her. My daughter says she is pretty sure Marilyn talked to mother duck that early this spring hatched 13 ducklings. She having no interest in motherhood what so ever. Smart peahen!