It has been a couple weeks now of VERY HOT weather. The only thing to do is stay in the house with the air conditioner on. However, it makes for some progress in the sewing room. Not much one can do about it except for walk the dog in the early morning, before 8am for sure, while it is still below 80, and suffer through with a bit of housework here and there.The last blossom is going on my hand appliqué runner. One more center piece and another leaf and it is ready to get on some batting and a back and start quilting it.I am not sure how to quilt it. I do expect to put some veins on the leaves, other than that I don't know yet. The binding will be the same green as the bias vines.
This pile of 6.5 by 1.5 inch strips are all ready to add to the last 40 blocks in a very scrappy quilt. I am bound and determined to rid myself of a good deal of small scrap fabrics. This seems to be doing the trick, well maybe. I will admit that no matter how much you cut fabric up and attempt to use it up somehow it multiplies and you end of with just as much as you stared with. Here are the finished blocks. They measure 6.5 inches square. I have 60 blocks done so just another 40 to go to finish a 60 by 60 inch scrap quilt. And no I have no idea what why I am doing this.
This is Zoey now, our 4 1/2 month old Yorkshire Terrier puppy. She has grown a good deal since we got her in June at 8 weeks old. She is very much in the need for a haircut.
As you can see, she makes herself right at home. An afternoon nap on the sofa with the ceiling fan on high, and the air conditioner running is truly a dog's life.