Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I got this idea from Tami's blog.  I like the idea of PIF.  So the first three people who leave comments and agree to do PIF will receive a gift from me.  It will come in the next couple weeks (more than likely) and might even be some hand painted fat quarters.  I am painting fabric again today, going to do tie dyed look with cedar overlays - should be interesting.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 8 - a little trip

This morning we decided to take a drive out the Lummi Peninsula. It is one of our favorite areas, and closeby, but we haven't been out there for a couple summers. Everything is green and lush after our long spring and plentiful rain.

The elderberries were gorgeous - sometimes there were groves of them with over 100 plants. Some had birds eating the berries but I didn't get any pictures of that.

The Goatsbeard was rampant, with many plants hanging down almost to the road. Some of them had already gone to seed.

There were big patches of fireweed, one of my favorite roadside flowers. There is a legend that when the fireweed blossoms have reached the top of the stalk then you know that summer is over. I'm glad they are just in the beginning stages fo blooming.

We came upon this totem by the Elder's Home - it is called Little Cub Creek and if you look at the left side of the main totem you will see the cub totem in the tree.

It was a very nice ride - and on the way home we stopped at a farm stand and got fresh summer vegetables - corn, lettuce, cucumbers, big fat red tomatoes and next on to a berry stand where we got a flat of raspberries and strawberries. The car smelled great all the way home.

I didn't get any quilting done today, but after we got home I did get my tomato plants potted up in the new greenhouse so before too long we should have fresh tomatoes. Our yard has a cool micro climate and in the evenings the cool air from the top of the hill behind the house slides down and makes our yard too cool to effectively grow tomatoes, and now we have a solution for that

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Thanks for visiting my blog. I am currently working on embroidering twelve Flowers of the Month Blocks for a commission, and a Double Wedding Ring quilt. I paper pieced the arcs of the DWR and am hand appliqueing them onto the white background. I have about half of it finished. I'm using only 30s repros fabrics for it.

I am thinking of making the joining blocks out of parts of vintage embroidered linens. I would cut them to the size to fit where the arcs join. I have been collecting vintage embroidered linens for a long time now and have a nice box full of them. I get them at yard sales and thrift shops.

The weather is wonderful here, finally, after a long , long rainy spring, and I have been enjoying sitting on the porch in the evenings and working on the DWR quilt.