Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Summertime and the Living is Hot

I have been wanting to get around to posting for awhile now, and only just realized that it has been a whole month since I last posted. It seems that every time I make a decision to try and post more, something happens and I don't follow through. I must admit, I am a bit lazy about posting because of all the hoops I have to jump through to get it done these days. Logging out of my regular google account that I use for everything else, and into the one I use for blogging, having pictures downloaded...the list goes on. There has been lots going on in July here. 

There has been lots of embroidery work happening. I finished this piece after several weeks of working on it. It is from BeCoProductions, a designer from Canada. She has an Etsy shop.
I got a bee in my bonnet to make a postage stamp quilt from some really soft colors. I made four 10"x11" panels and sashed them with some off white. All of this is scraps, so I don't really have any fabric information.
I got a new drive belt for my grandmother's Singer featherweight and installed it. I am so glad I did, because the old one was cracked in several places and I would have been sad if it broke in the middle of something.
We go to a local farmer's market every Saturday and one thing I always get is a bouquet of local flowers. It has been fun to seen the varieties change as the season progresses. Early on it was peonies and now its Zinnias and sunflowers and Marigolds.
I made another crochet rag rug from balls of strips that I had put together about a year or so ago. I have it in my kitchen and it was so much fun, I am making scrap balls for another one. It's very helpful in culling out scrap fabric strips that would otherwise be tossed.
More embroidery work. This is another pattern from BeCo Productions. I love her stuff.
The littles were here with us for a week of "camp" and one of the activities was to start building this LEGO Hogwarts Castle. Granddaddy bought this with B in mind, as he loves LEGOS and Harry Potter. There are over 6000 pieces, so it will take awhile to finish. We love the "stained glass".

And I am working on making some small felt cacti to fit in these tiny pots for my oldest grandson. He got the pots from a teacher last year and wanted to fill them with something that didn't need tending to. I have 4 done and 3 to go.

There has also been lots of swimming going on. When the littles were here, we went every day. Now we go 3-4 times a week. It's good exercise.  So you can see, I have been very busy. Also, I had a computer issue while typing this post. Another reason I avoid posting. Computers are unpredictable.

I hope you are staying cool. Happy summer.