Summer has finally hit with a vengeance here in So. California. I really don't mind the heat, but I could live happily without the humidity.
With a stack of unquilted tops a mile long, I have been playing around a bit with some longarm quilting. It has been really fun and it is nice to have some finishes so I can start more quilts!!!
A simple pinwheel design for our guild.
This is actually from Christa's String of Pearls QAL. It looks completely different in the colors that are used in it, but I am happy with the results.
I had the best time last week meeting a fellow blogger. Beth made her way through the L.A. traffic and out to visit. We had the most wonderful time chatting and the day went much too quickly. She is every bit as awesome as she comes across in her blog - talented, creative and charming. She has a picture on her blog. Look at all of these goodies that she brought along with her.
I love them all, Beth, especially the wonderful tote and dishcloth which I am using all the time.
Do any of you follow Rhonda? Every Thursday she gives away one of her mug rugs that she creates. The details on them are amazing. I won last week's shoe mug rug. Isn't it cute? If you haven't joined in on the fun yet, you need to pop over for a visit with her.
I also won these wonderful Windham Fabric Scrap Bag from Debby during the Hexie Blog Hop that was happening. She also has the most beautiful new header on her blog.
We are in the process of redoing the front landscaping. After 25 years, things have died or gotten so overgrown it looked tired and unappealing. We have had a bench on the front deck that was also tired looking. This week, I stripped it all down and water sealed it. Then I made new cushions for it. It is definitely an improvement, but what a job that was!
I managed to get my Friendship bag off to my swap partner in our Sewing With Friends swap. I think she has probably already received it or will shortly so will show it now.
The last of our babies also hatched. We called him Tiny Tim because he is small and feisty.
So .... that's been my week. How was yours?