June means another 16th birthday for one of the granddaughters. As I have said in the past, several of the girls have asked for a grown up quilt for their 16th birthdays. I guess that means they want to tuck those baby quilts away. As hard as I have tried to keep them little, they are not listening to one word of my begging. ;-)
So....this is the newest 16th birthday quilt all finished except for the label. I love the texture that the quilting adds to a fairly simple design. I used a lavender thread and quilted a pantograph with birds, butterflies and flowers - perfect for a young lady.
We have slipped into our June Gloom weather pattern here which means overcast mornings and sunny afternoons with a very monotonous temperature - mid 70s. My temperature quilt is reflecting the boredom. We had a couple of warmer days mid month, but there is not a lot of excitement towards the end of the month.
I even added a little turtle this month on the day when our momma tortoise laid her eggs.
This is what the year looks like so far. I hope the reds start to become more frequent visitors.
I don't know about you, but I am always wondering the best technique for washing quilts where I worry about the dyes bleeding. I recently came across a method that sounds really interesting and I think I am going to give it a try. Here is a link to it. Has anyone else tried it, and if so, what did you think?
We spent a couple of days last week at the beach with my sister, brother and their spouses. While there we took a walk around the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. The gardens showcase all of the native plants and it was a great time to see so many in bloom.
I loved this scalloped rock.
We also visited a local nursery and enjoyed seeing the orchids and begonias.
My sister and BIL brought along a box of the local chocolates. Aren't the pieces fun? They are all handmade on the premises and you can watch them making them. Is life like a box of chocolates??? They say "you never know what you're gonna get". I could make bets on a few of these.
May was a crazy month and I welcome a, hopefully, quieter June. Happy June to all!