We are on baby watch for our newest grandbaby this week so I am taking advantage of time spent close to the phone. I've tried to keep the week cleared of schedules so it has been a productive week around the house. Cupboards have been sorted out, lots of deep cleaning, a little gardening and some solid hours of sewing for mending and fun. It all feels great.
Summer temperatures have finally arrived - at least warmer temps than what we have had so far this summer. The air conditioning has yet to click on, but it feels toasty warm outside.
My hummers are still at the feeders all day long, but we also have our orioles making appearances to share their food. We always enjoy their cackling sound which is so distinctive. They arrive in March and will migrate back in late August or early September.
I'm continuing to plug away on my Just Takes 2 blocks.
I made a quilt for the new baby. I still need to put a label on it, but I always add a photo label with one of the first pictures of the new baby. I love this jelly roll for a child's quilt.....such cute fabrics, so bright and cheery.
Minky was used on the back of this quilt. I really like the look of the quilting with the minky fabrics.
The 5th star is added to the Summer Star QAL at Temecula Quilt Co.
I've started my swap quilt for the ALQS7 swap. I have mentioned before that I just love this swap. It is done perfectly in the fact that you must have a completed quilt to enter. You then get to view the completed quilts and choose your favorites from which you will then receive one of them. The quilts I have received in the past have all been gorgeous!!! A sneak peak.....
It's been fun to sit and hand stitch in the evenings while watching the Olympics. I am going to be sorry to see them close.