Sunday 17 July 2016

A Little of This and That

Time for an update as to what I've been up to lately. It doesn't seem like I've done much lately, but I have been busy.

Now that school is out for the summer, the grandkids have been regular visitors at grandmas house. Nothing beats enjoying time spent with my grandkids. Quilting gets put on hold as they come first every time. On a hot steamy summer day who doesn't want to have ice cream with grandma and grandpa. Sometimes I think they wear more than they eat. But that's mommy's problem...

Of course I have done other things like admiring these. My flowers always give me pleasure. I think everyone should take time to enjoy what mother nature gives us if at all possible. My grass is a lovely shade of brown not that I enjoy that. We haven't had much in the way of rain since the first of June and I only water my flowers and veggies.

A few of the day lilies in bloom I have a couple more but they weren't open

Then there has been some applique done. Been a little slow as I am designing them as I go. Using my favourite method of applique 'Crafted Applique'. More to come on these in a future post.

A whole lot of HST making going on over here too. Making and trimming these little guys as I'm sure you can all relate takes a fair  heck a lot of time. More about that project in another post too.

HST's aplenty a couple hundred give or take

So far that is what is keeping me out of trouble this summer. What are you doing to keep busy so far this summer?


  1. It sounds like time with the grandkids is a perfect slice of summertime fun. :) I do look forward to hearing more about your projects when you can share, and I definitely agree that Crafted Applique is the best method! :)

    I have personally been working through a quilting to do list so that I can take a bit of a vacation / break in another month or so. I'm losing steam from having so much deadline work, so hopefully I can get it all done in time to meet my commitments.

  2. Can't wait to hear more about that applique project. Looks like maybe a quilt that will allow one to travel even when they are snuggled up in the comforts of home. Sounds like you are having fun with the kiddos and that really is the best way to spend the summer, making memories.

  3. It sounds like your summer is a dream come true Cindy. Grandkids are so much fun! Your daylilies are gorgeous. We are in a drought here too. It looks like you are creating some amazing projects and I'm looking forward to seeing more about them! The applique blocks are incredible!


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