While I was taking that picture, JR was on guard duty. He managed to corner a black cat under our porch earlier today. I assume the cat went home after JR came in the house. This picture was taken from the front porch. The top corner of the "big bed" is on the left, the round bed is on the right and all along the road we have shrubs and lilies and other flowers planted.
This afternoon I worked on my Twinklers quilt. I have both borders on, the binding stitched and pressed, and the backing made. I hope to get it on the machine sometime later this week, but I haven't decided how I'm going to quilt it, so will need to decide that and practice that. The quilt is done in Christmas colors -- all scrappy --so I may do holly leaves and berries, or maybe just a stars and loops meander or maybe a combination. The pattern for this quilt was a free scrappy pattern from a few years ago offered by Claudia's Quilt Shoppe online. I don't think it is still available, but she has others at that site. I'll show this quilt when it is finished!
Next up? I don't know -- I want to spend some time on my applique block #2 for Primitive Garden because I haven't had a chance lately. I'm dying to get out one of my hand quilting projects just for fun. I have a large quilt that I designed a few years ago and it needs to be finished -- I only have a few blocks done, but I have cut all the pieces and bagged them together, so it shouldn't take too much brain power to pull it out and start piecing it together again. I have who knows how many tops that are still awaiting quilting -- I'll need to make backings for them, but that shouldn't take much time. And I surely need to practice on the longarm. Guess I should take some time and choose the next project! I do have two more baby quilts that have to be made by the middle of October, but I need a break from baby for awhile!
The weather was a bit cooler this morning and I managed to get a couple of flower beds re-weeded. Weeds were easier to pull because the rain softened the ground and I got out there before they had taken over. So, the weeding plan is working!
Leftovers for dinner again.
Emails from Steph.