Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dog Days of Summer

Definitely the dog days of summer this week. Today it's supposed to hit 93 degrees and very, very humid. I will be spending the day indoors. This is one of the new plants - a hibiscus. So very beautiful, but each bloom only lasts one day!
They are huge, though - about the size of a dinner plate!

I've been doing a little quilting lately. Quilted the last homeless quilt for the year -- we made 62 of them this year and I quilted every one of them.  The people at church pieced all of them, and friend, Nancy bound all of them!  Whew!
Next month - we're switching gears and making kids quilts for awhile.  We will eventually go back to making the bigger ones - we still have tons of scraps to use up!
Our group did a shop hop day to Bloomington, IL - big sale at The Treadle, and I bought another bunch of kids fabrics.  We also stopped at a new to us shop that puts together 5 yard quilt kits.  I think the name of the place was Boline's - it was in a warehouse, and their fabric was only about $8 a yard.

I've also been working on baby quilts -- one for a family friend and one for my new grand nephew due in December. I found some Mickey Mouse fabric at The Treadle, so that's what I'm using for the new nephew's quilt. I'll post pics when it's finished.
Until next time....blessings.