Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Autumn Blooms & A Little Porch Time!

I was beginning to despair that we skipped right through summer and into fall!  It was sure feeling like Fall as I stitched this Autumn Blooms kit!  This fabulous pattern is designed by one of our favorites, Maggie Bonanomi and the kits are available at the Barn, along with three other new designs, each one cuter than the next.  If you love Maggie, like we love Maggie, you, too will have to have them all!  I love these colors any time of the year! 

Two Birds


Garden Basket

Thankfully, it's beginning to feel slightly more like summer; we had our first 80 degree day of the year so Dudley and I are ready for a little porch time! 

And just in case it continues to stay chilly, my "A Little Porch Time" quilt just returned from the quilter to keep me warm out there on the porch!  Once again, Karen, our machine quilter, has outdone herself!  She added butterflies, dragonflies, and ladybugs in the quilting.  I tried to get a detail shot but I don't have the where-with-all!  I'm not much of a photographer!  But, I will have to try and get a photo of Dudley's new hairdo; his hair mats so every spring he has to go in for a shave. It's been so cold that he just went in. This year he's looking especially cute!  Just like a miniature lion, but he's still a little embarrassed so I haven't been able to get a picture! 

My two

This past weekend, Spokane hosted Hoopfest, the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world.  My kids have been participating ever since they were old enough; it's great fun.  So this weekend, we had two mens teams and one womens team plus all their friends for a total of 17 kids staying with us.  It was fun to have the house full again:  I've washed 4 loads of towels, restocked the frig and cupboards, but still haven't gotten all the quilts put away that they prefer to sleep under!  Did I just call this "fun"?  Good thing I have quilting to keep me sane!  Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful new designs. I am working on a new one myself, but might start over and try it with my first idea. Love how you did Lynda's design, really beautiful fabric choices.