Welcome to the first day of hell…uh, I mean summer.
It’s officially begun, and any day, the official temp could rise above a hundred and stay there for a couple of months. I keep thinking how lucky we are, because in 2011, we’d already had 18 days above a hundred before summer started. Hopefully, this drought is slowly ending, the same way it slowly began.
Or, it’s climate change and we’re all doomed.
I might get to meet the lady that sent me the box of Sudie’s quilt scraps tomorrow. I really need to know more about Sudie. Anyway, here are four hand pieced mariner’s compass blocks. They aren’t perfect, but they look perfect. I will definitely find a way to use them, maybe in a four block quilt with these appliqued onto it.
I can’t pick a favorite.
As a reminder, I was gifted a box of “scraps” that has turned out to be a treasure chest. I don’t know anything about the maker yet, but am loving her work, all done by hand. I have one more quilt to show you, but it’s so special that I have to wait until it is ironed before I take pictures. So, it will be a while because I can only iron before the sun comes up.
Of course, summer is the season for garden pictures. My friend Kath posted pictures of her garden in England yesterday and we found we both have shasta daisies…except she said hers grow like wild flowers and mine have to be coddled and talked to.
A very deep red daylily. This is it’s first year here.
I can’t wait for my friends to see it. It’s preened and picked and there’s not a dead leaf or stick anywhere to be seen. A very well groomed garden. But, it’s too hot to keep this up.
Be well and have a great Friday. Tomorrow is a shopping day at a large rural plant nursery and antique shops.