I also spent as much time out in the yard as I could. This daylily bloomed for me while I was out there. When I started, it was still closed. But, by the time I was ready to go in, it was beautiful
And, we got the first bloom from a daylily named Charlene's Patio.
I also did some hand quilting. There's another post in the planning, not so much a tutorial as "things I've learned about hand quilting that I can share" kind of post. Things that would have helped me relax when I was learning to hand quilt, and even when I was starting this project and decided that it was going to be heavily quilted. I'm on the fourth feather. Whoo-hoo!
Remember that sharp needle I accidentally picked up the other day? Well, it was starting to soften in the middle and bend, so I went in search of a brother for it. I tested a whole lot of sharps before I found the package that one came out of. One thing I was reminded of is that size is relative to manufacturer because a size 10 from one company was not the same as a size 10 from another. But, these are Richard Hemming and Son needles, sharps, size 10. They have a nice length, and are sturdy enough to stack some stitches on, and they slide through that cotton batting like butter. I've used about a half the package I bought several years ago... and I need to go in search of more. They will not last like a between for hand quilting. But, they more than make up for it in ease. I'll save those betweens for when I'm hand quilting through wool or poly.
Everybody have a great Monday. Syd's first Monday off school. Enjoy it kiddo... tomorrow, there will be chores.