Friday, August 7, 2009

A Little This, A Little That

The weather has been wonderful: low 90s, sunshine and a nice breeze. I have found myself balancing piecing with reading (and of course housework). And look at what a week of rain and then sunshine has done for my plants. My hydrangea flower is getting bigger and my roses are outdoing themselves.

I did get all my Dresden plates done and have started working on a layout.

I also have been working on the A Tisket A Tasket BOM at Bunny Hill. I got a late start with these but have now gotten them done through May.

And, I have made another Quilt in a Cup.

They have come out with a lidded cup so, of course, I had to have one. It arrived Wednesday and Thursday I was busy making a little quilt for it.

See, I even made a label for it.

DH and I will be leaving for Maryland on Monday so I am putting together some things to work on while we are traveling and visiting. Each of the above BOM blocks have a small amount of hand embroidery to complete so I am bringing them along. I did a lot of hand embroidery MANY years ago so figure I can do a little now. LOL I will also be sewing down the binding on Alabama Escargot. Any bets on how much I actually get done?

I am currently enjoying an evening “home alone.” DH has been assisting with a college musical, Footloose, and the first performance is tonight. I went to the dress rehearsal last night and it was terrific. Tonight I am finishing the laundry, reading blogs, and beginning the planning for packing. And I guess that sitting here writing/reading on the computer isn’t getting any of that done so I better get off and get busy.


loulee said...

Wow! All very productive, both you and the garden. Those roses look lovely.

Lurline said...

A lovely, intersting Post - safe trip
Hugs - Lurline♥

Pat said...

LOVE the way you did your cup. Enjoy your trip....maybe sometime when you are at their house in MD, they will go with you on a trip to the Rehoboth Beach or Ocean City area and I can arrange to meet up with you since I don't live far from either place.

karenfae said...

have a fun trip. I had thought of getting one of those cups and had not done so, you have decorated yours nicely.

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Judy in OKC said...

Pardon my deletion...trying to get my profile to work properly when I want to post a comment....

I just wanted to let you know I love the Quilt in a Cup! Now I want one, as well as their Quilt in a Clock! LOL!

Judy in OKC

Zlaty said...

Hi Gari,

I was just browsing trough your lovely blog and noticed you have the same quilting machine as me! The Baby lock quilters choice pro!
What kind a frame do you have?

I enjoyed looking at your colorful quilts!


QuiltedSimple said...

you've been busy. Love your quilt in a cup.