Greetings dear readers! I’m making great progress on the hand quilting of my red and white quilt and gradually crossing off items on the ”sleeves and labels” list. Instead of showing my own not currently very exciting work today, I’m going to share work from the ”show and tell” portion of my latest Quilt Bee meeting. I’ve been very lucky to be a part of this group of wonderful women for over 20 years! Here is Kathryn’s fabulous hand quilted and appliqued quilt:
Sorry about the lighting – we’ve been meeting on a member’s screened porch (1800’s farm house!) in the evening the last 4 months – so much better than Zoom! But next month we’ll need to move inside (we’re all vaccinated). Making this quilt extra special is the fact that her mother made some of the blocks. She also brought her fun Kaffe tea pots – sorry I didn’t get the full thing in the photo:
Janice brought 2 lovely pieces. The first was a challenge to use solids and is finished; the applique piece is in progress:
Sally brought a completed top that is going to be a wedding gift:
We were thrilled to have long time member Havrilla visit us from Arizona in her camper as she travels around the country visiting family. She shared 2 recent quilts:
Rosemary shared this fun dinosaur quilt for a great grandchild:
And our host Susan shared her 50+ Lucy Boston blocks that she’s been English paper piecing the past several months. These are beyond fabulous – every one worth studying! I took pictures of 4 and here they are:
I have some new neighbors – 3 more new goats at a different property from the others I mentioned a while back. Here’s the male, Pete:
And here’s Mabel (on the left)(love these names!):
Hope I can get them to come closer to the fence for some better photos in the future!
I forgot to mention that I’ve also been working on my September mini. I can’t show it yet, but here’s a little tease – my fabric pull for it:
Red, black, and gold has always been a favorite color combination and I can’t wait to share – though I love September and don’t want it to pass to quickly!
I’ll finish this post with some recent earthly delights. This photo was taken during an early morning walk with a friend on the Maine coast. The sky was clear and the sun low, sparkling beautifully on the water – absolutely gorgeous!
Also on that walk, a barn that I love and a lovely tidal creek view(beautiful blues!):
Closer to home, on a different walk, was this incredible fungal growth – for persoective, the stump is about a foot in diameter:
I used my new book, ”Bark” to look up this tree:
This type of bark is made of ”scales or plates” and because the upper and lower edges of the plates curve outward, this is probably a ”pitch pine” tree. Love the texture!!
Finally, a true harbinger of early autumn, this sumac branch – love the red and green combination, plus the leaves on the side of the road just yesterday, even though the trees don’t yet have enough of these to make a splash!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi