Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday evening—I made it to the weekend. Eric came home Wednesday for a few days and I don’t think I slept as good as I did Wednesday night in a long time. There’s just something about having all your kids under one roof --- no matter how old they are.
Quilting business first.
Here is my Four Season BOM Summer house. I love each block every month. I had spotted this wheelbarrow set up in someone’s yard on our bike rides. So today after work, my camera and I went trespassing and grabbed a couple of snapshots. The clothes pin at the bottom holds it still and the wind kept tossing it around.

I took the water hose to the garden this evening. The rain keeps missing us and it looked pretty thirsty. I planted a coneflower perennial.
The stem keeps shooting off new flowers. I Hope it survives our cold winters and comes back each year.

Both kids went to Green Bay together today. We’ve all been fighting for time with Eric. Chelsey decided a road trip was the best way not to have to share. Hey—I’m glad they’re such good friends.

Don and Eric have movie plans tomorrow so I’ll get some time for sewing.
I sent my Sunday school class letters this week. It was the first time in about five weeks. I’ve never gone that long without writing them. I guess I’ve kind of been going through a dry spell…but maybe it’s over. I kind of feel like I’m getting back into the groove of things.

I’d like to make some post cards this weekend. Maybe it’ll happen. But there are so many parts of summer to enjoy….

Have a great weekend.


Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

So glad you have time with your kids this summer. It is great when they are such good friends. My daughters are too.

Love your Four Seasons block! I need to get started on mine. :o)

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Lovely flower- and wonderful little quilt block. I'm beginning to get the urge to make something like that. I usually tend towards pastels and 30s fabrics - but the country look is starting to call to me.

Stina said...

Nice trespassing... lol...always keeping an eye out for some great photos!! And I love your Four Seasons block!!!
Glad to hear your children are so good friends...mine is now ...not 10 years ago... ;D

Judy said...

The embroidery turned out very well! I do love this BOM!! I can't wait to get back to mine. I'm getting behind, but somehow the movement to stitch those still hurts too much.

It's nice to see how lovely they are going to turn out.

Karen said...

I hope you don't get arrested for trespassing on one of your little quilt picture taking adventures! I love the way you take pictures of your projects outdoors in unusual locations.

Patty said...

Love the block, just so pretty and in the colors I adore.
I have lots of echinasea growing in my flower beds, they are such sturdy flowers and the roots are so good for your health

Leanne said...

I know what you mean about sleeping better when they are in the house. I love your borrowed kids lift their eyes to the sky when do something like that.

Quilt Nut said...

i love cone flowers. and your quilt block!

Raedene said...

Nice coneflower and it should survive the winter. Here in Florida, the coneflowers either rot or the bugs devour them, so I have to replant every year. I like both BOM. They are right down my alley.

CARole said...

I started out with a couple of cone flowers and now I have tons of them. They spread everywhere. They are one of my favorites. Good luck, but I think they are pretty hardy.