Friday, July 09, 2010

A Summer Day in July

I completed my last two quilt tops and they have been binded and put out for use. The Harvest Home Quilt made fro the confeffti cake pattern with my own border. I pieced this quilt while I was going through a tough time so everytime I look at the finish product it makes me know I'm tougher than I think.....
My Baskets of Life Quilt was finished this afternoon. It was quilted with a meandering stitch all over even in the stitchery blocks.



Summer is in full swing.  The herbs are beautiful.  I guess we have just the right mix of sun and rain.  They seem to be thriving this year.

Here's a snapshot of the first pumpkin in the pumpkin patch....I guess every thing starts out small.

We've had a couple of 'hiccups' at our house.  But I realize they are just hiccups and when I look at the "big" picture I know all things happen for a reason.  Even though we may not know what it is right now, I do know that they'll work out for good.

I use to think we had issues or problems.. but now I kinda think we just have " Life".  Just like every one else.

Keep Quilting.....

18 comments:

Lori said...

Beautiful quilts and love that bicycle! How creative!

Juliann in WA said...

Everything looks lovely in your yard. We are just not getting some weather above 70 degrees so I am hopeful for my garden.

Karen said...

Both quilts are a wonderful finish. I need to piece the back for my "Baskets of Life" so I can complete the quilt. I have the stitchery done for the back.
I hope the tough times are over with and you are on to better things.

Sue said...

Oohh your quilts are so lovely! So glad you were able to get them quilted. Mine are still sitting in my sewing room unquilted. I'm a real slacker :)

Your flowers are looking great. We finally got rain down here yesterday after three weeks of not having any. It was a much needed relief.

Everything does happen for a reason and for your good. I hope the hiccups pass soon...real soon.

Enjoy your summer days :D

In Christ,

Sue

Quilt Nut said...

your quilts are lovely! i have one similar to your Harvest Quilt i did many many years ago in pastels; it is still one of my favorites

Linda said...

Beautiful quilts Mel. Glad to see you quilted through the stitcheries. Yes "Life" just happens whether we are ready for it or not, but we also know that God never leaves us or forsakes us.

Colleen said...

The quilts turned out beautiful, Mel, and I know what you mean... it's become 'just life' when these things happen. I think I was living a charmed life for a lot of years and just didn't realize it!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your photography is really nice. I love the confetti quilt.

Yes, tough times make us tougher. I wish life could be easier, but there's no escaping the bumps in the road. I hope and pray things get better over there soon.

the canned quilter said...

Isn't it funny how quilts can bring memories. I have a quilt that I worked on while sitting in the hospital with my dying father. I would sit and quilt and when I would leave the room he would hide my scissors and thread. It was a little game we played. I can hardly look at that quilt now without crying and thinking of him that has been 10 years ago.

Libby said...

I see all the potential in that pumpkin . . . can't wait for it to make its carved blog debut!

sewprimitive karen said...

You might know Libby would comment on that pumpkin LOL; I love it too, it is wonderful and so is the bicycle. Your whole yard looks great.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the confetti quilt...........I want to make one of those..........it has been on my to do list for a little while now.......

sometimes things happen or life gets us down but I look around at others and see what is happening to them and think things aren't so bad then.....so and so is in a worse situation.......take care of yourself.....

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your confetti quilt. I started that one too but had to put it away to get some other stuff done. I"ve been thinking about getting it out again.

Susan said...

Love your quilts and flowers and heart-felt words, love the colors in the basket quilt and the quirky bicycle. Hope all is better soon in your life!

Idaho Quilter said...

I guess we need hiccups in our life so we appreciate the good times more. Love your quilts, and as always your yard.

Muddling Through said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I especially like the baskets one, and yes, we all just have to deal with life. It happens, doesn't it!

Carol said...

Mel your quilts are just wonderful and your pictures are spectacular! Love the bike! Hope those hiccups are behind you!

Claudia said...

Your quilts are lovely, as usual! We have some stresses here, as well, but we keep plugging away! Love the little pumpkin - I don't think I've seen one at that wee stage!

xo
Claudia