Hello blogging friends! It has been nearly two months since my last confession, er, I mean my last blog post. I was looking at my photos today and thought I'd share some of my flowers with you. Above is a tiny bouquet of sweet peas. Aren't they sweet? Of course, it is their nature to be sweet. They are flowering wonderfully right now outside the studio door along with nasturtiums and morning glories. Every day I enjoy the wonderful scent of these beauties. Summer flowers!
But what is this? I found these flowering in my front yard, autumn crocuses! What is an autumn flower doing out now? Yes my friends, it heralds the coming of autumn. It was 82 here today, but already at 6pm it is 10 degrees cooler and will likely be another 15 cooler yet before morning.
I haven't only been flower gazing all summer. I managed to finish up the king size quilt in time to give it to my nephew and his bride a month ago. Since then I made this quilt and mailed it off to a friend yesterday.
In addition to quilting, I have been continuing to purge my closets of unneeded items. The coat above belonged to my Grandma Betty, who passed away in 1976. I have held on to this garment all these years, not really knowing what to do with it. I don't want to wear fur, even if it is only a collar that I didn't purchase. I thought I would take pictures of it for my memory and then give it to a thrift store. Now as it hangs in my studio, I am thinking I should instead make something from this wonderful quality coat fabric. Any suggestions?
I'm serious, I want suggestions, please!
Windy suggests that we all eat more watermelon while it is still available. She loves fruit. I do hope you all make the most of these waning days of summer. Me, I'm off to eat a piece of watermelon!