Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Beautiful Day

Today was a glorious day. Sunny, 82 degrees, low humidity, a little bit of a breeze. Just glorious. If I were going to order up a perfect day, today would be it. And the good news is that it looks like it might stay this way for the rest of the week.

And what did I do on such a beautiful day?


I worked on the buttoniere quilt top and got all the block strips sewn together. I'm under a deadline of sorts here, because I'm supposed to have it together before tomorrow's quilt guild meeting. It's my UFO finish for the month. You can see the raggedy bottom where I will be adding another row or two of blocks, but my UFO challenge was to sew the strips together, and I'm sticking to the letter of the law. I really love the way it is coming together. (I also love that I found more blocks that I had already made for this thing so that I don't have to cut and sew too many more.)


Yesterday I stopped by the LQS to drop off the Thangles quilt and I found some nice cozy flannel to use as the backing for the baby quilt. It is going through the wash now hopefully shrinking as much as possible before I use it in the quilt.

I also stopped by the yarn store because, well, I hadn't been for a while. I found some beautiful merino wool blend (on sale!) to make...er, something. Not telling on that one. Not socks, though!

My daughter and her boyfriend are coming down to visit this weekend and the big news is that they are engaged! No date yet, but we're going to be planning a wedding around here. What is blogese for fiance?

My husband's sister and brother-in-law are also flying into town this weekend, so it looks like we're going to be pretty busy.

But all that is later. Right now the windows are open, letting in the breeze and the sounds of the neighborhood around us. Down the street some kids are practicing what sounds like their rebel yell. Somebody is mowing their lawn. The big, black dog two doors down is barking at my next door neighbor. A car drives by occasionally. The curtains sway in the breeze. I love this weather.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

Oooh -- it really does look wonderful!

Marita said...

I am so impressed over what you have accomplished the last weeks. I have been around your blog, but not commenting, sorry! The quilts turnes out great, you are so patient! I don't do much sewing during summer season. No time sewing, all the spare time goes to gardening. You have seen my garden blog? link here: http://maritashage.blogspot.com/ It is only in Norwegian, but the phots are nice though. Wish you nice summer days further. Hugs.

Guðrún said...

Reading your blog today was like watching a movie, you described everything so visually. Great job on the quilt.

Screen Door said...

Love the quilt--- so many tiny pieces to put together...

Pam said...

The quilt is lovely. Are you sewing it all together by hand?

Congratulations on the up coming wedding. I think blogese for fiance is fiance -LOL. Have fun planning the wedding.

Exuberant Color said...

We are having terrific weather here in IL too. I'll send it your way. thanks for your comments on my blog.

Deb Geyer said...

Love the quilt top!!

I also loved hearing the sounds of your neighborhood!

Lynda said...

Lucky you on the weather front. Yesterday was wet and horrible, and about 14 degrees C which is low for June. We half thought about putting the heating on! Today has been better (18C) but VERY windy. Not very impressive for the middle of summer!

Marlene said...

Your quilt top is looking very good. It’s nice sometimes to have a deadline of sorts to motivate us to finish projects.

I too enjoy the neighborhood sounds on days when people are out and about.

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful Quilt!
Kind regards

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn