We came out of the rainy Friday and early Saturday morning rain with 2.5 inches – we did not have severe storms that got the southern part of the state and some areas in the central part of the state. So far we have escaped the bad storms this year. The rain did manage to make the roses lean way over and we decided to get some trellis’s to wire to the railings on the deck and then tie the roses to them to keep them tall. These are climbing roses after all and they have not managed to cling to the wooden railings well. Two different kinds of trellis’s LOL as we already had one unused to use, but there you go – I like to make due at times.
A stack of circles are now ready to starch and press.
A row of circle blocks for Quilty 365, The Final Frontier are ready to sew together into another row. As you can see the rows are now narrowing down going into the sides of the quilt. I am linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework where she shows her circles also. I am also linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and I will be trying to get some of the binding hand stitched today on the runner.
The binding is the same fabric as the backing of the Patriotic Table Topper – one side stitched 3 more to go. Should go quickly as it really isn’t too big.
I want to share a site with you that I just found the other day It is called The Splendid Sampler, evidentially this site has been around for awhile this year so you might have seen it already. Pat Sloan along with a number of “known” quilters are sharing block patterns for free – I got there from Amy Smart’s blog Diary of a Quilter (she was making updates to her blog last night so I couldn’t link to it, if I remember I will try this morning). Right now there are 22 blocks available but there is a listing of blocks that go well within next year it looks like one or two blocks a week are released. I really like Amy’s block (even though it is paper pieced lol) and that is what got me to the site.
the sounds of the frogs and creatures after the rainstorm yesterday – we have a pond that is in the woods and when we have a rain it fills up (it doesn’t hold water well) when it is full the frogs go crazy – this is what it sounded like last night – the slide show is from my walk area. I can’t get to the pond to take a photo of it the brush is too thick all around – I used to keep it cut back when the girls were young as they loved to catch frogs and turtles – since the girls grew up I haven’t bothered with keeping it clear.