Finally I have my flowers prepped as much as they are going to be which means they are not perfect but enough to get glue basted down to the quilt top. Any little imperfections will be taken care of when the stitching begins.
I have divided up leaves by color and flowers also so that they will be distributed equally or as close to equal as they can be. Four stacks and the large flowers just in the middle – everything is put on a big square ruler so I can move them around as needed on my kitchen table. I printed out a photo of the border I decided to use so it is handy for placement guide.
I have a cutting mat underneath the quilt top so no glue would accidently soak through to the table top – I don’t use a lot, but one can never tell what will happen so the table gets protected and I move it around as I move to new areas of the top.
I doubt I will get around to glue basting this evening but it is all set up for tomorrow. I don’t think it will take more than tomorrow to work on it. The temperatures are to be around 100 for the next 10 day outlook as it has been in the past and I am mainly outside just in the morning and late evening. I hibernate in the afternoon or go run errands in and out of air conditioned buildings.
I look forward to fall already – summer has never been my favorite season – I don’t care for the heat – I don’t tolerate it well, I get limp and have no energy! – the thing about summer is that when the girls were home and in school we always looked forward to summer vacations, then when they were gone and out of the nest we could take vacations whenever we felt like it and summer wasn’t such a big deal anymore. I think fall has always been my favorite season I love the temperatures and I’m outside off and on all day long, the evenings are nice to have a fire in the firepit, it is nice hiking weather, the only thing I don’t like is that the plants aren’t growing but going dormant. Oh well can’t have it all!
I hope you have all had a good weekend.