Beautiful Day Number 3 or is it 4?

Diamonds Are Forever, Love Entwined - Esther's BOM, quilts

August in Arkansas is not usually in the 50’s at night and mid-70’s daytime – and we had 3 or was it 4 nice days and nights in a row – today – expect to be warmer – knew it couldn’t last but sure was nice while it was here!

Even though our oldest daughter is visiting I still get quilting done – she divides her time up between here and her husbands family so she is in and out.  Yesterday morning we went for a walk at the trails – in the back swampy area – no alligators spotted – we tried to spot it/them? didn’t have any luck – we did see turtles, birds and flowers.  Photos are taken from the phone so couldn’t zoom in as much as I would like.

It has been such a cooler than normal and wetter than normal summer that the back area of the trails was getting overgrown in places – haven’t seen it look this overgrown in a very long time.

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Turtles!

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If you look closely in the middle of the water stands a Blue Heron – this is when the camera would have come in handy – that is as close as the phone camera would zoom

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Flowers and vines of all sorts.

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At home again in the afternoon after Melanie left I got the 3rd zigzag border for Love Entwined stitched and glue basted in place.  I decided that today I will try to get the 4th border done also and glued in place and then I will stitch them down.  I have 4 flowers to put on here also and then I will move on to the Part 3 that came out the other day.

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I also dragged out the Diamonds are Forever blocks and stitched a couple more – long way to go on this one – but it has not been forgotten!

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A half photo of the layout to be used – I need to start doing some white hexies to for the border row so I won’t be staring at white hexies forever.  On the very edge of the edges I will do half hexies most likely and just bind the regular way.

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4 comments… add one

  • Cathi Aug 18, 2013

    What wonderful pictures – love the one of the turtles!
    Your hexie project is going to be beautiful. What size hexagons are you using?
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  • Nedra Aug 18, 2013

    Oh my, you WANTED to see alligators? That sounds like a scary stroll. Love your hexie project.
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  • Alison Aug 18, 2013

    We too are having lovely weather here in New Zealand – but the opposite season! Spring is nearly here and we are all so excited. Our capital city, Wellington, has been rocked by earthquakes in the last few days with more expected. Very difficult times for the folks there – no one killed or seriously hurt though.

  • Chris Daly Aug 18, 2013

    Love entwined is beautiful Karen. Glad to hear you are having some cooler weather for a change.
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