Cool Weather?

Diamonds Are Forever, Inklingo, LeMoyne Stars – Star Garden

The weatherman is saying we will be setting close to record low temperatures this week – would be nice! Maybe today will be a windows open day!

I don’t feel like I  accomplished all that much yesterday – when doing hand work it goes slowly Smile  I didn’t do any machine work so no patchwork up on the design wall to share, I didn’t quilt Sunday night so no Dear Jane progress to share.

I did get the rest of the quarter Square Triangles cut for the Lemoyne Star wall hanging that will be traveling with me and some more of the diamonds for the stars –  I have a lot more diamonds to cut.  They are little and takes some patience.


I have the beginnings of the last long row of Diamonds are Forever started.  Now that I will be working in the sides of the quilt also the strip at the beginning has more white pieces in it – just this area though at the top.  Maybe now the rest of the strip will go faster.  Linking to Freemotion by the River today and Esther’s Blog of the Love Entwined fame!


Now to relax with a cup of tea that I just poured and thought I would get this post written up while it brews – I think I will read a chapter or two of my book before I start to quilt this evening (written Monday night).  Love this Pomegranate Oolong that I found awhile back – Harney & Sons Fine Teas – sold at Barnes & Noble and on line (Barnes and Nobles sells some varieties of their teas but not all of them – comes in a nice looking can)  A very light tasting tea.


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9 comments… add one
  • kaholly Jul 15, 2014

    Crazy weather, huh?? On the days that you don’t feel like you accomplished much, you still probably sewed circles around many of us!
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  • Sharon S Jul 15, 2014

    I’m fascinated by your LeMoyne Star wall hanging. I’m curious as to how you will piece them so there are no holes or parachutes in the center of the block where the diamonds come together. I am currently hand piecing a LeMoyne Star and am struggling with the centers…..some turn out well, while others – not so much. My blocks are a little larger than yours – 5″ each.

    Love starting my morning by reading your blog.

  • Sarah DiDomizio Jul 15, 2014

    I’m sure the cool weather is definitely welcome after some very hot days last week. Here in the northeast, we’re actually forecasted to get some pretty severe thunderstorms this afternoon due to the dip in the jet stream that’s giving you the cool weather. Last week, we had 4 tornados touch down in central NY (2 were within 5 miles of my parents’ house). Its pretty rare for us to get tornados, so it has definitely been crazy weather that caused 4 to develop.

    Harney’s Tea is one of my favorites, too. They have a very nice, light earl grey tea called Winter White. Its a white tea with a little bit of the earl grey flavoring to it. Amazon also sells their tea, so if you have Amazon Prime, it may be worth it to get the tea through Amazon.
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  • Thimbleanna Jul 15, 2014

    What??? No machine work and no quilting the previous night? It looks like you’re going to have to have a pep talk LOL!!! Our high today is only supposed to be 70 — it’s July for crying out loud! I’m loving it though and am happy to have suffered through such an awful winter if it means a cooler summer!!!

  • Deb Jul 15, 2014

    YEA bring on that Polar Vortex ! 🙂

  • audrey Jul 15, 2014

    So interesting how you cut the diamonds for your Lemoyne Stars. It looks like it takes the guess work out of stitching for you! We’re supposed to have even hotter days here until Saturday.:(

  • Kristie Jul 15, 2014

    It is cooling down here in KY too! It sure feels nice right now. You always seem to accomplish so much. Can’t wait to see your Lemoyne Stars.
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  • Priscilla Jul 15, 2014

    how is Diamonds are Forever put together? hand piecing or machine? would like to see pattern.

  • Marsha Cooper Jul 16, 2014

    high’s in the 70’s this week here in Kansas. Very strange for July.
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