There is nothing quite like sitting outside on the porch when you have a slight breeze and the suns direct rays do not get to you! I am not a sun worshipper – Low 80’s at home today not the blistering high 80’s like the day before. I like sitting on the porch listening to the bugs and birds until it hits about 84 – then it changes and seems to be hot instead of comfortable.
I repotted a few plants and also brought the Christmas Cactus’s outside which I had forgotten to do. My sister in law gave me a “Rose of Sharon” plant the other day that she had gotten off of her plant which must be 10 feet tall and six feet around! – I forgot to ask her how old this rooting is – it is good size and has a nice woody stem to it. I need to read up on it and see where to plant it in my yard, hers is mostly in the sun but she thought it does well in a sun/shade mix. Her plant is old – it was on their land when they built their house near it – almost 20 years ago!
So today out on the porch I worked on another setting of flowers on the next grouping of stems for the Postage Stamp border. While working on the wool I was listening to a Craftsy class by Sue Spargo on wool applique (all classes are on sale for $19.99 or less) – it was interesting to see all those fancy stitches. Who do you feel has the best information – or more information on Wool applique – who do you like? Names of blogs or websites please I would love more information on this – I am really enjoying it!
This time I just pinned my pieces in place to see how that worked.
The cactus’s here in the indirect light – I hope they do well, I believe they will.
One and a half sides of binding are done on Winter Wonderland. Which I admit to just picking up now and then to work on – mainly when listening to the evening news.
Tuesday nights quilting was in this area on Wagon’s West. I didn’t sit as long – only an hour before I moved back to the porch at 9 PM to read my book – it felt so nice as the temperature had dropped back to the high 70’s – I sat out there for about 45 minutes. I will be doing that more now that it is summer time and the afternoons mainly are not for sitting outside. You listen to a whole new range of sounds at night on the porch – you hear the frogs going crazy down at the pond and other night creatures as well.
You might be able to see more on this close up as to how I am doing the spinning wheel part of this block – possibly I will add two more lines in each piece – not sure.
The umbrella now up over the table on the deck end – the sun can get way too hot out there otherwise!