We had more rain on Friday night and it kept the temperatures way down for Saturday – 80 for a high – couldn’t believe it – of course there is such a thing as too much rain – this brought our total up close to 5 inches I believe for the last 8 days or so. But it is all soaking into the soil and I didn’t step into any mud pockets when I walked down to the garden yesterday – isn’t much of a garden left to check on. The heat has really done a number on the cucumbers – they must like cooler weather I just can never seem to grow a good cucumber in recent years. But the peppers are doing well – orange peppers and sweet red peppers. The deer are eating the sweet potatoes – I had put all the wire away as it seemed like it was just the green beans they wanted – I guess they like sweet potatoes this year too – the leaves that is I guess I need to get a roll or wire back out to put over them before the deer eat the plants down to nothing.
Anyhow in between enjoying the porch on such a nice day I ran into town to see which new used books they had for sale at the librarie’s book store – they sell used books for fund raisers – Melanie had mentioned they had some quilting books so I thought I would check them out – not much!! But I did pay 50 cents for this old one from 1989 – we all loved Mary Ellen Hopkins back in the day! It was in such good condition – I always loved her common sense! I also love one of her quotes in the book “After all these years how could there possibly be ‘original designs’” I so agree with that as we all know most quilt blocks of today are based on the old quilt blocks of yesterday.
But on to quilting – I came back in the house several times and would put together a row of Butterfly Parade, press it and tack it up to the wall and then go enjoy the outdoors again. I got 4 rows done that way. I still need to sew those rows together but they are now in long strips instead of blocks. I will try to get a couple more put together today.
I took the hexies outside and put more of the neutrals together also. In fact I used up just about all my neutrals and need to cut more squares to thread baste more hexies. I see I pinned it back to the wall a little crooked. I am linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching. I am also linking to Lea Anne’s Podunk Pretties where she featured my Wagon’s West quilt today – how sweet is that!
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Last day for the class sale – thank you to all that have ordered through my links – it helps me keep quilting.