I came across a handy hint for storing felted wool that I don’t know if some of you do – store in glass jars with lids – you can see what you have but keep the bugs out if they happen to sneak in – also good to put a couple sprigs of dried lavender or sage in the jar. But once you have your item made does it attract bugs? I would hope not! I guess if you store your quilts in a cabinet you could always put a sprig or two in with it maybe with a piece of cloth in between so it is not directly on it?
I will continue more hand work today on my border of wool that I am working on for the Postage Stamp Quilt and I am linking up to Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.
Volunteer Sunflowers in the garden growing under where the bird feeder is in the winter time.
And one growing on the opposite side of the house in a crack in the pavement
A giant patch of lilies all started from a washed in seed or two that sprouted and continued to grow putting out more and more lilies.
I now have these spotted lilies growing in about 3 or 4 places in the yard. I really need to relocated this huge group of bulbs though and hope to possibly do that this fall although I have said that for several years and keep forgetting about it.
My younger sister Lisa (13 years younger) and her family went to Chicago for a short trip and my daughter Jessica and her daughter Ciera met up with them – they got to visit for an afternoon being only two hours away it wasn’t too bad they took the train from Milwaukee for some extra fun – Jessica is my daughter that lives in Wisconsin. Pictured here are my granddaughter on the right 14 years old on Oct. 1st and my niece on the left 14 on Sept. 12th – only two weeks apart in age – different generations but cousins having fun.
Jessica and Ciera – I would have loved to have been there to join in on the fun.
I didn’t get any good photos of the family get together from Friday night 3 long tables with 40 people scattered about – hard to get good shots.