what to do with some of the blocks – I have taken out the La Passacaglia quilt blocks and trying to decide what to do with them – one by one I will begin to get these left over project blocks used up. Right now I am thinking a table runner for these three – but what color fabric for the background – let’s have opinions 1-4 which do you think looks best?
2 – a mottled gray type color – black will not work out good because of the dark navy blue outline on the big piece.
3 – a greenish aqua color batik – but then the small “star” on the left blends in a bit
4- a different batik made up of greens and yellows – the piece could be laid out in such a way that the green “star” is more on yellow then green.
our dear daughter and grandchildren headed out yesterday morning for the next stage of their trip. It was so much fun seeing them and do wish the weather had been cooler! It has been in the 90’s here for over a week – Arkansas summer has arrived.
Jessica brought me rhubarb from Wisconsin – I have poor luck with it – it just gets too hot to grow well – I had asked her seeing as she was bringing a ice chest full of cold drinks with her for along the way to chop up some rhubarb and put in a zip lock bag for me – she did – but she also dug up 3 large chunks of roots for me to try to plant again – here it all is in a 5 gallon bucket for now – I will see if I can keep it alive until fall and plant it – it will be easier to keep watered and in the shade for now keeping it in the bucket. I really need to think good and hard this time on where to try to grow it again – it can not be in afternoon sun – it just gets too hot – I tried a place last time that had some morning sun and was not in afternoon sun for more than an hour or so – but after 3 years of struggling to grow it died and didn’t come back this year – it too was from Jessica’s patch – we will try one more time seeing as she brought it.
Our granddaughter Ciera 15 on the left, then Jessica and Melanie – Aniya is standing in the back. She came over every day with Melanie to visit and claimed she wanted Ciera to be her big sister – she is Melanie’s husbands niece’s daughter. She has become part of the family Melanie spends so much time with her.
Our grandson Utah, now 17
Fun in the water.
A swimming hole about 20 miles north of us that is shaded in some places and quite pretty and not at all busy in the middle of the week – but even so with the heat we didn’t stay very long – it was just too hot!! The water actually felt warm when you first walked into it and didn’t feel cool until you were almost up to your knees then it drops off a bit. None of us other Mike swims well and he hadn’t gone along so we didn’t go out deep. I actually only walked out once to my mid-calf and then found a place to sit in the shade – I’m not a water person and never learned to swim.
Of course the card games were happening and they taught me a new one “BS” – it was entertaining.
And yes a “small” fire started in the firepit for marshmallows – it did burn down quickly – this when it first got started and no more wood and twigs were added – we were crazy as it was to let a 5 year old Aniya insist she needed to do marshmallows but Ciera was a good sport and went along with it. (it was near 90 degrees!)
Almost burned out but the marshmallows were still toasting up good!