We woke up to a cold front coming through on Sunday – we expected it – we both happened to wake up early at 5:30 and it was 72 degrees out – by 8 AM it was down to 66 and before you know it down to 58 then back up gradually to 68. I think it will be in the mid 40’s at night all week and barely 70? It will be nice for a change.
I spent a good part of the day reading a book – Melanie had recommended an series to me by an author I had never heard of and now I am on #4 (there are 7 right now) and have been thoroughly enjoying this set. The books are by Susan Elia MacNeal and are the Maggie Hope mysteries. They take place in the WWII era in England and parts of Europe (these are rather new books the first written in 2012) . I had never heard of the author and was glad to have a different author than I normally read – very easy going – more in the style of books from the late 60’s to 70’s – not the graphic stuff that is out now that I know some of you do not like. I have been able to get these all from the local library on line.
Some applique did get done on Fall Harvest and one side of the border is coming along nicely – I think 3 leaves left on the first side to do? something like that. I just got started on the large orangey color one on the left. Linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt:Monday Making and Em’s Scrapbag: Moving it Forward and Small Quilts & Doll Quilts and MCM#92 .
Also got one more Round We Go circle star cut out and it is ready for EPP. I’m not sure I like these colors but I said that on another one too and it is up on the wall – there are plenty of them to mix together in the end so maybe the ones I don’t care for as much now will end up blending nicely. They always look better once sewn right!
These are the ones done right now – it is the green/blue in the upper right that I don’t know if I will like in the end.
I have to start the fall outside chores soon and I always end up being so slow at it. I have bulbs to plant and one bed that I wanted to dig up and divide plants – I kind of wonder if I will have the energy to do it though – outside work can be so hard can’t it when you get to be 65!!