Friday, August 14, 2015

Anthem Flimsy

Finished the flimsy, from the Kim Diehl Whatnot Club Collection 3, hoping to get a backing put together from scraps and then doing some "big stitch" hand quilting to complete the project.  It will be a table topper as it is only 21 1/2" x 21 1/2". 

 
Lopped off a few points doing this one but haven't done much sewing lately and the pieces are small so every 1/8" makes a big difference!  It leaves room for improvement when I work on the next one due out in September.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Greenhouse Complete!

I can officially cross "build the greenhouse" off of my to do list!  With the help of my neighbor and of course my husband the greenhouse is up, now I can start planning the seeds I will start next Spring! 
 


The weather for the next few days is going to be beautiful, sunny, very comfortable temps and no humidity so I will probably get some outside work done, but I plan on spending a little time inside the room on the other side of the corner window in the above photo......my sewing room! 
 
Until next time..........


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Some Quilting and Sweetness

Yesterday was a triple H day here in Maine, a great day to spend in my sewing room working on spider web blocks. 
I am working on more today, the only change..........placing my iron OUTSIDE of my sewing room, the house does have A/C but the iron puts out lots of heat in my cozy room! 
 
 
Even though it was very hot yesterday I had to go out and do some tweeking in a few of the hives to help with ventilation........I found three frames of honey ready for me to extract.  Extracting is a sticky job so I will wait a little longer in hopes that I will have a few more frames and make one BIG mess instead of several smaller messes.  Wish you could smell how sweet the frames smell, oh and they taste pretty good too!

 
Loved seeing the honeybees, along with many other pollinators, foraging on the Anise Hyssop this afternoon..........
 
 
Enjoy your day!