The scrappy hedgehog flimsy is done. I put in two babies to make enough blocks. The fabric on the right will be the backing. But now I’ll wait until a baby is due that is just right for this quilt as it is easier to store flimsies than to store finish quilts with the batting. These little hedgehogs from Hatched in Africa are just so cute and easy to stitch.
There was a bit of inattention going on here. No once, but twice. They had to be redone in the correct size. Now I have two cute little hedgehogs in a smaller size for what – I don’t know yet.
This morning I took the 15 large cucumbers I had picked two days ago to the gym and gave them away. Then I came home to pick some more smaller ones, but they were already big. I put them in the refrigerator. Yes, – this is the cucumber “year to remember”
These embroidered hedgehog are from Hatched in Africa. They are darling (background on left is accurate color). It is a set of 10 that I will make into a baby blanket bit by bit. My aim is to embroider one or two each day between other chores.
The blueberries are nearly finished. I have 55# in the freezer and the rest that I pick we will just eat. This bowl had 4#15 oz this morning. My guess is that there will get another 3-4# this year and they will be done.
These sun gold and Oregon gold tomatoes don’t stop. There are a few Romas here. Every year I am not gong to keep any volunteers as they are always the little ones. However, every year, I give in and give most of them a place. This year they consumed about 45 linear feet of space. Please help me with my resolve next year to not keep more than 6 volunteers. I want only to plant half a dozen big tomatoes and half a dozen Romas. That should be plenty.
This is the “Tribal Cat Felix” from Hatched in Africa. It was fun making it come to life. Their designs are so well done and make one look so good. It took about 40 minutes to stitch out after I had decided to put it on this shirt and then the time to choose threads – so perhaps it was about 2 hours to alter the looks of this shirt. And I love it on this little denim to;p. I wish HIA had a small version with much less detail to put on the front and maybe in time, they will.
I didn’t quite finish all of June as I didn’t get the Sparkling snowmen done for Judy’s challenge. The others I did finish. Now for July is seems there are more that I want to get done, but there is strawberry jam to make and pickles to start preserving, the tomatoes are starting to ripen, the garlic will need to be pulled in about two weeks, and the garden is needing watering 3 or more times a week. Plus there are 4 birthdays. However will I fit all this into a month that is always shorter than I need. Summer is here and I am loving it. So I’ll do what I can.
Linking up to Elm Street OMG with the Winter woodland paper pieced fox.
Patchwork times #12 will be to finish the binding on the sunbonnet Sue that has been quilted.
Washington state quilters to finish the Sparkling snowmen
My Hatched in Africa challenge will be to use one of their designs on something, but as of yet, I haven’t decided.
Have you committed yourself to some challenges this month? If so, I’d love to hear about them.
Embroidery Library had this fun retro watering can on sale. It was so fun looking, I felt a need to purchase and embroider it. It was a nice interlude to all the “normal stuff”. Hop on over to their site and see what a wonderful selection of designs they have.
Just look at how big these geese have grown and so fast! They are over much of their shyness now as long as it’s only me and the fence is between us.
DH is feeling better, so I took part of the day and embroidered these jeans. Each design takes about an hour and a half stitch-out time. These designs are from Hatched in Africa (HIA). The one on the left is “Pink Jumbo lilies” and on the right is “Iris Jumbo”. One just can’t go wrong with their designs as they are so well digitized.
And I thought you might want to see the clowns take a “selfie” the one on the right is our youngest and the other young one is her DH.
Recycling day – Amazon, we wish you would collect all the cardboard that you bring here. The car is as full as it can be and hopefully the driver can see out. It will go to the recycling place in the morning.
It is terrific to have a sheep who comes when called. Ava (in pink) and her son went out through the gate when I drove in. DH found her and opened the gate. No response until I called her. Then she was so happy to come in. Another great thing is that she is an alpha to the group. When she runs, they all want to see what she has found. So she is helpful in that way as well.
It was a wonderfully warm day again, but our helper spent 6 hours cutting nettles, so that they wouldn’t bloom and create more trouble.
And the new washer arrived. It has been test driven and is so quiet, one barely knows that it is running. Our last one could be heard throughout the house when spinning.
I tried to digitize this, but I’m at the very beginning and it was sunny outside and I can come up with as many excuses as a child as to why nothing happened. I got nowhere on this today and there are 7 days and a pot holder to do. I will learn, but you won’t see much in the way of results for awhile.