Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tomorrow, the handprint flower retirement quilt gets gifted.  Last Wednesday, my husband's small co-op had a reception for him and I gave him the "Trip Around the World" quilt.  Pictures soon as I still need to take one of husband and quilt and will get some tomorrow of my teacher friend and her quilt.  Busy time of year here.  I have a small backyard garden but the green beans, squash, and cucumbers have been producing lots.  Trying to keep them picked and watered has kept me busy.  Also I have been freezing beans and squash and making pickles.  It gets so hot in this part of Texas that folks have to take of advantage of this early growing season.  Pretty soon, some of the crops will be done due to the heat.  We are lucky that we can plant again in August for a fall garden. Pictures of this soon.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Trip Around the World

This is not the best picture but wanted to get it on quickly before moving on to my next chore for the afternoon.  I think I just heard the dryer sing its little tune.  This is a Trip Around the World I'm making for Bill for his retirement this May. 
This is the top without borders which I can't get sewn on before he gets home today.  The orange in the photo is really a dark rusty red.  While most of the blocks look like solids, the only solid is the white.  I used Bonnie Hunter's pattern (Quiltville.com).  Hear the garage opening so I'm off from here.