After a morning round of watering and (very little) weeding, I'm retreating to my sewing room for the remainder of the day to wait out a too-hot-for-me day! 90F plus days just wilt me completely so "hermiting" it is!! Yesterday was pleasant and I had a nice mid-day explore at a local marsh where I ran into two friends doing their weekly butterfly survey. They counted 72 of these little beauties (least skippers) nectaring on fleabane along the edges of the boardwalk -- wonder how many there were scattered across the rest of the marsh??
A big pot of tea is steeping (for icing down) and my plan is to do some more catch-up piecing on Homage To Grandmother's Flower Garden. I'm only a week behind but that is far enough!! Two more weeks and we'll be at the halfway point. If you want to check out some of the variations on Instagram -- search for the hashtag #homagetogfg -- there are some stunners!!
Then I think I'll try to layer up this scrappy quilt top I pieced during the winter. I'll keep the quilting simple either use "no batting" or an old flannel sheet to keep it lightweight for summer evenings. I guess I didn't take a picture of the finished top? so the quickest one to find is this one while it was still being pieced.
And I might watch a movie in the middle of the day (?!?) and do some EPP! I usually reserve handwork for evenings but I really want to finish the mystery mosaic quilt from Jemima's Creative Quilting. All eleven clues have been released and I just have two more to do before adding borders. Would love to finish it by the end of June but that might be too ambitious? Search the hashtag #jcqmysteryqal on Instagram to see lovely variations of this year's and last year's designs.
There's been a lot of partying around here over the past two weeks -- four birthdays will do that! These three (the little ones) turned three and I finished my 75th journey around the sun. The Zoo with all the cousins, aunts, and uncle; a barbeque; dinner out and a playground visit rounded out the week!