Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Garden Inspiration Here

Depressing showing you what constitutes what's left of my garden this summer here in Thomasville, NC. We've had practically zero rain for the last 2-3 months, and what has been struggling has given up, and so have I. Even Hurricane Irene only brought us about 5 minutes of rain on Saturday evening.

This was a hosta...

And these were zinnias...

I think these were daisies...

More former daisies...

And here is a sage plant, with the dead remains of tomato plants in the background.

Believe it or not, I used to be a prolific gardener, growing enough food to can and freeze, and enough flowers to regularly fill large vases and generally enjoy. But that was in another climate that had abundant rainfall. Not here in central North Carolina. Yes, I'm depressed. At least I can stay inside and sew and ignore all of the dead flowers.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Table runner is done

Table runner is finished, lots of FM quilting on this one. I think I'm obsessed.

This is the back:

And here's the finished round robin fabric (Jenny's piece) from And Then We Set it On Fire that I'm putting in the mail to her today!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Another hot week almost over

Not doing too much blogging lately, but doing lots of sewing & quilting. What else can I do when it's 100 degrees or more every day and all I feel like doing is sleeping when I get home from work?

This is a table runner I'm making, using some hand dyes and some commercial fabrics. I love the template set I bought a few years ago and have used lots of times. The half circles are so easy to sew, I don't even use pins.

This is all ready to be quilted tonight when I get home from work!

And this is a wall hanging I'm making for my soon-to-be-born granddaughter (as soon as I know her name, it will be incorporated into this). Due date is September 8th!

And yet another quilt top sandwiched and ready to be quilted!

Not being able to work outside in my garage and make new fabric has caused me to be a lot more productive in finishing up some of those UFOs, so I guess this weather has been good for something.