Monday, July 9, 2018

Five Days of Summer

We may have had our allotment of summer weather for this season...and it only lasted 5 days. Very nice that it coincided with the 4th of July. We are back to cloudy skies and rain showers dominating the forecast. 

I am harvesting food from my garden: broccoli, lettuce, kale, strawberries and cherry tomatoes. 
Here's an early morning shot of part of my garden from several days ago. This is the view from my dining room window which is one story above the garden. Lots of cabbage plants...might swap some out for cauliflower next summer. 

Another early morning pic, this time of my landscaping project. I pulled out some black plastic sheeting to put on the ground and give me a better idea of what I've got left to do this summer. The outlining rocks are just holding the black plastic in place. And I'm killing some grass at the same time that won't be needed anymore. I hit a little mental road block deciding what to do next in the landscape design so I took a break. I will have to get another load of fractured granite to finish off this project. 

The best news is I have actually spent two days working on quilting a top. 
After basting it all together, I stitched the flower motifs with a pastel variegated thread. 
The rest of the quilting will be done in black thread.  

I'm a little behind on posting pics of finished projects. I sliced my left thumb when I was working with my rotary cutter three weeks ago. That limited my stitching in the evening to cross stitch. a good time manager...I just embraced the opportunity to finish a set of Santa ornaments.

I am really getting close (as in getting all of the vintage kits done in two more years) to completing all my Sandra Cozzolino cross stitch kits. I aim to finish 10 cross stitch ornaments a year. So far this year I have finished 11 ornaments. I have three more kits organized and ready to start stitching. I started stitching Cozzolino Santa ornaments in 2008 and have completed 129. I should count how many kits I have left to make. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your garden looks so pretty and neat and the landscaping is sure coming along nicely - not much sunny weather huh - we have the sun and the humidity could do without the heat!

Suz J said...

It's funny how some years the seasons seem completely wrong. Our summer this year was short and wet - very disappointing all round!