Friday, June 19, 2020

Playing on a Rain Day

My social interaction is so limited that I will be sharing my latest shopping purchases. 

The Material Girls retreat for May was cancelled, Breakfast Club has been cancelled indefinitely and my fitness studio is shutting down for good as a causality of Corona-virus. 

Good thing I know how to entertain myself! But I am a bit lonely for some quilting interaction. I am with several groups on Facebook but just not the same...

So...pretty normal for me to do a little spring cleaning in my studio and I unearthed a drawer of rulers and templates...most of which I have never the the ones below that come in two sizes and are still wrapped in plastic. I'm sure I bought a book to go with them but I saw this Carnival pattern and liked the simplicity of the design that could show off some pretty fabrics.

And then another pretty pattern that will give me the opportunity to  use all of these colorful templates; hexagon, triangle and diamond. I'm definitely in a "floral," state of mind. I'm hoping to make a quilt for my daughter-in-law. She is a gardener and married to my son who is in the Air Force so they move fairly often. I want to add the words, "Bloom Where You are Planted." Still pondering which of these two patterns, Hexie Garden or Carnival, will by the chosen one.

I bought this new design for sunflowers as a PDF was great to get the pattern I was going to start it that day...HA that would ever happen in my world.

June is the release month for the annual set of Santas designed by 
Sandra Cozzolino. Every year I say I am amazed by her latest designs and this year I feel the same way. Antarctica Santas. Adorable!

I had a quick set of Sandra Cozzlino's International Santas in my vintage kit stash I work on in June. More cuteness!

I've been a little remiss in sharing photos of visiting critters this summer. Moose are huge but their coloring helps them blend in beautifully. I usually notice I'm driving by a moose at the last minute when they move. 

Both photos where taken through my screen window so they have a nice texture.

The critters are both walking around all my rock funny.These two manhole covers and venting pipes mark my lovely new septic tank. My yard was devastated by that event. Hoping to start tackling that area in July.


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I know what you mean, with all the quilty things canceled, it is hard to get inspired. I miss show and tell!! You found some great buys, though. I have an order on the way of two panels I'll be working with soon.

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

sorry your exercise studio that you went to closed! The really nice large fitness center that we are members of closed in March and we have no idea when they will open again - it gets so hot here that it is hard to exercise outside because of heat/humidity/rain and when the weather was cold it was cold/rainy - I haven't gotten near the exercise I normally get and hubby has been very lax with it and needs it! We have bought a treadmill and had to wait for it and finally it will come next week - I think everyone else has been ordering them too as exercise equipment seems to be in short supply.
I hope your breakfast club will start back up again - I have not hear is the virus numbers increasing in Alaska? here in Arkansas they are shooting up - I go to the grocery store and hubby goes to Lowes and that is about it other than a walk if the humidity is low enough at the walking trails with our daughter - your rulers are great I have one something like that

Suz J said...

Living an isolated life is not easy... while I'm not the most social of people, it is nice to keep up with fellow crafters every now and then. I do enjoy the instantness of Instagram... many more people than what follow blogs these days. But it's nice to have the scope for deeper discussion on a blog. I think the world will come out of Covid19 a different place.

CecileD said...

The isolated life is not easy with that Covid... Pffff... In France it was the same during 2 months ans it was very difficult !
Fortunately, you can show us your beautiful work and progress but I know it's not the same...
Good luck Debbie !!
Cheers !