Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Things are growing...

We have certainly had some wonderful sunshiney days, some blisteringly hot days and some huge downpours of rain. I don't know how the temps are in your part of the world are, but our nights are quite chilly. Last night the thermometer dropped to 6 deg. Celsius. That is a bit chilly...but things are growing nicely just the same.

A little sun, a little rain, a little food, and a little time...that's all it takes. Some grow faster than others, some don't grow as well as I expect, or look how I envisioned them but they are growing...even the weeds! (you can see the evidence in my hostas)
My hanging baskets are starting to fill in and look quite pretty.

YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GROWING?

I'm growing a quilt!
A bit late to the party for a rag quilt, and it has been laying dormant for about 6 years but it has finally taken root and shooting up like crazy. In fact, I hope to have it pieced by the end of today and then maybe make a binding for it for a more finished look, and VOILA! Another credit towards my PhD.

When I dug it out on Sunday evening I only had about 50 or so blocks done...but I have cut and sewn enough that I have added about 120 more blocks since then and I will soon have another UFO off my list. Imagine! Sitting around for over 6 years and pretty well rebuilt in less than 6 days. I know it, but I have to keep reminding myself...

QUILTS TAKE A REALLY LONG TIME TO FINISH, IF YOU DON'T WORK ON THEM.

4 comments:

HollyM said...

It seems to be a summer for finishing things up. Good for you! Doesn't it feel good?
Our nights are not nearly so cool, maybe 14 or so I think. I would love a cool night.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy: How do you like "Bloom Buster"? I've never tried it, in fact I have never even seen it.

Can you show a picture of your completed rag quilt? I would love to see it with the borders on.

I live in the NWT and the last few days have been 32 - 35 degrees and about 17 - 19 at night. Wicked!!!!!

Carol H.

Heather said...

Great growing. I gave up on my garden for this summer, there is always next year. I have a few very old projects I am planning to get back to after vacation. It will be so good.to get them completed.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I aboslutely LOVE your quilt - I've made two raggy quilts - one of them in plaids so I want to make another after seeing yours :)

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