Thursday, 21 June 2012

It's official - Summer 2012 is here!!!

Greetings!  Today is officially the first whole day of summer - hurray!!!  And, it actually feels like summer today in Water Valley . . . I'm enjoying the +20 degree weather and abundant sunshine, because tomorrow the rains will come again.  I sure hope it doesn't dampen the spirits at the Water Valley Celtic Festival this weekend . . . but then again, how can a little rain dampen a Celtic Festival!!

The lilacs and globe flowers are in full bloom - no matter what the weather, these old lilac trees just fill with blossoms each year.

Right now, they are not only filled with flowers, but buzzing with honey bees and the occasional butterfly.

 . . . and speaking of all things lilac, here is a sampler quilt I just finished for a new customer, Heather.  It's just screams summer!!  I used Superior King Tut variegated thread, Hobbs 80/20 batting, and a freehand floral motif. 

Heather's Sampler

Heather's Sampler

Heather's Sampler - hanging on the line!
Heather's Sampler - back
Heather also had another quilt for me - this one is a Flannel Block Swap - the colors are soft and warm (kind of like a rainbow) - and the backing fabric is just made for cuddling!  Glide Thread (Cloud) top and bottom, Hobbs 80/20 batting, freehand Loopsy Daisies (aka Loops and Daisies).

Heather's Block Swap - Flannel

Heather's Block Swap - backing

Heather's Block Swap - hangin' out

We were in Kimberley again this past weekend, and managed to pull off a Surprise 60th b-day party for my DH - I guess  I'm very good at lying and sneaking around as he had no clue - very nice to be able to celebrate with his mother, sister and BIL, Sister-in Law,  nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, three precious grand sons, numerous cousins, friends  and of course, our daughter and son.  We think there really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

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