Thursday, September 16, 2010

Summer and Quilts

Summer is still hanging on here.  We're still having temps in the nineties most days, though we have had a little respite in the form of rain lately, which gives us slightly lower temperatures.

I have to admit that I totally love seeing the flowers still blooming their hearts out.

And you know I love seeing the chickens strolling around in the heat scratching at whatever catches their fancy.  Big news, by the way, I have a new batch of baby chicks due in next week.  I can hardly wait!!!  I was going to wait until spring, but decided to get them now since our daughter is coming down for a visit next week also.  She may be a grown up young lady, but she loves her some baby chicks!  (And of course her visit is much bigger news than even baby chicks.)

I've got the "groovy" quilt all pinned up and ready to quilt,

and I sneaked this little baby boy quilt in while you weren't looking.  I've started quilting it, and I'll show you the whole thing when it's finished.  Maybe tonight, who knows?

I got some quilting books from the library the other day.  I was reading one of them and the author was saying how offended she was that some of us lesser mortals did a meandering stitch all over our quilts.  I closed that book and it went back to the library.  I am so glad I did not spend any of my money on it.  I enjoy quilting.  I am well aware that I do not do a perfect job of it, but I have fun and the people to whom I give the quilts love them.  That's what it's all about to me.  I do want to improve, and I think that I do with every quilt I make.  Maybe I'm just a little touchy sometimes.  What do you think?

Anyway, until the quilt police come and take me away, I'll be here doing what I enjoy!

Hope you're finding plenty to enjoy doing, too.

Hugs and kisses,


Millie said...

Elaine, your flowers are doing very good for this time of the year. I love a good old are quilting like a pro!

Margaret said...

28c try 12c, send your summer our way it snowed in Hobart Tasmania yesterday. Baby chicks are fun and a visit from a daughter , what a great week you will have hugs Margaret

Annie said...

Your quilting looks great - do what makes you happy, that's what I say! The Library is a good place to hang out. I'm in trouble tonight because I forgot to pick up son's book holding.

Miri said...

I just love the fabrics in your groovy quilt!

Some people have such nerve...she just wrote that so people would think they just had to buy her book.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Baby chicks! We need to do that. We just take the eggs. I think we need to let our hens sit on them and see what happens. How fun. Can't wait to see them. Fun things going on here.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Wow! Baby chicks! I love them and sure wish I had a place to keep them.
I love the fabrics in your quilt. You make such lovely quilts.

Susan said...

I love your enthusiasm in your quilting, it inspires me to just do it. Perfection of that kind takes the fun out of doing what you love. Striving to do your best is different. I like to challenge myself for pure pleasure but never to set myself up as a standard. I am happy you didn't pay good money for her harsh words. And I love to see your chickens.