The quilt for my Sweetie's co-worker who retires in August is finished at last.
As I said before, the pattern (Lake Cabin) is from Kim Brackett's book, Scrap-Basket Sensations. The only real change I made in the pattern was to add more stars in the sashing and to make their direction alternate in each row. (I love that book, by the way. Well worth the price, and I WON it!)
I made a disappearing nine patch for the backing with piano key borders. So he gets two quilts in one.
He is such a good man, and has been such a good work partner for Mr. Muddling for so many years. I can hardly wait to give it to him!
This is what I'm working on now. The color choice I received when I asked the intended recipient was "burnt orange". I think this will grow into a representation of that. It will be interesting to see!
Out my window, Claude is surveying the chickens who are out running free.
And out in the chicken house, we have a "blonde" setting more eggs. Mr. Mudding and I are discussing a totally separate area for her and her hatchlings, if there are any. We don't want any more of those bad things to happen.
Look at that soil. Dry and pitiful looking, isn't it? But take a look at those zinnias. Aren't they gorgeous? They are one flower that can take the heat and dry better than the rainy.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and kisses,