You may remember that I have been making four patches and turning them into sixteen patches and then making them into these four patch star blocks from a Missouri Star Quilt Company video. (Thank you Jenny Doan!) I was glad to have so many made already.
Our great nephew and his wife recently lost a newborn baby boy. I got this one finished up and we gave it to them.
This is the backing.
And a little close up of a section that includes the border. I liked the cloud fabric. It reminds us that we have treasure in heaven. I cannot imagine how they must be feeling, but I hope the quilt will help a little.
I'm still playing with the kite blocks. I had put some of them on this fabric on the design wall, but that will not be the one I use. Still pondering. You know how that goes!
Mr. Muddling gave me a food saver vacuum system for my birthday and I made a big batch of salad the other night and put some into quart jars.
Isn't it pretty! I have to say, it works pretty well. The vacuuming keeps the ingredients fresher. Now I have several salads left ready for eating!
Here's another little thing on the other design wall. The dresden plate blades are not sewn together, nor is the kite block sewn on, just playing. But it is pretty, isn't it?
And then, Bruno and I have to take a break sometimes!
It does seem to be taking me longer to blog this summer. I'm doing things, just don't seem to stop and document them. I need to do better. It's good to have a record of what I've done and when.
I had such high hopes for our little vegetable garden this year after all the rain we had in the Spring, but it just didn't happen. I've replanted cucumbers, so we'll see how this bunch fares. You really do have to be an optimist to garden. But I am so thankful for our little patch of earth and the things growing there.
I hope you have interesting things going on in your world and that you are finding much for which to be thankful. With all its trials, it is still a good life.
Hugs and kisses,