Sunday, August 5, 2018

Another Beautiful Summer's Day!

It's another hot and humid weekend. I've had a bit of applique-time this morning, will have a bit of breakfast as I write this post and get outside to do a bit of yardwork before the day gets too hot.

I also have a bit of unexpected planting to do. We made our way to a local garden centre on Saturday to get a gift card for my son's upcoming birthday. So nice to get him something he really wants since I find it difficult to come up with birthday ideas for grown "children"! 

I thought that if I saw a nice phlox on sale I'd buy one for my own garden. Well, we found a phlox, a butterfly bush and a beautifully coloured echinacea. Garden centres are just as dangerous to visit as fabric stores!

Hmmm, the picture really doesn't do this one justice as it is quite a deep red in real life.

I had a few days this week where I didn't have the time to prep any applique and had to resort to some embroidery. I have to say, it's nice to have the embroidery as back-up, but I much prefer to applique.

I did finally get started on another block for my Simple Folk quilt. 

Sometimes I take a few moments to baste pieces to the block which will need other pieces stitched under it. I know I could use fabric glue, but the basting only takes a few moments and I do prefer it.

Most times it is vines and stems that are basted down. This block has a stem and an urn that I basted...

I love the flower on this block!

Today I am linking up with Kathy to see what others are doing for Slow Sunday Stitching. Kathy is working on a sewalong that actually starts tomorrow (which I am also going to do, lol).

Stay cool and enjoy the day!


  1. I know what you mean about the garden centre...we went to buy a tree and came home with the tree and 9 perennials...
    Your stash is full of bright and happy colours and I love how you use them in your appliqué projects.

  2. our garden center has very little to offer right now - too hot to plant anyhow. love all the colors you are using

  3. Our local garden centre doesn't have much on offer at the moment either. But I know what you mean, it's hard to not buy anything! Your block is lovely, I like your use of the fabric.

  4. Don't get to visit the garden center too much these days as there are so many things going on. You had some beautiful finds there.
    You also got some beautiful sewing done. Love the flower on the fabric used on the vase.

  5. Pretty flowers....both real and sewn.

  6. If we didn't have water restrictions due to drought, my garden would be more full--and we might have a green lawn instead of a brown field :) Lovely flowers, both live and applique.

  7. Your fussy cut pieces are inspiring. I love the flowers within the flowers here.

  8. love the simple folk block great fabric choices!