6/29/15

Marvelous Monday

It was a pretty low-key day. I was excited to see that two more of my sunflowers have bloomed.



I had an appointment for a pedicure this morning. Before I left, I made up my veggie stock from last week's veggie cuttings. I've used most everything from last week's share. There are still two sweet onions and the eggs are starting to stack up on me, but I'm still feeling as if I'm staying on top of it. We'll see what tomorrow's share brings.

When I got home, I started on the baby quilt I'm making for a friend from high school. Her son and daughter-in-law just presented her with her first grandchild. I offered to make a quilt for her, and she chose this "To the Rescue" quilt. Her son is a fireman.


Today I got it all cut out.


Then, I pieced together the ladder that you see kind of in the middle of the quilt. My ends didn't match up well there at the bottom. It'll be trimmed to fit, and I'm hopeful that it will work out. If not, I'm going to have to do something to fix it.


Oh yes, and today I received this via email:

I'm pretty stoked that my quilt was accepted...it's this Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines quilt.


It's quite thrilling to have been accepted, and I have absolutely no expectation of winning anything. Still, getting in feels like a win to me.

Mike managed to get the A/C back on this evening...just in time for the hottest weather so far this year. I'm hoping it'll be the hottest weather of the summer, and that the temperatures won't continue to climb. This is feeling like Phoenix weather, and we're not used to it.

Tomorrow I have a day at home, a little housework, and then I'm going to spend the day working on the baby quilt. It's always fun to start a new project.


12 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations! Soon we will be able to say 'and we knew her when'.

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, that yellow sunflower is perfect and beautiful. Congratulations on getting into the show!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations! That quilt is very show-worthy.

gram k said...

Congratulations and thank you for a previous post tutorial on reverse applique! I used your excellent tutorial on a project and it turned out beautifully!

Doreen Auger said...

What a wonderful quilt idea!!!! And you will be able to make that ladder "work", I'm sure! Those sunflowers are magnificent! I haven't had the best of luck trying to grow them.....not sure why!
Your hot weather certainly is part of the unusual trending that's hit all of us!!! Glad the A/C is working.....we've had ours on for weeks (the humidity has been 80%+!). Glad to hear you're keeping up with the CSA boxes. I didn't follow up on ours as Tom was a bit ambivalent about the whole idea and I didn't feel like pushing that hard! Happy piecing...........

Synthia said...

Your sunflowers are spectacular!! What a green thumb you have. Big congratulations for having your quilt accepted into the juried show.

Rosa said...

Congratulations,it`s awesome!

gayle said...

Congratulations!
Love your sunflowers, and that quilt looks like it's going to be a ton of fun to make!

quiltzyx said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous!
Congrats again on your quilt being accepted too. :)

gibbygoo56 said...

Gorgeous sunflowers! Adorable quilt!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Sunflowers are the absolute, hands down, no comparison, most fun flowers to grow Ever in the World. I received a thank you note from one of my eleven courtyard neighbors who appreciates my bed of them !~! I was so pleased and surprised. So far we have half a dozen or more flowers but none the color of your unusual one. That's a stunner, Barb. Happy Fourth.

Brown Family said...

Beautiful Sunflowers. Congratulations on the quilt