6/30/15

Time for Tuesday

Did you know that today we get a leap second? This is something that happens every once in a while to synchronize our clocks with the movement of the sun. It happens at 8:00 p.m. (ET), and so it's coming right up. What will you do with that extra second? Make up your mind now because time's a-wastin'. I think I'll give myself an extra heartbeat just then.

As for today, I didn't get as much time to sew as I'd hoped. I did, however, get a start on the "To the Rescue" baby quilt that I cut out yesterday. Here's how it will look when it's finished:


Today I fused all the applique and did the top-stitching for the fireman's hat. Interestingly, the designer stated that the applique templates were already reversed, but you can see that the "1" was not. Oh well. I decided to leave it as is.


Also, I did all of the fusing and most of the topstitching for the hook and ladder truck.


When I'd taken it that far, it was time for me to stop. I needed to write this post and get ready to pick up my CSA share.

So what else did I do today? Well...I hooped the Gingerbread square block for the last time. Just the upper left corner needs stitching now.


And there it is. When that's all stitched, the block will be finished.


After that, I baked some zucchini bread. It was something to do with my CSA zucchini.


And then I went outside and did some watering. I notice that the bluest of the blue hydrangea is blooming.


Also, I promised you a picture of the purple hydrangea. I've only given you close-ups, but I wanted to show you how pretty the whole bush is. It's still quite small, but it has been prolific with its blossoms.


Here's a lawn ornament.


He always follows me around when I'm outside.

Also, two more sunflowers have bloomed. So far, only three of the six varieties are blooming. I'm curious to see what the rest will look like.



So, it's been a pretty full day. I still need to pick up my CSA share, and there's still much to do before I'm ready to call it a day.

It's the final curtain on June. Where does the time go?

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

quiltzyx said...

You've made a good start on the fire truck quilt. I guess the designer was looking at the pattern in a mirror when she said it was already reversed, huh?
More beautiful blossoms blooming - thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Super start on the fire truck quilt. Just love the sunflowers - they remind me of my Dad.

gayle said...

Those are the snazziest hydrangeas I've ever seen! And I always adore sunflowers.
Your fireman quilt looks like such fun! (But can you change the fire dogs to fire cats?)

Lynette said...

Love the gold beads on the stitchery. I got one more stitch in on my needle-turn applique with my leap second today. :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Your yard must be a constant source of visual pleasure Barbara! I especially like your lawn ornament :*) Those sunflowers are just gorgeous!!!!

Dana Gaffney said...

I need to stop reading you first thing in the morning, now I really want zucchini bread, LOL. All of your flowers are looking beautiful.

Brown Family said...

more beautiful flowers!