Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bits of summer

My daughter reminded me today on our walk that I hadn't done a blog post since Wednesday, so I told her I'd get right on it. Here's a photo of her on our walk, stopping to pick the wild blackberries that are rampant here in western Washington.

This next photo shows my husband's hops (I "hopped" right to it with the blog post), with our neighbor Dick's corn in the background.

And today was Sew Day With the Twisted Nuts at my house, but I forgot to get photos of their projects because I was busy thinking about the food. The blocks above are what I'm working on. I'm trying to make a dent in my stash of batiks that goes back about 15 or 20 years.

Here's the table setting. I LOVE sunflowers, but the ones Dave planted in our garden haven't bloomed yet.

And here is my neighbor Rosemary's sunny table setting from last week, when she had us over for a delightful potluck dinner. Her fruit platter, below, is good inspiration for a colorful summer quilt.

That's all the news from my quiet little neighborhood. Hope you're having a good summer.

Have a colorful day


Judy Ferguson said...

This post made me hungry, but I do love those Batik's from your stash. Why would you wait so long to use them?

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful post! Looks like you're having a good summer so far... thanks for sharing it!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh the blackberries, how well I remember them from my time in Westport. Our house was down a deadend street lined with blackberries. Our house was up against a hill covered in blackberries. In the three years we were there, I hunted down innovative ways to use up all the blackberries I picked - you can only eat so many pies, use up so many jars of jam. It is the wild version of zucchini!

The pick of Rosemary's fruit platter took my breath away - definitely a color palette to work with!

And I love what you're doing with those batiks!