I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not a summer girl. Depending on the humidity, I really don’t want to be outside if the temperature is much over 80 degrees. When we lived in western South Dakota I enjoyed flower gardening and a grew a few vegetables. (It does get hot there, but it’s a dry heat!) I even started my own seeds just for the fun of it. This is our seventh summer in Tennessee and I’ve completely given up on gardening except for couple of pots of flowers by the front door. I just can’t deal with the sauna that takes over by 8 o’clock in the morning! There’s a point at which the decency laws kick in when shedding clothes to cool off.
I’m really not complaining, but I do miss the process of planning and making it happen! Such is life:) We do have some beautiful perennials that require little care and that’s good enough for me.
So, to celebrate the start of summer in the cool indoors, I designed a watermelon project for an Etsy team challenge. Maybe my flower gardens will have to come to life in fabric, too.
Watermelon table runner
I’ve listed it in my Etsy shop:)
I’ll link up to Sew & Tell (see sidebar) at amylouwho’s and you can go there to see lots of other wonderful finishes for Friday.
I finished quilting Wonky Boxes ... and then I ripped all the quilting out. I hated it! I made diagonal lines an inch apart and it looked like a old mattress pad or something. On top of that, when I started taking stitches out, I noticed a problem with the stitching. After doing some troubleshooting, I realized the feed dogs were down. Sometimes, happiness is a really good seam ripper:)
One more quick thing! This is a Wizard of Oz quilt from the Oz museum in Wamego, Kansas. Amber and I are Oz fans, so she planned a stop there during our vacation. Not a great picture, but an awesome quilt! Some of the clothing on the characters is 3-D. I had no idea there is so much Oz memorabilia!
Gotta go! Chuck is scared of the thunderstorm and needs some comforting:)