We're having a massive heat wave here in Michigan right now, temps in the 90's every day, it's made me quite listless. Even though I'm staying in the air conditioning...I think it's going to start acting like fall later this week, though. I can't wait!
I haven't been doing much, a little stitching here and there, matter of fact I finished up a new free design.
I'll be making a table topper with it for mum, she never has enough Christmas stuff...you can get the design in my shop, Allie-oops Designs.
Speaking of mum, I'm going to be throwing her a surprise birthday party in December, for her 80th! I'm getting very excited about it...I can't think of anyone who loves a party more than my mum. Especially if it's for her, lol.
Another thing I've been working on - I purchased an ecopy of Tonya Ricucci's book, Word Play Quilts. I've been wanting to make larger quilts with scripture on them, but didn't want a lot of fused letters - I'd like to be able to quilt over them. I've only made two (easy) letters so far -
the next letter is a Y, which is more challenging, as it has angles. You know me and piecing, lol - I'm extremely challenged! The first T I made, I added the top bar with the fabric to the wrong side.
I had a most incredible surprise the other day. A package from my sweet friend O'faigh - she knows me too well -
Her LQS was having a sample sale, and she got this for me. Isn't that gorgeous!!!! I'm not sure why my phone camera made the top of the frame a little green, it's not really. I just love her - her tail has the teeniest beads! Thank you sweetie!!
In the wildlife report, the deer are reveling in all the fallen apples -
and apparently we have a new flock of woodpeckers. I caught three of them on the shed the other day.
Just perching any ol' where, knocking holes in everything. It's also stink bug season in Michigan, they are everywhere! I've never had one actually stink when I killed it though. Their only redeeming quality is that they don't bite.
I think that's all the news, I haven't been commenting much on blogs lately although I've been visiting...just feeling quiet. Take care my friends, see you soon....