Sewing projects first, though.
I pulled out another project tucked away in a box. I took a class from Doug Leko a year or two(?) ago. His patterns feature Holly Taylor's fabrics...which I always like.
This is why it took me so long to get back to this project. So much detail.
It took me a little while to figure out where I left off and familiarize myself with the instructions.
Once I was back on track I had no problem finishing up this pretty table runner.
I still need to figure out if I have backing and then quilt and bind it...but in the mean time...I'm enjoying the end result.
I have also pulled all of my red and blue 2 inch squares from my scrap box. Combined with the 3 1/2 inch squares (also part of my scrap saving 'system' per Joan Ford) turned half square triangles and all the plain white I have in my stash I'm working up a scrappy star block.
I know there are other things I've worked on but I must not have photographed them yet.
Being summer in NY...which is short...we've taken advantage of a dry spell to re-work some landscaping.
These shrubs apparently love our windy hillside because we can't keep them sculpted and shapely.
Same with our feathery Japanese Maple. We've trimmed and trimmed it but it turns into a bush every year.
So, out went the shrubs...a chain around the trunks with the other end attached to a truck and away they went. Replanting and spreading fresh mulch is the fun part. Nice to see everything looking all fresh and pretty.
The Maple is back to looking cute and un-bush-like.
This area is across the walk from the new area. The new area compliments the old.
I spotted a bonus Autumn Joy. I've had these flowers for years and never saw this...a little new one popped up just the right distance from the others. How weird. I love Autumn Joy. It gets colorful just when everything else is dying off.
I am heading to the AQS Quilt Week Show in Syracuse tomorrow. So exciting. It's the first time an AQS Quilt Week Show has come to this general area.