We returned home this weekend to a wall of unbearable heat....116 degrees.
But I shouldn't complain...I'm not on the east coast dealing with Irene.
I pray everyone there remains safe.
Needless to say, I spent a lot of time indoors this weekend and finished this adorable shop sample by Country Threads...Pumpkins 4 Sale #220.
The girls at TOWQS have it kitted.
Also spent some time trying to applique the leaves on the willow tree in the very last block for my Autumn Houses quilt. Learned a valuable lesson...don't change something that is working.
I had been using DMC 50wt machine embroidery thread for most of the applique, using just these 3 colors.
Don't ask me what made me decide to switch to a 60wt. green Mettler thread, but I did. The small stitches I needed to use were impossible. So I switched back to the DMC and now those points are much easier to accomplish! Good thing, because I have over a dozen more of them to do!
Our dive trip to Florida Keys was a success, for the most part...
boy, their mosquitoes were obnoxious!
Our daughter and her fiance.
Our son and his newly dive certified girlfriend...GO SARAH!
The younger crowd and my husband did a few deep dives to wrecks and had a blast. I got up close and personal with a harmless 8ft. nurse shark and survived the onslaught of the moon jellyfish that plagued the surface of the waters. But, I count our blessings that Irene left us unscathed.
That is me!
I am anxious to return to the mountains this week. My favorite time of year, Fall, should be arriving there soon. September is full of joy for us...our daughter will put her feet in the sand on Coronado Island in San Diego and exchange wedding vows with the love of her life!
I have chosen a pattern for a wedding quilt, but it is all hand pieced, so they may get it on their 1st anniversary, OR maybe their 2nd.
Hexies, here I come!