Saturday, June 21, 2014

Winter ?

We are well into the first month of Winter and the Red Hot Pokers are showing off their beauty. The birds hang onto the tall stems and swing wildly back and forth while they get the nectar with their beaks. The vegie garden in the background is a bit empty just now. Almost time to put the seed potatoes in.
Remembering that it's Winter, I picked Roses today. Shouldn't it then be Spring or Summer? I put them in a vase beside a painting my DD did.


 I'm a member of the sewing group, Friday Girls at Somerset, they are on Facebook too and everyone except me is in the middle of making a Lone Star quilt. I had no notion to make one as I have unfinished Stars in the cupboard from years' ago. They just don't appeal. I took them in yesterday to show the' Girls' and they want me to finish them. Maybe. Later. If you are with Facebook you can have a look at everyone else's Stars.

Onto the more appealing sewing projects. I finished the last 2 blocks of Message in a Bottle.
and spent last night and today joining all the blocks together. I'm really pleased how the Taupes and Linen fabrics look together. Now for the borders.

Enjoy your sewing.


  1. Gorgeous painting done by your DD! Wow, really realistic and well balanced. Love it. Message in a bottle is a very interesting quilt to look at. So many things to discover in this one and everything play together very nicely. Great job.

  2. Early in my quilting history, I made a Lone Star piece. I never could get the center to lay flat. I ended up making a table cloth from it by adding backing but no batting.
    I very much like the way your Message In A Bottle looks all put together.

  3. I wish our winters were that mild. Love the bottle quilt, that is a really nice design and you are doing a beautiful job on the appliqué and fabric choices.


  4. Absolutely love your Message in a Bottle the taupes and linens are wonderful fabric choices.

  5. your red hot pokers sure are giving a good display........nice sewing.........

    had trouble reading the word verification........

  6. Here Summer began, but is fresh and grey and no Summer feeling at all! Love the beautiful Message in a Bottle and I hope that one day you wil finish the stars, they deserve it!

  7. Message in a bottle is such a sweet quilt! Very lovely Dorothy!!

  8. Message in A Bottle looks fantastic in your fabric choices. Your roses set with your daughters beautiful painting is stunning, she's very talented. I grew red hot pokers in Minnesota in July :-)
    Thanks for sharing.