Friday, September 03, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words...

 and sad words at that. This is one of the last pictures on my camera before today. Needless to say, the batteries needed re-charged, much the same as me! *VBS* Deader than a doornail!
 Luckily summer came to the Valley, and my windowboxes sported petunias this year, in a lively purple. And now I remember why I DON'T plant petunias while living here. They get so very leggy, and the constant wind beats them to death!! Back to the wax begonias next year!
 I have been sewing. Not like a "mad woman", but sewing. I had these blocks finished except for pressing, and I have managed to get them together into a top. I'm hoping to machine quilt it this long weekend, for some grandchild or another. Hmmmm? Now who loves FROGS???
 And I have been working on these. The centers were printed as a larger square, I cut away the extra blue, and added some scrappy 2.5" strips. The blocks are now 8.5" and think it will make a nice sized quilt, as there are quite a few. Other than that, I've been doing a bit of blog hopping, and have found Deb Rowden's Thrift Shop Quilts. Love, love, love what she's doing with scraps, as well as her love of the really odd ball tops. Definitely is helping my mojo!! Have a wonderful, and safe Labor Day Weekend everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with all the folks up and down the eastern seaboard, be safe.
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10 comments:

Carin said...

Finn I love the stuff you have been working on, when I first saw the snow picture I thought you had snow now and I was totally freaked LOL

Amelia said...

That snow picture was a reminder of the winter...and I agree about petunias...they get so leggy and not very pretty.

I really like the new quilt - the one with the picture squares...looks very interesting.

Enjoy the long weekend...regardless of what you do.

Dolores said...

I love those blocks with the picture centres. Glad you're sewing again. Have a great weekend. It will be cooler here so I'm a happy camper.

AnnieO said...

Hi Finn! Glad your fabric is getting to be petted and played with. The print on the sashed blocks is so cute! I almost never buy juvenile prints but some of them are adorable. Hop over to my blog and see my bowtie quilt in progress a la Finn.

Hugs!

Myra said...

The quilts look wonderful Finn! I lost you there for a while. Came to visit, and your blog was gone...?... Glad to be able to catch up with you again... 8-)
Glad you have managed for find some mojo again... 8-)

Angie said...

I love your froggy top---and the one you're working on now is adorable. I love that simple square in a square pattern. I want to make one someday. I'm just so happy to see you!! :)

Cher said...

here I am enjoying your lovely post-I am actually sewing today! not just playing fb LOL...love what you are working on right now..

Greenmare said...

you captured WI in two pictures! ;-)
won't be long and we'll have that snow in person.

Purple Pam said...

Glad your mojo is working again. Thanks for the tip to Deb Rowden's blog. I like frogs!

Stephanie D. said...

Yeah, I love petunias too--until they get leggy. I trimmed mine back earlier in the summer, but pretty much have neglected them this last month or so and some are dead. Actually, I'm glad, because I was getting tired of them.