Hello Everyone and welcome back! I’m late with my post today because we were out having a fun day on Saturday. We were supposed to go on Friday, but rain threatened and it was very humid. We did finally get rain late in the afternoon for a few hours, but Saturday was beautiful.
After my morning swim, we went thrifting in the morning. We are looking for a small table to put by the downstairs door. We didn’t find what we wanted, but it was fun to look. We had lunch at a small seafood restaurant in Strasburg and sat outside. After that, we went to a new to us winery and had a beautiful view. The above view is from the building looking towards the mountains to the west.
This was our view from the deck. There was enough of a breeze all afternoon to keep from getting hot. Not a bad place to spend a few hours.
On Thursday, I finished my Lakeside Jellyroll Sizzle Quilt!
Here is the Lakeside Sizzle at the lake! I plan on using the quilt for picnics and for sitting on it if we have too at outings. I think the fabrics are perfect for that.
Speaking of the fabrics, this was a strip set called “A Day at the Lake” by Laura Marshall for Wilmington Prints. I was gifted the fabrics by my good friend, Lydia for my birthday just after we bought our new house. The inner border is a Navy stripe by Bonnie and Camille and the outer border is Dots from Blank Quilting. The above picture shows the true colors of the fabric.
The backing is an Andover Woven Stripe. You can see the quilting on the back and the double piano keys that I quilted in the outer border. I did use the ruler foot on my Pfaff QE 4.0 to quilt those.
This is a close up of the quilting. I did a similar pattern that I used in the Baby Jelly Roll Sizzle, but substituted a feathered flower for the heart. It goes nicely with the swirls and paisley. I used Dream Select batting and Aurifil 50 wt thread. I really got into the groove while quilting the interior of this quilt!
After finishing the quilt, I began to work on the reconstructed band uniform zipper pouches. I got all the fabrics cut and some of the pieces prepped. I was going to work on those today, but it’s getting late and I’ll start on them tomorrow. I think I’ll sit down and watch a movie and make some progress on one of my cross stitch projects.
Just one more thing. We’ve been having some visitors in the back of the house. Mostly the turkeys stay in the tall grass, but I got lucky and caught them out of it for a minute from downstairs. There are two big Toms and two Jakes in this group. We’ve seen them several times. One day we also saw at least eight hens that came up into the grass. They didn’t venture too far out of it, so the pictures I took weren’t very good. We don’t want to spook them, so we stay inside and watch.
I hope you all have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!