I work on a variety of small handwork projects when it's too hot to hand quilt a large quilt.
All Creatures Great and Small
EPP Hexies - New Additions
I now have 88 hexies.
2 new six inch blocks
Butterfly chain, lots of bullion rosebuds and flyleaf leaves
I also crocheted a snowflake and stitched it to a block with some couched fluffy yarn scraps that remind me of blowing snow.
Chicken Scratch Sashing
And I've been slowly doing some chicken scratch embroidery. Each strip will be a sashing for a quilt. I only need 84 strips of chicken scratch. Only 84! Who's idea was this?
Meanwhile I've been eating, drying and pickling peppers...
...contemplating making sauerkraut since most of last year's supply is gone...
...eating and pickling cucumbers. Notice my old wire hanger trellis? It has lasted many years.
And I spend some time enjoying nature's flower arrangements. The blue flowers are actually wildflowers - tall bellflowers - that planted themselves there around a clump of Stargazer Lilies.
But I don't think I'll stop and smell these roses. Darned Japanese Beetles!!!!!