Summer is here and sewing has slowed right down! I did get these three Scrappy Trip blocks sewn for Diana’s Golden Needle.
Diana is a Girl Scout working on her Gold Award (think Girl Scout equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle Award). She is making quilts, using Bonny Hunter’s free Scrappy Trips pattern, for teens who are aging out of the foster care system and she is raising awareness of foster care and adoption. If you might like to contribute, click on the link above to read more about her project. My daughter is a Girl Scout (who just earned her Silver Award, whoot whoot!), I was a Girl Guide, my mom was a Girl Guide…I just had to help out with this one!
Besides that, not much has been happening in my sewing room as I have been enjoying summer in the garden instead.
I love that red hollyhock. It’s new this year. I hope it will grow as tall and wide as the plant tag claimed, because more of those red blooms would be gorgeous.
You can see the Backyard Security Officer in the last picture. Rosie does a pretty good job keeping the riffraff out of the yard (that would be rabbits and squirrels). She leaps over flower beds in a single bound to chase those intruders away. It’s hilarious to watch. Just the word “squirrel” sends her racing to the back door. Don’t worry, the critters get plenty to eat when she’s not out. I can tell by the empty bird feeders and the munched vegetation.
Right now it’s dark and the mosquitos are out in force, so I’ll just go root through some scrap fabric bins and see what happens in the sewing room.