All of your comments yesterday about the "Kinship of Women" were a balm for my soul. Thank you! I have had some time to do a little sewing this week, another balm for my soul. The quilt above is for my daughter. She picked out the fabric, "Hunky Dory", and I had strict instructions to keep it as simple as possible (what is she implying?) She wanted to see big fabric pieces and let the fabric do all the talking (even though she doesn't want to quilt yet, she's got the lingo down). I had two layer cakes, a jelly roll and some yardage of fabric. I did some big rectangles, squares and threw in a few rail fence blocks for interest (couldn't help myself...) She loves it and I need to get it off to the quilter. I'm planning on surprising her with crocheted pillowcases to match.
I had big plans to sell this pillow at the barn sale but never got it finished. Clearly my camera is dirty because there is not a spot in the middle of the pillow (I checked, twice). I found the piece already embroidered and put red gingham fabric on the back. It's a big pillow, measuring 26x26. The redwork is amazing, the stitches are so tiny.
The garden is just breath-taking this year. I keep bringing fistfuls in so I can enjoy them while they are here, before fall comes peeking around the corner. I was so disappointed to see some fall clothes at the mall the other day. Really? It's not even the 4th of July yet. Maybe that means there will be some good summer sales!