Summer

Gardening

Flower pot at the front door!

Flower power and peace at the front door!

On the left, a new native Sand Cherry tree/shrub and on the right, a Windmill Palm from a North Carolina visitor.

On the left, a new native Sand Cherry tree/shrub and to the right, a Windmill Palm from a North Carolina visitor.

A new rain chain and side door garden spot.

A new rain chain and side door garden spot.

Backyard patio garden spot with the bird bath and humming bird feeder...both of which have been BUSY!!!

The backyard patio garden with the bird bath and humming bird feeder…both of which have been BUSY!!!

Side patio garden, Mom's old glider relocated to the Beach, the spiral shower (which has been getting LOTS of use!) and a glimpse of the garden fence.

Side patio garden, Mom’s old glider relocated to the Beach, the spiral shower (which has been getting LOTS of use!) and a glimpse of the garden fence.

Picnicking

Summer Picnicking

Grilling up some Summer picnic goodness! And the every-ready helper…

Sewing

Baby Star quilt

Hand appliqueing a Baby Star quilt

Roseville Album house block

Roseville Album house block – I am using my unit construction technique and that golden fabric underneath will be the reverse appliqued windows!

At the Beach

Let's GO to the Beach!

What are you waiting for??? C’mon, let’s GO!!!

FUN!!!

Piecefully, Pam

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This rainy Friday is my PERFECT

idea to the beginning of Summer!  : )  I took off today.  It’s the first day, in nearly three years, that I took off just for “me”.  I knew rain was in the forecast, and that is just what I wanted.  I’ve been doing digging and planting, so Mother Nature is providing a drink for everything – thank you!!!  And, I have the best reason to stay inside and…do something sewing!!!

Roseville Album my block #3

My Oakshott cottons, hand dyed, Kaffe, Amy Butler, Loni Rossi, Perfect Circles, Sharpee marker, poster-tack, freezer paper, scissors, threads, iron, Kim McLean pattern, you get the idea, are ALL unpacked and available.  Hot diggity dog!!!

I got the design traced onto freezer paper this morning and will begin to cut out the shapes.  Then the FUN begins…choosing the fabrics.  I am seriously doing the twinkle-toed-HaPpY-dance!!!

May the start to your Summer, or at least your (Holiday) weekend, be enjoyable too!

Piecefully, Pam

P.S.

And, here is our garden project…

Garden Fence

Scott is building the fence and I have been doing a bit of vegetable planting inside.  It’s coming along.  And, that “gate” is an old piece of wrought iron fence from Scott’s Dad’s barn.  Duke passed 6+ years ago.  He loved the Beach and gardening.  We would like to think he is pleasantly surprised…  ; ) And, we’re not sure yet, but that gate may get painted Exotic Sea in the future.

Beach foam

from WINDY days make me think of land-locked clouds.

Beach foam

While I call walking or biking on such a windy day “resistance training!!!” it is a fun reward to see such a delight when braving the elements.  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

A change in weekend plans

and a trip to Ikea…

We have been indecisive about the book cases, modular storage or window seating we wish to use in the studio.  This is VERY unlike us.  We usually KNOW precisely what we want.  Somehow, at this juncture, we’ve been able to articulate what we don’t want and then stalled.

Scott said, “Let’s keep it simple.  Stick with something we know. And make a decision.”  He measured. Then he browsed the online Ikea catalog while I was at work.  He made notes, and after work, we looked at choices and options (up on the big screen).

The following day we took a trip back to familiar territory…

trip to Ikea

This may not be the longterm solution, but it is an affordable, useful, functional intermediate launch. We will assemble and use these pieces. Evaluating our storage and use needs while continuing to evolve our space.  ; )

Piecefully, Pam

P.S. We’ve heard from Russell.  A BIG project of his finishes up in a few days.  He’ll be able to move our project forward, hopefully to completion, before too long.  We are looking forward to sails and a mud room!!!