What my sewing study looked like at the end of the semester, after I’d posted grades.
Way leads on to way. . . getting worse.
Before I exploded the room, I was working on a little quilt design for a quick summery treat.
Here’s the quilt. It’s titled Summer Treat, but when I was working on it I called it Ice Cream Treat, as those colors look like you could lick them. I threw in a couple of purple triangles just to make things interesting, for I believe that every quilt should have a full range of lights-to-darks. Just like any good photograph.
Here’s the block. Since it’s a 12 inch block, this should go together quickly. I’ll post some templates tomorrow and hopefully a shot of one of my refreshing Summer Treat blocks. Now that my study’s all cleaned up, it’s time to pull out the fabrics and put that clean space to use.
Happy Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as my mother calls it. She and Dad have already started putting flowers on the graves of those relatives who have gone before, adding another one or two each year (everyone gets buried near them–kind of our psychic home away from home). I appreciate that they honor the original meaning of the holiday, and it makes me think about my grandmothers and my one grandfather who I knew best.
We’ll be heading out to the main street near our house to cheer on thousands of motorcyclists for Rolling Thunder West Coast, an homage to Rolling Thunder, East Coast. We saw that one when we lived in DC–so many bikes came over that bridge on their way past Lincoln’s Memorial and on to the Mall. Last year for West Coast Rolling Thunder we had about 4,000 bikers and I waved my little American flag and hollered. It was great.
Barbeque for us? Maybe. Or maybe we’ll just go out for a burger and let others do the grilling for us. But I’ve already picked up the strawberries for our Summer Strawberry Cake (recipe on my cooking blog). That’s they beauty of all the children grown–life’s a bit more flexible around the edges. And of course–some sewing in my nice clean study.
Happy Memorial Day!