Friday, May 23, 2008

Hello Summer


This Memorial Day week-end promises to have temperatures that match the official arrival of summer on the calendar. I'm looking forward to being outside and enjoying it.

Today I sewed ten patriotic string blocks for Heartstrings. I have a pile of foundation squares cut, but my red, white/tan, & blue strips are limited. Might have to go on a search and find in the sewing room.
Annie cuddled in a ball on the upstairs bed
I couldn't resist adding this photo of Annie sleeping in the bed upstairs. She looks so comfortable.

The lilacs, tulips and daffodils are done blooming, but the snowball bush is getting ready to bloom. There's plenty of weeds out there, too, just waiting for my removal. I'm torn between wanting to be outside and wanting to sew.

Snowball bush in front of the garage

If you're looking for a give-away, click on over Home Sweet Home. Jo Jo has some cute bling or a surprise box maybe waiting for you.

18 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jeanne! Thanks for popping over to my blog and joining my 50th post give-away! I'll be drawing it later today to give my OS friends time to comment before their 'Friday' is over, since I'm now in Saturday!! Your kitty Annie looks sooooo comfy! Cats are usually so dignified that it's funny to catch them when they're not! See you again soon! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Catherine said...

Annie looks amazingly comfortable. But then kitties always do find the best spots!
It's still a bit too chilly here to enjoy anything that's brave enough to flower!

Mary said...

The flowers look like summer has arrived!

I didn't get blocks made today but I hope to get some more done tomorrow. Today was so beautiful we were outside all day.

Amanda said...

When my cat sleeps like that I can't resist the urge to stroke her tummy - which wakes her up of course! Have a lovely summery weekend.

Karol-Ann said...

Oh I do hope you're right, because it doesn't look like summer here at the moment. Great string blocks!

Candace said...

Your blocks look great. I'm here in Florida, and we have had summer for a while now, and are under a severe weather alert. It looks so sunny out that it's hard to believe. Hope you have a happy holiday.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jeanne! I'm back again to let you know that you were one of the winners of my 50th post prize draw! CONGRATULATIONS! If you'd like to email me your snail mail address and your pattern choice from my web site, I'll pop that in the mail this week! Hope you're having a great weekend! Bear Hugs! KRIS (Tag Along Teddies)

Guðrún said...

Maybe you will tackle the weed if it is getting warmer outside.

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on your string blocks - great way to celebrate Memorial weekend :)

Alycia said...

Great blocks!! they will make an awesome quilt! Have a great wekend

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your Annie is hysterical!!! That's the way Madeline sleeps too.

Paul Sears Photography said...

That kitty picture is just the cutest!

Libby said...

Spring and summer are just bursting out all over *s* Hope you enjoyed whichever you decided to do over the weekend *s*

Bingo~Bonnie said...

OH what a lovely snowball bush. I haven't seen one of those since my grandmothers home... and she passed away in '95.

Maybe I will ask dh if there is a spot in our yard for one... thanks for sharing your photos of your flowers.

Love from Texas! (where summer has arried too) ~bonnie

TLC said...

Love your string pieced blocks!

Greenmare said...

your patriotic strings are wonderful! Annie is adorable, as all cats KNOW they are. ;-)

Rose Marie said...

I need to make some of those string blocks. Love your version.

amandajean said...

I really like your heartstrings blocks in the red white and blue. do you foundation piece them?