Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I tried. I really tried to like my Orange Crush blocks together. In the end, I just couldn't wrap my thread around them. My UFO pile is already too large, so I didn't want the blocks to end up in that pile. I was pleased with the star blocks, though. Since there were thirty of them, I pieced them together. Side by side, they produced a secondary pattern that gives some movement to the piece. Once the borders are added it will make a nice throw sized quilt. I might call it my Crushed OC.
In the garden, we are beginning to enjoy some of the grape tomatoes that are ripening. Not too many, yet, but I'm sure they'll be overflowing this basket soon. They are perfect to pop into your mouth for a quick snack. We have a few pickles and some sunflowers besides the tomatoes. Neither of us wants to keep the garden up anymore although we like the benefits of having one.
And finally, our loyal kitties keeping guard over the backyard. (or sleeping) We don't see them side by side too often in the summer months, so I had to snap a picture. Also, Jasper isn't always keen on sharing whatever space he is occupying at the time. They do get along well together and are great entertainment when they chase each other through the house.
I wanted to mention another give-away I found, too, but do you think I can remember where I saw it? Stay tuned in case my memory shows up later.