Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer, summer, how I've missed you

If there's one thing I can always count on living in the South is the sticky heat that summer brings. It appears this year that July and August couldn't wait and decided to make a surprise visit in June. It's just been plain HOT! Of course the munchkins have been taking advantage of the heat with almost daily trips to the pool. It's made the new found tennis hobby that Hubbie and I have taken up, challenging in the heat (but we keep going.)

Anyways I thought I'd share a couple of new projects that I've been working on. I've needed to take a break from the art quilt. It takes alot of creative thinking, and I need a break to do some just plain sewing. So first, the youngest Munchkin has her 7th birthday coming up. Somehow, even though I am a Georgia Tech graduate, she was a born UGA fan. She told her Daddy that she wanted to paint her beautiful pink room, red and black. So as a compromise I've decided to make her a quick and dirty Georgia snuggle quilt. It's just a yard and a half of Georgia fabric with a black border and a totally awful Georgia backing fabric. Here's the top. We leave for the beach this weekend, so it'll probably have to wait until we get back.

My other project is a quilt inspired by some fabric I bought off ebay. I then started collecting the charm packs. Then I saw a beautiful hour glass quilt that caught my eye. That got me rolling. I bought some white on white background. Experimented with coffee dyeing. I found I'm much too impatient to let the fabric to soak long enough. And now have a plan. At first I thought I would have enough squares to make a quilt for my bed, but now I don't think so. So I'm currently trying to decide if I'm going to buy more fabric or just make a throw. Here are the first set of squares I made.


And finally, my sweet Sunny cat has become an irresistible subject of photos recently. A few days ago, my oldest Munchkin spent almost an hour searching the house for her cherished feline friend and I finally located her when I was packing up for our daily trip to the pool.
Meow, meow and stay cool!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Awww, your hour glasses are looking lovely! Did you do them the way you were telling me about in the car? They look really nice.

quiltu said...

Don't you love the way cats are so good to themselves? They know how to take a GOOD nap! Have a great trip.

smshorty said...

I vote for buying more fabric. Of course, I always think buying more fabric is a good idea....

Jacquie said...

Thanks so much for coming by to visit and helping me find you. Love the start of your hour glass quilt. That quilt was totally inspiring to me too.

Shannon said...

Visited you...thanks for stopping by! I've saved you to my round of favorites and will add you to my links if that's okay? I can't wait stop back by soon. Cute kitty!

Shannon