I machine quilted and finished up Iowa Girl a few weeks ago. I don't know what it is about this quilt, but I just love it.
School started this week in our district. Where has the summer gone?! I have yet to post my Hop To It block for this month. Since the next block is due to be posted on Wednesday, I'll just show both (hopefully). Thanks, Mel and Sue, for hanging in there with me.
We've been enjoying summer to the fullest with family picnics, grandbabies, gardening, and beating the heat. I've already started to cut back some of my perennials since the sun has just about burned them up even though I tried to be faithful with watering. Our experiment with container gardening fizzled out. Most of our tomatoes ended up with blossom end rot; there are only two that look promising. We had one zucchini from three plants. The easiest vegetable to grow, and we couldn't do it. Fortunately there are lots of farmers in our area with produce to sell. We've already put up half the corn we need and will be canning peaches this weekend.
Thank you for the kind comments and emails concerning my last post about Mom, Dad, and the wheelchair quilts. I've been sewing like crazy in order to have a nice stack to take to the nursing home when I attend Mom's care plan meeting. Some of my quilt friends have offered to help, and I love that they care. I want to finish up this project as soon as I can. I have other quilt tops to work on, and there is a road trip coming up in September to an area quilt shop. It just doesn't end, does it!
It's been a great summer; and in reading some blogs, I can see that a lot of you have had good ones, too. I'm hoping things slow down soon, though, now that fall is just around the corner.