I like my son and daughter-in-law and how adventurous they are! They always seemed to know what the next big thing will be and make an effort to witness it. This week it was the eclipse in Charleston. They've been planning this vacation since the beginning of this year and had a great vacation.
Scout is still on R and R for her strained leg. Our vet decided to extend her anti-inflammatories for another two weeks and I am to keep her calm and quiet. As bad as it sounds to calm a five month old puppy, LeeAnna--our hostess with the mostess--has bigger challenges with Scout's brother Milo. You can visit LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.
I like yard sales. I mean I really like yard sales and I live in the perfect neighborhood for good finds. There are a lot of nice elderly people in the community who are downsizing and I find wonderful deals from them. I've been looking for four new dining room chairs for about 2 years and finally stumbled on a sale where four chairs were being taken out to the yard sale. I loved them and purchased them immediately:
The dark navy paint goes with my rug perfectly and they were in great shape--until Scout decided to gnaw on a leg (oh yeh, got her off that RIGHT AWAY). I love them.
I like old quilts.
Being at home with a sick puppy means catching up. I am photographing quilts I've picked up during the last months and documenting them in my inventory.
I really love the backing to this quilt (above) and it goes beautifully in my sewing room.
Lastly, although it is still summer, it is not my favorite time in the garden. Things are starting to die back and the weeds have been horrendous this summer because we've had so much rain (8 inches last month and over 8 inches again this month).
Some plants are giving me a second bloom like the foxglove above and that is always nice. But certain flowers only bloom this time of year like this Turtlehead, a native plant of Pennsylvania.
I'm still sewing my sea-jewel quilts. I finished the third top yesterday. This one has a wee bit more gold in it because I wanted to incorporate the feel of the beach into it. It has been absolutely calming to work on these tops because of the colors and the ease of the pattern. Hopefully I will get the fourth one finished today.
Have a wonderful day!