Thursday, August 24, 2017

I like Thursday...August 24, 2017

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!


LA Paylor said...

Scout! That sincere little face! Get better little girl. You and Milo are both going to need your strength. Now that Milo has his big boy teeth, he's chewing up plastic water bottles at a fast speed! He likes the crinkle.
Foxglove are so pretty, does Scout leave them alone?

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Poor Scout and I don't envy you keeping him down to heal. I agree, the backing on the pink quilt is so cute. 16 inches of rain in 2 months??? We get maybe 9 inches in a year! mary in Az

PaintedThread said...

I'm sorry that you're having puppy problems, too. Love the chair - it's so awesome when you can snag a deal like that. I really like your sea-jewel quilt. Very pretty!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I really like that nine patch quilt! Pretty colors and a simple design - my favorite! You have some pretty things blooming! I have to admit I get tired of gardening this time of year. Everything is getting overgrown and needs thinning. I'll have to buckle downand get to that this weekend!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh Scout you naughty girl! Hoping she recovers quickly, it must be wearing to try to keep her calm. Love your thrifty finds, those chairs are gorgeous and I love the pink quilt! We're finding lots and lots of BIG spiders outside...not my favorite time of year either, lol!