Monday, June 24, 2013

The Weekend Wrap-up

I know I say it all the time often, but boy that weekend just flew by! 

It was a nice, quiet weekend … we didn’t have a whole lot scheduled for our weekend, and for once nothing came up to change that … which meant that I was able to spend a good bit of time with my needle and thread. 

We had rain – and a lot of it this weekend, especially Sunday.  We stopped by the garden after church on Sunday, and while the ground was still wet, there was no standing water after the 3/4” we got Saturday.  Unfortunately I’m not sure that I will be able to say that today … we got just under 2” yesterday, and that much rain with the wet ground from Saturday’s rain sounds like a recipe for more standing water.

At least as of Sunday everything was looking pretty good … that sunny hot weather we had during the week must have been just what the Garden Doctor ordered, as we’ve got zucchini blossomsphoto
more tomato blossoms

… and a tomato!!!!photo (66)

After we visited the garden, we drove to a nearby small city to do some fabric shopping.  Earlier in the week, I registered to take a quilting class … just as I had selected all my fabrics, I got a phone call that the class had been cancelled.  As frustrating as that was, I am thankful that I got the call before I had the fabric cut and paid for.  After I got home, I got to thinking that perhaps I should have gone ahead and purchased the fabrics.  I’m pretty confident that I could probably make this at home without the pattern.  Quilt ClassThat’s just the snail’s trails pattern … and I’m sure I could find a paper piecing pattern online. BUT as it turns out, it’s just as well that I didn’t because this morning I found a paper piecing pattern for the storm at sea quilt, which I have been wanting to make for FOREVER!  Smile   It’s next up on my quilting line-up!

I was so looking forward to the Super Moon, but alas, with the rains, there was no Super Moon viewing here.  Sad smile 

Have a marvelous Monday!


  1. Good morning! Glad you enjoyed your week-end! It really does seem like you get more than your fair share of rain, but maybe that is normal for where you live...anyway, hope your garden makes it. I love the blue quilt...soo pretty, though I am sure the one you have in mind is lovely too. I am STILL researching and getting towards what I am going to do, but I am getting closer and closer to a decision, haha. Enjoy your day!

  2. i was disappointed that i couldn't see the supermoon also. we had heavy cloud cover all night. i even got up around 1 a.m. to peek out the front door, just to see if i could even see the moon, but no such luck. oh well!

  3. We had pretty heavy cloud cover most of the night but I was able to get some shots of the "super moon"...just not very clear. This was the first weekend in a long time we had nothing planned as was wonderful.

  4. We've been getting a lot of rain lately, too. It's taking a bit of a toll on our garden, but we planted so much, we'll still have plenty. Thank goodness our rows are raised up into "beds" so at keast the plants don't drown.

    I'm excited that you have blossoms and an actual tomato in your garden! Yay for fresh veggies :) Our corn should be ready by this coming weekend.

    I think of you every time I go to the beach. I know you love it as much as I do :) There's no place better, in my opinion.

  5. I have fabrics to make a Storm at Sea but I have never started it. The pattern says I need some templates - maybe one of these days I'll just have to make the templates! Maybe you can be my inspiration to begin! ~Jeanne

  6. Sounds like a nice weekend. That's a pretty cool pattern for a quilt.

    We didn't see too much of the super moon either, however I did take some moon pictures on Friday and Sunday nights. However, my pictures just don't do it justice.

  7. I did see the moon last night, thanks to insomnia... I stepped out on the back porch at some wee hour of the morning to see it. It sure was BRIGHT! So bright there were shadows in the yard.
    (I accidentally deleted your comment on my post this morning. Sorry.)

  8. Yay for garden success! I'm so glad you're starting to see some results for all your hard work.

  9. Hi there my friend, Your weekend sounded kind of like ours, but we also had friends for dinner both nights. Loved the blues on that quilt; I know whatever you do will be perfect. I haven't heard of Storm at Sea but it does sound delightful.
    We are having very humid weather but so far no rain.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Hugs, Noreen

  10. Oh, my, you all have had so much rain lately! Glad you enjoy quilting and quilting can go right on in spite of the weather. Good deal!

    I love the quilt and still think I must be missing something by not being a quilter.

    Happy week!

  11. I saw that title tomato peeking out! I hope you get some good veggies in spite of the rain .

  12. You could have made the snails trail without any issues! I have a kit with fabrics for the storm at sea..... I'm with Jeanne and maybe you'll inspire us to start working on them! Yea for blossoms and a tomato.


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