Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up


Ok, ok,  I know it’s Thursday … a little late for a weekend wrap-up.  After all, in just a few days, it’ll be time for another wrap-up.  But I posted our trip update on Tuesday and Hodgepodge on Wednesday … so that left Thursday for the weekend wrap-up.  Winking smile


Our weekend started with our return from our trip to Florida.  It felt so good to be back home … even if that meant endless loads of laundry.  ha! 


Our Saturday was busy.  In the morning, DH and I went over to DD’s to check on her kitties and mow their grass.  T#1 gave me explicit instructions to send him a picture of his kitty so he’d know that she was ok … how could I refuse that heartfelt request?  It took a little doing as his kitty is a little skittish and would scurry off if I got too close. 

photo (30)Mission accomplished!


My original plans were to spend the afternoon in the sewing room, but DH suggested we get over to the garden before the rains came in.


Alas, our garden didn’t fare too well during our absence. The teepees for our pole beans all fell over during the storms. Only half of our beans and zucchini came up, and none of our corn came up. We replanted corn and zucchini and put in our tomato plants. We plan to go back once the rains move out and replant our green beans.

photo (29)Our zucchini

photo (31)Our tomatoes (1 early girl, 2 yellow tomatoes, and 2 big boys)

photo (32)Our green beans


I was able to spend a good chunk of Sunday in the sewing room, and by Monday I had finished the quilt top … or so I thought.

photo (27)(that corner doesn’t look square … but trust me, it really is Winking smile … and for some reason the colors in this photo are a little more intense than they are in real life … the colors in the other two pictures are more accurate)

photo (28)

As I was piecing the outer border, I noticed a “boo boo” in two of the corner blocks … see the green in the corner block right next to the green in the border (below)?  My first inclination was that I would just live with it, but after I was done and spending some time really looking at the quilt, I decided that I just wasn’t happy with that … and ripped out the corner blocks.  I’ll sew up four more corner blocks with colors that won’t “conflict” with the adjoining border … then prepare my quilt sandwich and get started on the hand quilting.  Red heart photo (26)


It was a productive weekend … pretty close to perfect in my little world.  Winking smile


  1. Beautiful quilt! Bummer on the garden... i have a rabbit or two that keeps getting into mine despite the fence.

  2. I LOVE the quilt! You sound like me. I rip out and re-do things I know NO ONE else would have EVER noticed! haha. Your granddaughter is going to be thrilled! Enjoy your day..

  3. I love yellow tomatoes. I've considered planting some this year, but I get some many given to me each year, it's wasteful for me to plant them. I could never eat them all. No one else here will eat them.

    As usual, I love your quilt. You do such pretty work.

  4. Hi, Kathy! Hope you had a wonderful time in Florida! I've been out of the loop for awhile, so forgive me for losing touch. I love your quilt and all those pretty pastel colors! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

  5. There is always so much to do when you return from a vacation.

    It will be a late start for your garden this year.

    Your quilt looks beautiful. Lovely colors.

  6. It is challenging to travel and keep a garden going. We're away so much in the summer I mostly do lots of pots. That way I can move them so they're hit by the sprinkler when we're out of town.

    I just did my weekend wrap up today too : )

  7. The quilt looks pretty and I just love the border!
    Hubby hasn't gotten our garden planted yet, The weather has either been too cold or now too wet. Put that together with us being gone, and it just hasn't gotten done. Hopefully this weekend.

  8. Happy Thursday Kathy, Love seeing your quilt-reminds me of Rainbow Sherbert. I know your granddaughter will love it. Hope you have a wonderful afternoon and evening.
    Hugs, Noreen

  9. I really like your quilt. I also like the update on your garden. It looks really nice.
    I think you are hitting the ground running very well after your trip. :)
    Have a nice weekend.

  10. I love that quilt, Kathy, and am guilty of being my own worst critic too; just like you. I know you'll be happy with your re-do, that's what is important... to be pleased with our end results. Sorry about your garden, hope the rest of the summer plantings fare better. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. It's so good to hear that your world is happy and well my friend! Love your little pastel quilt - so sweet and gentle! And hand quilting it - woohoo - you go girl!!! I will enjoy watching the progress :*)

  12. Sorry about your garden! But I know you had a good vacation!

    Kitty is cute and I'll bet that pic relieved a little mind.

    I would have never noticed the mistake in the quilt .....beautiful!

  13. Quilt is are so productive! Sorry about the garden, but it happens! Glad you enjoyed your trip so much.We are looking forward to the last week in June when we go to the beach with all our family...can't wait!!

  14. Sorry about your garden, those silly storms can be so destructive to our hard work.

    Love the pretty quilt and like April, I'm so impressed by your talent.

    Happy new week!

  15. I'm finally getting a chance to visit and catch up with what's been going on with you since your trip!

    Hope the second round of planting in the garden works well four you :)

    Pretty quilt!

  16. Glad that kitty was okay. Sorry about your garden but it looks like it's up and running again. The quilt is beautiful. Sorry about the corner :(


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