Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Dog Days of August, Geometry in Quilting, Lori Holt's "Stitch"

 Enjoying the free buffet are these three Chipping Sparrows. I've begun including small seeds with the sunflower and that has attracted more sparrows this summer.

The three dogs are enjoying their summer days together. The vernal pond is back to nearly its full level and of course, being Labradors, they love the water. They enjoy watching and trying to chase the odd frog but luckily have never caught one. 

This was the indoor/now outdoor Geraniums at their glory. I was so happy with this colourful display.  Geraniums never disappoint!
Here is a block of the Wheel Within A Wheel project showing additional "wheels". Still some adjustments needed here.  I have ten blocks now more or less to this stage and would like to have them all sewn to this stage soon. My main TO DO stitching the rest of this week. I'll be linking with Linda's To Do Tuesday Party.
My July project to practice accuracy was the Kaffe table runner. This month I've been using more of the HST's to continue some colour play with different colours (for me) and geometric arrangements while keeping the HST's points, etc.  I'm not good at this and critical of my efforts even when following someone else's pattern. More about this pattern I'm trying to achieve later. Hopefully, I'll do better with it than I've been so far. 
I ordered this bundle of Lori Holt's fabric line for Riley Blake called Stitch. I really like the turquoise greens and the range of browns too.  I was also intrigued with the motifs mimicking crochet and cross stitching in particular.
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This guy, Petey, is under my feet whether at the computer or the sewing machine. Daughter works from home and he spends his time under her desk so he's just carried on with that I guess. 
Here he is pawing me while his eyes are saying please it's time to play ball, Nana. 

Which I'm off to do now. Hope you all have a great week!

14 comments :

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love your Wheel in a Wheel pattern that looks good and quite scrappy! The dogs look like they are having so much fun

Deb A said...

Who could turn down that look to play ball? Looks they they are enjoying the pond and hanging out together. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Nancy J said...

Pete, those eyes are saying it all, then the gentle paw.Lovely Riley Blake fabrics, all soft and gentle colours. Down here, warmer mornings for the last 2 days ,gentle rain today at 5 a.m. and more flooding in the west coast again.

Jenny said...

I had to look up the word verbal to see what it meant, so now I know. I'm sure those three labs enjoy their time together, and as for Pete, just look at those trusting eyes.

PaintedThread said...

So many projects! They all look great. How can you say no to a face like that?

Brian said...

Such cute birds and happy pups. Love the quilts too!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Who could resist that look and the sweet paw on your knee asking you to come and play? Your geraniums are gorgeous, Jocelyn - you have a special touch with them. Enjoy your sewing projects - that pretty new bundle of fabric will be fun to play with!

Andree said...

The Labs in the pond made my heart sing. As did Petey's beseeching stare at you. Lucy does that to me a couple of times a day. Thank you.

Lin said...

Always lovely to see pictures of unusual - for me - birds and I like how your wheel block is looking. xx

audrey said...

Loving your Wheel within a Wheel block! I'm really crushing on the circle and dresdens lately.:)

Linda said...

You are such a good dog-nana. I need to find out your secret to geraniums. Love them but never been able to grow them! I like Lori's bundle, really cute.
Thank you for joining with us at To Do Tuesday!

piecefulwendy said...

Your projects are all looking great! Petey is such a handsome fella. I'm behind on your posts - they aren't coming to my inbox anymore :-(

Donna said...

I like the new fabrics, very vintage looking.

Pat said...

so sweet that you feed the birds...the squirrels, deer and occasional raccoon ate my bird feed! your wheel in a wheel looks wonderful and have fun with the hst project!