June's Show and TellFriday, June 4, 2010
I've been outside working as my weeds are taking over. I spent about 4 hours in the back yard working in the strawberry and lavender beds. At 2:00pm I took a lunch break and just couldn't make myself go back out. It's about 92 here today. Here in Kansas, we have to put sulfur powder all over ourselves to prevent chiggers while doing yard work.....I've never seen a chigger, but I've been a victim of their crimes against humanity. You can literally scrape your skin away scratching after one bites you. The itch is just that bad! Usually they are the worst about 3:00am in the morning. So, no perfume for me....just sulfur. I smell like rotten eggs....but it's worth it.
It's too hot to work outside so I thought I would write to all of you. (Not to worry...I've showered ...no sulfur in the house.) Great day for show and tell. I love seeing your work. Many thanks to all who have sent pictures.
The picture above is from our friend Maria from Italy. Visit her blog to see how she finished this piece. She put it on the cover of a box. Click on her name and scroll down her blog for her May 20th. posting.
"I just posted on my blog today the picture of my interpretation of your freebie "Now I Know My ABC's"... I thought you may like to see it, so I attach the picture to this mail, I stitched it on a 32 ct brown linen with two threads I've dyed myself, I hope you'll like my finish.
The fabric on the back of the pinkeep is the same as the fabric on the table.
Thanks again for the gorgeous freebie." Best regards, Gen
The next pictures are from Peg and Janis. Peg writes, "Just wanted to share with you a few photos of my friend Janis Beagle's Summer House Pincushion. We followed your instructions, with a few design modifications and are very pleased with the finished product. Love the design, fabulous. Also, is the Sweet Heart Pincushion that I made for Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild, for our fund raiser in March. I added antique lace and button that were my Grandmas.
Aren't they sweet?
Nancy LaCaze and her sister Laura Denson live in Arkansas. They each make the same quilt and show the other their progress on web cam. This is their Patriotic Summer Quilt. The panel across the surface of their quilt is from "Summer Holiday" from the book Summer Weekend.
This quilt was based on "Red Sky at Morning" from Higdon Camp- 1924. The stripped fabric is from the line Higdon Camp too. The design is from a hooked rug pattern we did. (Nancy and Laura.....love how you made this into a quilt!)
They used a block from Birds of A Feather to embellish this tote.