Then, inspiration struck, after reading a recent post from Barbara at Cat Patches blog, where she had colored in the background of an embroidered quilt block she is currently stitching. With nothing to lose, and hoping to be inspired to complete this little project at last, I dug out the big box of crayons we keep around for grandchildren's visits, and began coloring a couple of the completed blocks.
I liked this next red and white dress just the way it turned out and did not add any color to it.
This is the block currently in progress. There are four blocks remaining to be embroidered after this one is completed.
I think these will be my take-along handwork project while we're traveling. Once the embroidered blocks are finished, it will be quick work to piece the sashings and borders from the remnants in the
scrap bins. There's also a piece of vintage paper doll fabric found at a yard sale a couple years ago that I think will make a perfect backing. The entire quilt finishes at about 24 x 30 inches, just about perfect for a granddaughter to wrap up her dollies and teddy bears.
A couple days ago we harvested the first of the pie pumpkins. The trees are beginning to show a bit of color along the creek bank behind the house. The sunflower heads are heavy and drooping. Though it is hot this week, first frost in these parts can be expected any time after about September 12. And now my favorite season of the year begins!
Speaking of favorites, here's a new favorite from our garden. Lemon Boy. Beautiful color, delectable almost citrusy flavor. This one weighed in at a hefty 1-1/4 pounds! We polished it off at supper last night (that's a luncheon size plate in the photo).
Here's to a fun-filled, safe holiday weekend!