Friday, May 30, 2014

Is It Spring or Summer? (Glenrock, WY)

  APART AT THE SEAMS by Marie Bostwick Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick
I just finished listening to another great story by Marie Bostwick.  We are back to Cobble Court in New Bern, CT visiting with Ivy and a new arrival - Gayla.  While both Ivy and Gayla learn to trust again, the quilt group decides to follow Gayla's example by doing something outside their own comfort zone.  Each one takes on a task they always dreamed of doing but for whatever reason, never checked it off their dream list.
Both Ivy and Gayla get plenty of support and quilt therapy from the Cobble Court Quilters while their lives have been turned upside down by unexpected family news.  I like the way everyone decides to take a sabbatical away from their daily life to try something new and to share it with the others.  For Gayla, it is gardening and quilting...of course.  For Ivy.....well, you'll just have to read the book.  Virginia's challenge is my favorite adventure, but not one I am willing to try!

Spring is here!  Actually, it feels like summer has dropped in with a big hot thump!  It got up to 95 degrees this week.
We went from wearing layers of clothes to t-shirts/shorts and "turn on the air conditioner, the cats are wilting!" weather in one week.  I spent yesterday packing up my winter clothes.  (yes, I'm being very optimistic.)  I had to wash my summer clothes to get rid of the permanent wrinkles and the plastic space-bag smell that they were packed away in since last July.  Yep, I have been wearing sweatshirts for 10 months.  I am so ready for summer!
We have been getting out for some walks on our days off.  I took some photos of a few wild flowers that have sprung up this week.  They certainly add some color to the area.  We are still getting thunderstorm threats in the afternoon, but very little rain as you can see how dry the ground looks.  The Platte river looks a little low, but not too bad.  At least, we are not worrying about it flooding like other parts of Wyoming.
On The Cutting Board
I'm working on three new Happy Campers.  I did another horse design.  I'll probably add tea cups to the window.
I'm doing another puppy in the window on a maroon and tan camper.
And one new design with two birds writing out Happy Camper in teal thread.  I found the bird design on a website for royalty-free tattoos.  I might have overdone the different colors on the birds.  I wanted them to be very colorful.
I love the scalloped edging on the lace.  I'm going to scallop the pink top to match the lace.  I'm not sure what I'll add to this window.  I'll have to give it some thought.
Happy Quilting!


  1. Marie Bostwick can spin a great tale. I have yet to read that one.
    I just packed up the space heater a week ago and today I am thinking about digging out the electric fan.
    The campers are getting ready to set up housekeeping.

  2. Those flowers are beautiful! And I love your quilt designs!


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