Thank you for all the great book suggestions!
It seems we are hitting the doldrums of summer here, which is actually quite nice. Most of my days seem to be a filled with a little of this....a little of that.... and not much. I think they call it the dog days of summer.
I did finish designing the last two blocks of my Hot Flash quilt. This was a bit of challenge working with all these different prints. (gosh red is hard to photograph!)
and I've been making patches for the nine patch swaps which are due here to me on October 1st.
My Sailor took part in this year's Chicago to Mackinac Island yacht race. He was part of a 8 man/woman crew aboard Slapshot, a 135ft. J109 sailboat. The race is 333 miles. They started on Friday at mid-day and finished on Monday at mid-day. They came in 5th in their class - Congrats to the Crew of Slapshot!!
I picked up this pretty plate at a flea market recently . How could I resist red and white, transfer-ware and my new great state of Connecticut. Love the gilded fluted edge. $8.00
I also picked up this wonderful folk art painting. I love the simplicity of it. The frame is nice and plain. It looks great in the kitchen. $12.00
Hanna and I found these socks shopping in New Port. We laughed so hard. They had others with foul language. I would have bought them all, it was hard to pick.
Tomorrow I'm off to Hershey, PA for the Quilt Odyssey show. If you see me say hello!