We’ve had high temperatures, high humidity, and a heat index around 100 for too many days. It’s hot. It’s dry. It is really dry as you can see from the lack of water flowing over the Cocheco Falls. Geez, there’s grass and weeds growing on it.
I made four Garden Block squares, added a white sashing, and machine quilted it.
I finished it with Susie’s Easy Binding that I learned from Mary at Stitchingrandma.
It looks like a flange, but it is easier, and the entire thing is done on the machine.
I have a 38 year-old plant on my porch that sits in a very large black pot. I’ve lightened it up by making it a skirt with a little white quilted fabric and some velcro and now it blends in better with the other white planters.
We took a day trip to Portland and got some computer help at the Apple Genius Bar and then treated ourselves to lunch at Salvage Barbecue. The food was good for barbecue in New England, but if you’ve had a lot of Kansas City barbecue it wasn’t quite up to those standards.
The heat continues this week so there will be a bumper crop of tomatoes and berries. My freezer is almost full to the brim. I have a MG Propagation Class at the UNH Greenhouse this week so we can get some expert advice on planning for our 2017 Annual Plant Sale. If propagating plants is of interest to you, let me know and I’ll post the cliff notes.
Right now color in the perennial beds is coming from the Black-eyed Susans, Phlox, Knockout roses, Rudbeckia, Coreopsis, and the Butterfly Bushes.
I read James Patterson’s “Bullseye” and enjoyed the ninth book about his character, Michael Bennett. Other than that, I’ll work around the hazy days of mid August and keep smiling because I’m not shoveling anything white. 🙂
What’s going on in your part of the world?