Yesterday, Mother Nature gifted us with sunshine and 71°F. That is unseasonably warm even for South Carolina. Regular temps are on their way for the rest of the week including a forecast for frost this Thursday evening.
We took advantage of the beautiful weather by sitting in the sun on the balcony, and in the afternoon several of us went out to Brookgreen Gardens. What’s not to love – beautiful flowers in bloom, baby alligator and turtles sunning themselves, and even a visiting cardinal. It was a great way to spend Sunday afternoon. 🙂
When I’m not enjoying the outdoors, I’ve been sewing on the first of the two baby quilts I brought to work on. The pattern is lattice, the baby is a boy, and his room is gray and white with other accents. I have the two middle rows to attach, add the borders, and then I’m on to quilting and binding. I’ll show it again when I’m finished.
I also promised a photo of the quilt I put together with my Mom’s candlewicking or white embroidery. It is somewhat wonky because I couldn’t quilt her pieces on my sewing machine. I’m still contemplating what I can do to smooth those out. I’m thinking this would be a good project for me to attempt some hand quilting. It’s not perfect, but I try to look at the bottom line that I preserved those panels and their memories.
This morning a group of ladies is off to Stitchin at the Beach to check out vendors and then to grab lunch.
Hope your second week in January is off to a great start!