Summer is definitely here! The temps this week have been hovering in the upper 90s and in the cars over 100. I hope all of you who were complaining about the long cold winter are enjoying it.
We started out the Summer with a bang of expenses. We had to replace the main floor AC and the grill. Glad we got it done before this week's heat hit! The grill arrived Tuesday and we will be using it tomorrow. All the kids are to come over and the grands. It's been a while since they were all here and they will get to meet little Maggie Rose.
In case you haven't met her yet here she is:
This is what she does most of the time - sleep. That is a good thing!
I finally got back to my studio in the past week and added to the Sound Check blocks. Here is the collection so far. The pattern calls for 30 so I'm over halfway there. I've finished 3 more this week that aren't pictured and have the rest at least cut out and started. I think I'm over my crush on solids now and just want these finished and done.
The colors aren't showing up very well in the photos. There is no yellow, that is a lime green. Each block is a color and black or a color and gray. I've got two shades of gray below and there is a third going in the final blocks. I don't think there will be any duplicate blocks. The same color may be used twice but it will be once with black and once with gray. A couple of the blues are really close in value though so they may look alike but they are different when side by side. This is a roll over for the Let's Book It Challenge since it is taking more than one month to complete.
I also found time to get the June yellow Soul Searching block made for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Again it didn't show up well color wise in the photo. These are all mostly bright lemon yellows with just the darker ones leaning towards gold. I need to add another light to my design wall for photography.
I also got a little cutting out done. I've cut out a few recieving blankets that will just need a hem. I might make some bibs from the scraps.
I also got most of the 30s prints cut for this one:
I had wanted to be working along on it and another one with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but have not got around to getting it started. The Soul Searching Quilt only has 9 blocks so I will need something to fill in the Fall months anyway. I'm hoping I can get the batik one going soon too. It looks like this:
The year is half over now so I should get going on what I planned to start in January don't you think? I'm trying to decide if I want to go to the AQS Show in Charlotte or Chattanooga or both. Any of you going? It might be fun to meet up.
For all my USA readers I hope you have a great 4th of July Weekend! I'm planning to do a Lo Country Boil. I haven't tried it before so I hope it turns out will. DH is hinting for some cheesecake too. I think I better get going on the housework and grocery shopping!
I'll be starting the Giveaway for my followers next week. It is coming, just be patient.