Sunday, August 1, 2010

Love my Porch and a new Quilt to boot!

What a wonderful day! Overcast and cooler and quiet. My company all left this morning and they even cleaned the house(how lucky was I?) I came home from church and sat on the porch watching the hummingbirds and picking the songs for Sacrament for the next three months. It was truly a nice afternoon. Do you have a porch? My house was built in 1875 and has this side porch off the kitchen(actually we use it as our front door, since no one goes to our front door) and it is surrounded by lilac bushes and trees so it is vey private. I love it. It is my favorite place in the whole yard.

Friday night I had to do something new and fun for a change. I had received Cheryl Phillips Banded Agate pattern and so I got busy and did it. Fun pattern. By midnight I had it finished and love it. I think I should find that blog that is doing the Friday Night quilt project because I could qualify. I still have my two unfinished quilts on the machine to do, but I needed a project that I could see results from. Perfect!

I loved it so much I started another one on Saturday(company had gone on a bike ride and river raft trip) I will finish it tommorrow and post a picture then. Nice feeling to get something done. Summer is flying by and I feel very aware that my projects aren't getting finished like I had hoped. Oh well tommorrow is another day!


  1. I didn't realize your home was built in 1875. How wonderful. In reading your post I wanted to come sit next to you, with a little hand stitching in my hand, and visit. Sounds so relaxing and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

  2. your porch looks so inviting. love it. My deck just does not compare. That quilt is incredible,by the way. i have quilted a few octagon shapes and they are a bit challenging.

  3. I can see why you like your porch. Just being surrounded by lilac bushes would be wonderful.
    Oh, that would make a lovely place to spin.
    I love your octagon shapes. I'm not much of a quilter but do greatly admire those who do quilt.

  4. PS.. the quilt looks very hard but i would love to take you class if you teach it. Keep me posted