Welcoming June 2019 Y’all!

These beautiful flowers were given to us as a parting gift from a visiting neighbor when she left to return to Florida ๐Ÿ™‚

We have windows open for the first time since early in May and it is soooo invigorating to feel the fresh air moving through the house AND the birds singing their late spring songs ๐Ÿ˜€
Another neighbor is brave about snakes that live in this region and braved the garden to harvest our returning strawberries and then was kind enough to share a bit of his bounty… so I have been enjoying early morning strawberries with a bit of whipped cream on them too… no sugar needed they are naturally sweet!
You can see roses from the never ending giving bush of roses outside our bedroom window my honey harvested for me when he trimmed off the dead blooms to get fresh ones a place to sprout out… and I finished and washed and we are actively using the table runner as a table runner and a place mat built for 2!!!ย  We love it ๐Ÿ˜€
My favorite Bonnie-ism lately…
Remember this on the tough days friends ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Life is short… savor every moment and the best is yet to come >>> STAY EXCITED!!!
I made this collage this Friday ๐Ÿ™‚
I have this completed now…
And have just this little bit to go before I am ready to add the label and the binding to this quilt …
Linking this most awesome progress to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<ย  Kathy celebrates 7 years of linky party happiness this month ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Congrats to her!
Also linking to Wendy’s Peacock Party HERE <<< She has a chocked full post and a great tutorial shown on the following day's post too… talking about on point layout and design!
I will not show Elliana’s quilt again until it has been gifted for several reasons so just enjoy these photos and be ready for a fun reveal in a couple weeks!
I mentioned labeling her quilt…ย  HERE are some fun label ideas too!ย 
I will be using THIS pen…

ย And making a label like this…

the pen I am using writes heavier and stays better wash after wash and dry after dry than the pen used in the photo above… I am very pleased with it… you may can find it local but you can also find it via Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚
I will border with a bit of ribbon for a bit of whimsy across that diagonal top edge to avoid showing stitches… although with the ladder stitch it doesn’t show but this will be more durable I think too!
Next up I will be making a bag for my daughter…

ย And a PAIR of these pillow shams I am designing this week …

once the quilt is in the binding / labeling / completing for gifting process ๐Ÿ˜€
The pillow shams will coordinate with this quilt I hand quilted for my daughter’s high school graduation a few years ago… but she left high school to experience life.
So I finished Star Light ~ Star Bright quilt before we left Florida.ย  I washed it and have used it on the guest bed as a “carrot” for her … she would get it when she completed her high school education or got her GED.
Well folks!!!!ย  SHE GOT HER GED >>>>> FRIDAY!!!!! YAY !!!!
She doesn’t want it mailed… she is coming for a visit soon… so she will get it then… I am giddy for her to receive it and the pillow shams are for all her hard work and perseverance in the “growing up” department… she is really getting the hand of adulting now ๐Ÿ˜€ lol!
Inspiration for the pillow sham design came for the left antique quilt … and the right similar basket design as well since it has a video to show how to put it together on point… however none are the size I need them to be… so I will use graph paper and Math Skills and make my own design for her and her boyfriend (who loves my handmade things)… we also have pillows for the pillow shams so they will be set!!!
Molly likes to lay on her “house” which is a crate where she stays when we leave and at night when we all sleep… we cover it with that quilt I made many moons ago with learning piecing skills and stitching skills… and as of late she has learned this is a comfy spot to chill and watch me quilt!

ย She loves it and doesn’t hurt it so all is good ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Isn’t she cute up there watching me quilt !

So for now I will let you go check out the links I left you in this post… but please take a moment to appreciate your life… it is worth your time !


6 thoughts on “Welcoming June 2019 Y’all!

  1. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    glad to hear your daughter will finally be getting her quilt and has gotten her GED – is she the mother of the new baby or does that baby belong to one of your sons?Neither of you were able to pick your strawberries this year? if you are concerned of snakes before you start picking make plenty of noise talking and what not – play music whatever and they should go away they do not want to be around you either.


  2. Kim

    Oh my, your daughter's quilt is lovely. Such a glorious design. How nice to have your windows open to enjoy the fresh air and birdsong. Yum….home grown strawberries…lucky you. I wait with delight to see Elliana's quilt when all is finished.


  3. Little Penpen

    Canโ€™t wait to see the baby quilt in all its glory!! Happy for your daughter and now she gets her quilt!! I was in Asheville last week, picking up grandkids at the halfway point. It was beautiful!!



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