I finally finished a small quilt that was started a very long time ago and quilted by a friend last summer. It's a design by Lynette Anderson, and I learned the hard way that when you print out a pattern it's not always the correct size. That I found out after all the stitching was done, and I started putting it together. So with a bit of pattern modification, the piecing was completed and my friend quilted it for me. I really don't enjoy binding quilts and tend to procrastinate that detail. Well, a certain young lady asked me to embroider something for her birthday, and, bingo! I knew just the thing. It's done early, no less, and I hope she will like it.
The dress for the other little August birthday girl is also finished. I measured her yesterday, and it should fit for a while.
We spent the rest of our weekend sorting through lots of old pictures and our genealogy stuff after a short break for church and dinner out with the kids. When we got back home, we decided to take a short walk before getting back to work. When we left for our walk, one of our newest blooming plants looked like this:
When we got back, it looked like this:
See the empty stalks in the right corner of the photo? Even all the buds were nipped off and a few blossoms were lying on the ground. This morning I also noticed that whatever the critter was, also sampled a few tastes of lily. Wonder who the guilty critter was? 4-legged perhaps? That'll teach me to brag about my crocosmia!