Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Wrap Up

It's the end of summer 2012. Time to put away the white pants and shoes, dig out the woolens (except for us allergic types), and buckle down to studies (or work for us contracted souls). I took Friday all for myself and wandered across town for the monthly meeting of the East Cobb Quilter's Guild.
Georgia 400 bridge over the Chattahoochee River.
 After the meeting I took a wrong turn, and, me being me, decided to follow where ever the lane took me. This being Atlanta, how lost could I get? You eventually run into a major highway, and sometimes you even find yourself under a major highway.
 I stopped at the park near the water to stretch my legs and let my little owls enjoy the dappled light and rush of the water. I didn't go for a walk though; there were too many men sitting in their cars. It was a little creepy.
(Insert floral photos here to lighten the mood.)
 The seeds I thought I started too late are providing me with new blooms daily. Above are the moonflowers.  I love them.
 The cosmos are putting out lots of hearty color.
And when I parted the zinnias and cosmos I found my first morning glory blossom!
(and now resume chatter about Friday)
 Speaking of flowers (nice transition tee hee), I saw this beautiful lilac cardigan in the JJill catalog and I knew I'd seen a similar flower, so I looked at my stash of Brannock & Patek Lilac Hill line, and there it was! I just had to have the sweater, so, also on Friday, I found myself near The Forum in Duluth and popped into the JJill shop. Sorry. I have to say it was not so pretty in person. The Brannock & Patek fabric is way more beautiful! (I liked the buttons on the sweater, just not $100 worth of like.)
 (I have to have a cat picture in my post.) Mr. Joe (Joseph James Vanzetti a.k.a Joey or JJ) keeps working on getting out of the house. He has found a quiet (no yapping Maltese) place under the shrubs in the front yard. I don't let him stay out though; he has to come in when I do.
(And I have to do SOMETHING with fabric!)
My darling new daughter-in-law asked me to teach her how to crochet, since she needs something to do while she and Adam are running around. I found a regular crochet hook and some yarn for her and did my best to show her how after I'd reviewed a YouTube video. (I am not a crochet-person even though I've made a couple of rugs using the technique; I only know the basics.)

9 comments:

O'Quilts said...

Your shoes...so wonderful..so much character!! I love them.

WoolenSails said...

I tried to crochet a rug and got lost, so I will stick to locker hooking. I need something more solid for the front entry and using excess fabric is a great way to make a rug and clean up some stash;)

Debbie

Muddling Through said...

What a delightful post - full of all sorts of pretty and interesting things. I used to crochet quite a bit, but I've sort of fallen out of it. Your rug is looking good!

A Quilter Awakens said...

I love locker hooking too!

A Quilter Awakens said...

http://aquilterawakens.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-locker-hooked-rug.html

A Quilter Awakens said...

It was hard for me to remember how to start again. Thanks for stopping by!

marlu said...
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marlu said...

I am not familiar with locker hooking - it's very pretty. I have crocheted some heart shaped rugs for our sons' families. I don't think they will ever wear out.

Missouri Gal said...

Pretty flowers! What's up with the guys in the cars? Creepy! Love the shoes, JJ and the rug.