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Loving the Long Days of Summer


We have not had perfect weather, but we have had pretty great weather — a little rain and a lot of sun breaks. The family came over yesterday for a Dad’s day barbecue. Miles and Mia have so much fun playing with Scooter, and he loves the vigorous play that they provide.


When I went down to my office today, I found this created from my magnetic words.


I suspect Mia did this, but I don’t know for sure. I love it.

I spent a lot of time working on the SAQA auction quilt. I haven’t been doing a lot of free motion quilting, and felt a bit inept. At one point I had a huge thread nest on the back of the quilt which I had to rip out. Mr C was helping Jack and Steph put drywall on their kitchen ceiling so there was no one around but the dogs to hear my frustration.

In the end, I am saisfied with the result. I think the fabric makes this piece and I was afraid of mucking it up with stitching. Here it is. I have titled it Mystical Forest.


7 Responses to “Loving the Long Days of Summer”

  1. Gale Dupell says:

    Great piece that inspires deep thoughts and wonderment.

  2. Jeannie says:

    I love the poem Mia left you and Mystical Forest? Well, there is going to be a mad rush to bid on it! It is beautiful and so serene. Enjoy the sunshine!

  3. Dale Anne says:

    And, you did a FABULOUS job on the quilting!!!
    Its a WOW!!!

  4. Connie Rose says:

    I love it, Gerrie!

  5. Jennifer Coyne Qudeen says:

    I love the new piece. I’m also a bit jealous that you’re working in the studio. I still haven’t had time to unpack my supplies for Alice Kettle’s class at SDA. Yep, the twins have kept me that busy.

    In the meantime, I read your blog and dream of when there will be time. Thanks for having the blog.

  6. terry grant says:

    Lovely, lyrical piece!

  7. Kristin L says:

    Can I just write a check to SAQA now and have you send the quilt directly to me?!