Friday, July 28, 2017

It's My Own Fault

Today's headache I mean. No sooner did I recover from the last one (brought on by another hour in the vet clinic with Luna. She's finally beginning to act more like her old self, thank goodness.) than I braved the sale at my local quilt shop in order to get some more appropriate fabric for backgrounds for my embroidery project.


Of course I couldn't resist a couple of other pieces, just because. ;- ) Turns out I already have some of the light orange batik, fourth down from the top. Guess I really like that print and color!

It's been deliciously cool in the mornings this week. I ventured out one day to find the first bloom on one of my new David Austin rose bushes.


This is the Queen of Sweden. Judging from the spots on the leaves some bug is also enjoying my new plant.


Here it is the next day, before I brought it into the house. There's at least one other bud on this bush. I found two buds on the Charlotte rose bush. They will bloom yellow. Looking forward to that!

I've been pondering which caravan to embroider next, and what theme to give it. That's partly why I went out for fabric. I thought a broader choice of backgrounds might help move things along. Most of what's in my stash is too busy or too loud to stay in the background. In the meantime I sewed up some more blue scraps for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Managed to get in a few other scrappy blocks as well.


So in spite of the headaches and recovery periods this week I've been relatively productive. You couldn't tell by the number of blue scraps and remnants laying around. I'll link up with the other Rainbow bloggers on Saturday. We should be getting a new color prompt soon now that I think about it!

11 comments:

Nancy J said...

Who could resist a few more goodies? Wish we had sales like that down here. And a beautiful rose bloom.

Kate Chiconi said...

Rough having to pay for your stash-boosting with another headache; it doesn't seem very fair... But I suppose the headache will pass and you'll still have all those goodies. Your roses are lush, one benefit of living in a cool, damp climate. Any poor rose that pokes its head out here is either extremely tough or gets scorched pronto. I hope you'll be feeling better very soon :-)

tialys said...

The things we do in our quest for fabric!
Feel better soon x

The Joyful Quilter said...

You've made some nice BLUE blocks for the RSC. Here's hoping those headaches don't come back!!

Edith said...

Lovely new fabrics to work with and so many nice blocks to show.

make.share.give said...

Busy week with a lot to show for it :)

gayle said...

Who could resist an orange batik? Srsly.
Looks like you got a lot done, despite the headaches. Must be the pretty roses!

katie z. said...

I'm so sorry your trips out have caused such suffering. Hopefully you have a better week!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love your roses! There is nothing like flowers growing in your garden to lift your spirits! I hope this week is better for the headaches. You have a pretty pile of fabric there!

Nell's Quilts said...

Isn't that the way? You go in for one thing and walk out with so many goodies. Love the light orange batik. The weather I'm sure doesn't help the headaches. We've had all kinds of storm systems moving through up until today and the pressure changes wreck havoc.

desertskyquilts said...

I don't judge productivity by the scraps left - I'd always feel unproductive! LOL Looks to me like you did just fine.