It feels so good to be back! I haven't even noticed until recently that it's almost been a month since my last post. I can't even remember when was the last time I did any sewing. It's been over 90F here for a while and when it was cooler we were away on Cape Cod. I needed the few days of relaxation and mostly the uninterrupted sleep. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast (Inn at the Red Oak in Eastham, MA) for the first time. Our sink had two separate faucets for hot and cold water. It was kind of interesting :) We were on the beach a lot, Fiance fishing and I was reading and walking. I took some really nice shots. It was low tide when I was taking the pictures and saw some really cool stuff that the ocean revealed.
The rocks looked like this:
The house on the beach had an incredible view:
I loved the look of these little "worm"-looking sand pipes:
The beauty of low tide, I adore the rippled effect:
If anyone could tell me what this is... it's texture is like jello:
Since we got back the weather has been crazy hot and my sewing room has no A/C. Despite everything I did finish the corner blocks I want to put on my Dresden baby quilt and did the sashing and the border lengthwise. Still have to do the horizontal ones with the little pinwheels.
Yesterday I finally got over myself and after coming home from a 3-day kayaking/hiking trip I dove into my sewing. As a relaxation I watched the 50 something minute video about the July BOM for Craftsy and decided to make the blocks. I turned my TV on and watched Daylight (never realized Viggo Mortensen played in it) and then Bad Boys. By the end of the first movie I could feel sweat rolling down my shins. Turning the iron on after that didn't help to cool down :)
Guess what month is it? YES! Dresden month! :) I made a regular Dresden plate block with machine blanket stitching, which I haven't done before.
My traditional Dresden plate block:
My modern Dresden wheel block:
That's all for now and I'll be back soon with the finished pink and white quilt top.
'Til we blog again! :)