This summer my garden has a beautiful volunteer hollyhock. I tried for years to grow these, and they were always puny and bug-eaten, so I gave up and chopped them all down and planted tomatoes there. Apparently they reseeded and grew where they wanted to grow, because they are about 10 feet from where I planted them and doing great.
I haven't blogged in awhile - I've been too busy doing things to write about them, I guess! A few weeks ago, I got to attend the Grand Old Flag event at Country Sampler. It was a lot of fun, as usual. I really enjoyed sewing with the same table full of eager stitchers I met last year at this event. We started a number of projects, but I didn't finish anything there at camp except for this pincushion.
I enjoyed all the teachers again, and we even had time to go antique shopping and shoe shopping, so it was a great week altogether!
Yesterday was a fun day - Donna and I made our annual quilt shopping trek. We managed to hit Primitive Gatherings, Piece by Piece, Going to Pieces and Keep Me In Stitches, as well as a gardening store, the bread store (for a peace offering to distract our husbands while we brought in our purchases LOL), and a place for lunch. We know how to power shop, but it's probably a good thing we only do it once a year. I ended up with a whole bunch of new projects, as did Donna. We'll see how many of them we have done when we do this again next year! You might want to follow her blog - she has some pretty neat stuff lined up to make, and I can't wait to see some of it finished.
It was a very fun day, and I'm ready to tackle some of my projects. The weather has been too nice to get a lot of stitching time - I usually do that when it gets too hot outside and I want to stay in with the air conditioning. This summer, there has been a lot of time outside instead, but I'm not complaining about that! I've been working on my Summer Block of the Week - I'll show progress on that next time. We got to see the finished SBOW yesterday at Primitive Gatherings, so I'm newly inspired to get to work on it - it was beautiful finished!