Sunday, August 5, 2012

July flowers and butterflies....

We are enduring another summer of triple digit heat here in northeastern Oklahoma. I was hoping that last summer's heat wave was only a novelty, but it seems we aren't going to escape another dry hot summer. I did manage to pick a few bouquets of zinnias, tiger lilies and wild flowers earlier in July before the thermometer began hitting a 100°+ each day. Right now, we are using the sand point well to keep some of the garden going and the grass a reasonable shade of green. 
When we lived in Indianapolis, I had a devil of a time trying to grow hard could that be you are probably thinking.....well, when you live in a neighborhood with an overly healthy population of chipmunks, sunflowers seeds were most likely eaten before they even hit the ground. Am thrilled some of the sunflower seeds I planted here in Oklahoma actually had a chance to grow and bloom.....not sure of this variety, but it was a lovely, short plant with several blooms. 
Here's the collaborative butterfly and moth wall quilt I have been working on since 2010. Check out earlier posts to see some of the process. Happy to report it's finished!
And here's my quilt (on the right) along with my bff Vicki's quilt. We have entered them in the Norman Area Quilters Guild Quilt Show for this August 17-18th. Looking forward to seeing them hanging side-by-side for the first time! The hubby is looking forward to my quilt coming home.....he says there is a bare spot on the wall in our bedroom, guess he got use to it hanging there!

I've been away from the blogging world for a while, so I appreciate your checking in every once in a while!

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Karen L R said...

Though not nearly as brutal as your summer, it's been unusually warm and dry in New England, too. I fear that this is a preview of coming attractions. :-(

The two quilts look fabulous side by side! The colors are subtle and beautiful. Well done!

It's nice to see you back here. xo

Jennifer said...

Oh - I love your butterfly quilts, aren't they gorgeous! We've been hearing here about your extreme weather, I hope you get some relief soon.

l.wilks11 said...

Hi lovely to see you blogging again. Please please could you send some of that sun over here to England as we are having a very wet summer and we are all praying for rain. Love the photos and butter fly quilt. I am half way to finishing mine, maybe next year. Hope you and your family are keeping well. Linda .......xx

l.wilks11 said...

sorry we are praying for sun not rain. I think the wet is getting to me....xx