Monday, March 15, 2021

Design Wall Monday--Continuing Projects

 It's Design Wall Monday--see more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

I did spend some time with needle and thread the week past, finishing up the guild charity quilt finally yesterday. 

I was happy with the full arrow shapes amid the rest of the HSTs. The cheerful prints should please someone. I'll pass this on to someone else for the quilting and binding, as I already have two more to do here. 

I also continued working on last year's Laundry Basket Quilts quiltalong blocks.  The next step is eight square-in-square blocks. 

More tan, cream and red for my version--hers was mainly blue and pink.  So much fun to play with the scraps. Four more to go in this step, then another 40 or so til the 100th block is finished.

We had a belated birthday brunch for our youngest daughter, it was a great time in the backyard.  I was able to get fresh eggs from my nephew. 

Such pretty eggs!  They tasted great.

The grandsons were all charming and it was good to spend time again with all our offspring.  Cove (7), decided he wanted to try hot tea with me.  He loved going through all my tea bags and adding honey for sweetener.  So funny and cute!  Erica then spent the whole afternoon with us, as her boyfriend went to play golf at a local course.  We watched a period movie (Emma) and made a peach cobbler "dump" cake.  It was delicious.

Occasionally we do get some rain here in SoCal, and with that, snow was blanketing our local mountain range.  I had a great time taking some pics of the storm clouds at sunset. 


So dramatic and exciting. 

There was even a distant rainbow's end--it lasted for about 15 minutes.  I took many many photos, even a couple of panoramas--so striking was the weather.  My hands were freezing by the time I got back in the car. 

The snow level was down pretty low--these mountains are at least 40 miles away and the highest peak over 6000 ft.  We still need more rain, but are grateful for whatever falls!


Sherrill said...

Good that you finished one (your part anyway) and now on to the next! The colors are really pretty. Sounds like some fun family time and your cloud pix are gorgeous. We're rain needy as well at this point. I prefer sunny days so maybe the rain will come at night (like in Camelot! HA).

Tanya said...

Wow! California never looked like that when I was around! The photos are beautiful!

Kate said...

The greens and blues in the charity quilt work really well. Beautifully done. Happy belated birthday to your youngest daughter. Glad you got some rain. Hope you have more in the future. I wish we could share our rain with you, we've had a pretty complete drenching the last week.