It had rained a day or two before and this is a leaf that ended up on the towpath itself. In color this leaf appears blended into the dirt and it is hard to tell that this is an actual leaf. Only after converting it to black and white can you tell that it is a real leaf there.
A sign of the season is a lovely pumpkin spice latte from Beans in the Belfry after a nice hike along the C&O Towpath with some knitting on the side.
Frothy yummy and warm
My handspun knit up in a super soft Barley hat for a friend’s son. The yarn is two different shades of Miss Babs. Best part tons of yardage left to knit myself one too!
Yes, yet another one. Actually it has been finished but I keep forgetting to post it. I am either basting hexis, working on finishing both knitted or quilted UFOs or making jams it seems this summer. I need to get some of them photographed since I am playing with different flavors this summer.
The weather has meant that some of the stone fruits I normally miss are just coming in and I am able to get my hands on them. Apricots and plums are my new favorites.
But the new finished quilt is not really a mini but more of a large doll quilt. It only measures 32 inches by 27 inches but it is so cute. The fabrics are a War Between the States reproduction if I remember right. And I actually bought two of the kits but only one is completely finished so far.
These unusual pickles are an old fashioned treat. Trying to find a watermelon with a thick rind requires knowing a farmer anymore but luckily I do know a few. Two slightly under ripe watermelons and a lot of time cutting, cleaning and peeling will turn out hopefully several pints of tender sweet watermelon rind pickles. And they are all for a special gift for a friend
I was cleaning up the sewing table to be ready to machine quilt a quilt tomorrow and found this little embroidery piece I need to hang up. He is a cutie!
Cleaning up the studio aka the fabric/fiber/yarn room has meant finding some surprises like quilts only needing a few hours of work to finish them off. This one was partially quilted but it now is ovr in the finished pile. I call it the poison berry quilt since well I am allergic to them. This is a simple utility quilt that salvaged blocks from a tote bag. Not sure where this one will end up finding a home at yet but come the cold days of winter it will be loved
No fireworks here until tomorrow but I did discover my favorite orchard has sweet cherries for sale. Something sweet for rewarding myself after finishing machine quilting a quilt found during my studio clean up.