I love this picture of my husband's family from about 1953 or so. Mike is the cutie on the left sitting in Dad's lap. He has two older brothers and (now) three younger sisters. This was taken before the two youngest were born. His next older brother, Ron, is in the middle - so cute with his glasses! Sadly, Ron passed away this week. He had been in poor health for some time, so this was not unexpected, but of course, he will be missed.
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
I Like Thursday #296
So all the more reason to cherish friends and family and celebrate the simple, lovely things in life.
I love that some color is beginning to emerge in my flower garden again! We've been doing battle with the grasshoppers this summer. I think they like this hot, dry stuff we've been having, plus they like to eat flowers! Fortunately, the flowers are coming back.
I got out my favorite August tabletopper for the dining room table. And Colorado peaches are in season - so yummy!
Not colorful (yet), but maybe soon - I have a pumpkin! It's about the size of a golf ball, maybe a little bigger. We have it surrounded by a little wire covering, hoping to keep the backyard critters from trying a taste!
I finished a really good book this week! The Island of Missing Trees is part historical fiction, about the island of Cyprus, which I, honestly, knew nothing about, part fantasy (a fig tree is a main character), and part science story (lots of fascinating information about plants, animals, and trees). Really an interesting story!
LeeAnna suggested we include some info in today's post about the summery topic of sunscreen. With Mike's history of melanoma, sunscreen is important to us, and he's a good researcher when it comes to products like that. Interestingly, the Walmart store brand, Equate, came out really high in the ratings so that's what we've been buying.
Sunscreen and my yellow hat, which I've shown in many photos,
are definitely in constant use around here!
And one last thing to share. I finished up the quilting on Crumb Hearts and got the binding sewn on by machine this afternoon. I'm really pleased with how the orange peel quilting design turned out! Because of the different sizes of borders, there are also different sizes of orange peels.
There's some binding stitching to do!
I'm joining in with I Like Thursday, hosted by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.