Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's that time again........

When you have a backyard that looks like this, you have to expect to have summer parties, I guess.

My backyard

Actually, that picture was taken a few years ago, but nothing much has changed except the color of the rolled up solar cover.  (It's gray now.  lol) (And the temp of the water is hotter since we've had sooo many scorching days this year!)  I neglected to take a shot of the connected concrete patio with the table and chairs.  Maybe I should have since it'll be filled with my relatives this Saturday for our annual pool party so NOW you know why I haven't been sewing much.  Planning, planning, planning, you know!!!  And cleaning, cleaning, and picking up here and there and quite honestly, wondering if I should pack away everything on the dining room table............although I doubt if it'll rain and even if it does, I bet they wouldn't come in the first place!  It seems a shame to pack away everything for only a few hours, don't you think????  I mean, EVERYBODY knows I sew anyway so what's the difference?  E-gads, I HATE this indecision stuff!!!

I did make a few bitty blocks though for July and then it occurred to me that I hadn't even showed you the ones I did for June.  The June theme was garden so this is what I made:

My Garden - June

12 flowers and 12 carrots.  Easy, easy!!!  Then, this month, the themes are dogs and trees, so I made these:

BBC - July- Dogs

BBC - Dogs

BBC - July - Trees

BBC - July - Trees

I am getting quite a collection back too.  You should see the stack I have collected!!  Lord knows what I am going to do with them all.  I was thinking they might make a real fun I spy quilt though.  Maybe I should get going and start sewing them all together, huh?  Sounds like a project for next week.  This week, I have to think if I should clean off my dining room table or not!
 

13 comments:

beachiesews said...

Oh, those dogs are just too funny! Reminds my of my daughters dog, Roxi, the jumper-on-people horse they call a dog. As for that dining room table...throw a waterproof tablecloth over the whole mess and don't worry about it! Of course you don't want sticky fingers handling the fabric either! Parties are fun, but can be a pain too! Have fun!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

What a lovely backyard!
And I can't wait to see your collection of itty bitty blocks. How lovely :)

Mary said...

perfect dogs and trees... very cute. Have fun with your party! I would find it hard to think about sewing if I had a pool.

Cindy said...

Brilliant.

Annie said...

An eye spy quilt!!! How cute that would be!

Elaine said...

Cute itty bitty blocks! I'd leave the sewing out unless little ones could reach up and grab something... Might as well let others see your creative process!

Teje said...

Hi Carol! Beautiful and fun! I love the carrots and dogs! Have fun with your friends and party! x Teje

maritza said...

Carol, están preciosos los bloques....seguro que se te ocurrirá una idea bonita para montarlos. Un beso

cindi said...

your imagination and creativity constantly inspire me. have you ever thought of publishing a book of patterns? i see a best seller.

Judy said...

I love the carrots and the flowers!! Too fun!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Your blocks are just so cute...love them all!!!

I'd only clear off the dining room table if there are going to be small children around just to keep them away from sharp objects.

Enjoy your pool party :o)

Linda said...

Oh to have summers when you KNOW it's not going to rain for your party. Here in VERY soggy UK we could not even dream of that! Have a great party.

Karen said...

The little quilts are just darling, Carol! I think that the silly doggy would look adorable appliqued onto a little boy's sun-suit or onto romper pockets. (Of course I am thinking of little kid clothes! LOL)I can't believe that you made so many of them! Love the others, too! You are so talented!