It’s been a very busy summer for us this year. We arrived home from Ottawa late last night where we proudly watched my step-daughter, Alanna, perform on Parliament Hill as part of the Ceremonial Guard. (She is the one in the red jacket and black furry hat!!)
Everyday the band congregates at Drill Hall and marches on to Parliament Hill to perform during the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at 10 am sharp!
Alanna plays alto sax and is living proof that music programs in high school really are extremely important! Here she is with her very proud dad.
As we waited for the band to start marching, I noticed that the Drill Hall has some pretty cute quilty details!
Today, we are off to an all day barbecue and pool party for my niece, Olivia, who is going to school in Italy for 6 months. Oh! To be young again. So, I woke up early this morning so I get get some serious prepping time in.
I am thoroughly enjoying working on the first border of Sue Garman’s “Ladies of the Sea”, a quilt I am making for my son Chad. The pattern for this quilt (and a few others!) are available in my website, Simple Bird Studio.
The pieces are a little larger than Friends of Baltimore, so it doesn’t take that long to feel a real sense of accomplishment. As soon as we get back from the barbecue, I will stitch what I have spent the morning prepping!
First, I started with a few bias strips.
Next, I added some leaves and what I believe to be plums…
Next, I added various leaves, flowers, stars and berries.
Not to mention some delightful Lily of the Valley. Dainty!
So far, so good!
Til next time…