A lovely welcome to my summery place❣ A place where all is calm, all is peaceful. A far rural outpost where summer days slowly pass by in a haze of warm, sunshiny pleasantness and I must say, given the goings on in some parts of the world, my little place at the moment, has got a lot going for it. I must say, there is no other place I would rather be at this present time. I mean, hear me out; it's summertime where long lazy, warm days slowly float into the next, the hydrangeas are showing off in hues of purple and blue, it's holiday time, and there is no noise of the madding crowd.....except of course when I turn the news on.
Goodness me, what a week! Covid is raging in some countries with lockdowns happening yet again; Old Man Winter's dastardly tricks are whipping up snow storms causing causing havoc and chaos.....and speaking of chaos.....then there is America!! I am still in a state of disbelief of the alarming images the TV is beaming to me down here. I will be holding my breath over the next ten days; and I know some of my dear friends who are living right smack in the middle of the diabolical, political pandemonium, will be too. You know my thoughts and opinions of one, Donald J. Trump. Let's just say 20th January is nearing and I will have a double celebration, as not only is this the day of the inauguration of a new president in the USofA, but it just happens to be my birthday as well. Yes indeed, I will be kicking up my high heel shoes (not that I own a pair of high heel shoes) and celebrating with great gusto. When I wrote last Sunday wondering what stories we would pen this year, I couldn't for the life of me imagine the bellicose events of week two of this new year eventuating. But enough of dissertation on violence and seditious activities, let us chat about quilts and quilting, shall we??
Last week I said that I would search high and low this week for the perfect border and backing fabric for my Clamshell Party quilt. I thought I didn't have anything which would dance with my happy clamshells, but I was mistaken. When the fog of forgetfulness lifted and disappeared from my muddly brainpan, I remembered there was a perfect fabric tucked away from prying eyes. Don't you love it when that happens?? I know I do. AND.....there was enough for both the border and backing. Absolutely marvellous!
It is a fabric with flowers flourishing haphazardly all over. Tulips, irises, convolvulus, bell flowers, delphiniums......and butterflies fluttering amongst the blossoms. The green background and vibrantly coloured flowers are a match made in heaven with all the little flowery clamshells.
Until the next time........
Linking up this week to Kathy's, Slow Sunday Stitching.