What to do on a hot day... and the next day- and then a somewhat cooler day!!

It is sultry. It is just plain old HOTTT! VERY humid and I am NOT a fan. I NEED a fan! Actually, thank heaven for Air Conditioning. Tomorrow may be cooler- or so "they" say. I shall hold "them" to it!

Anyway, in the steamy heat, I have been gainfully employed. I have begun the quilting of the Hollyhocks. I have the big full one pretty well done except for the centre and a few embellishments which shall wait till the end. Here it is to date. That is a LOT of sewing. I think I will treat myself, the hollyhock and my machine to a fresh needle and I'll clean the machine and oil it. It has worked hard this afternoon.

Centre not done , partial bloom not done but the main flower is pretty near to finished .

I shall see how much I get done before tomorrow. I MAY post this on TNTN. Maybe I will have the energy to go further tonight. Enjoy a pleasant evening one and all.

And here we are again- with the blooms all stitched . We had RAIN this afternoon- GOOD rain with even a bit of thunder :-) Anyway, here are the two blooms all stitched and quilted. All I need to do now is the stem but I shall leave this and HOPE to walk tonight in the cool? We'll see. I AM going to post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com This IS still a WIP so here it is , so far...

Bloom and a half all stitched. Tomorrow- the stalk and then- the BACKGROUND!

I may not keep that much background but we shall see! Enjoy TNTN!

Here I am back again. You will be sick to death of these hollyhocks but I am taking a little break fro the background quilting now! Exhausting, but I am liking it so far. It is a huge acreage to do and I may not keep it all. I shall, however, DO it all. I DO like the look of the background all nicely flattened down :-)
There we are! Top right hand corner done! I have been all afternoon at that.
OK, once again, check out TNTN! And- ENJOY!

ps.- You DO know that you can click on a photo to enlarge it and then click in the background to go back to the post?


  1. Liking that background! It reminds me of a dress I had in about 1976. Maxi skirt. Very swishy. That's brought back some nice memories.

  2. I find the background interesting too. It's coming along nicely!
    I hope the weather cools for you. It will eventually won't it? It's cooler here but still muggy.

  3. This is so beautiful! I can not wait to see it in its entirety. Hope it cooled off for you.

  4. I'm a little late in commenting on this....it's gorgeous!