Lots of things have been growing in the heat of summer.

Whispers of Rest  When the weather is pleasant, I like to sit outside and read. Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray has been my 40 day companion for rest and personal growth. I enjoyed it so much, I’m starting over in August!

St Michael's  It has been many years since we took a trip to St Michael’s and the maritime museum. It was a hot day, but we did enjoy the indoor and outdoor museum features and a lovely river cruise.

Most days are home days this summer and while we will be settling into green, the flower gardens have been lovely – take a look!

Garden collage 1

Garden Collage 2

I’ve been working on some quilt projects this summer. Piecing a small project, sewing blocks together that I cut back before the broken foot, and sorting through the dwindling stash of old.

quilt plans  The last piece is part of a comforter cover I made long ago. It was seriously damaged when we had the fire, but I saved what I could. I just loved the colors. I’m trimming it down and backing it with the bird fabric for a kind of “cozy”.

jar of flowers

I haven’t forgotten Calla’s story. Coming soon…


4 thoughts on “Growth

  1. Cathy

    It’s been 36 years since we’ve been to St. Michael’s! Your flowers are beautiful. When did you have a fire?! Was it in this house?

    1. Elaine Post author

      It was 25 years this past spring. I wrote about it briefly April 21, 2012. That story ended with the For Sale sign across the street. New owners have painted the farm buildings and planted lots of colorful flowers and vegetable gardens.

  2. Brooke

    A very restful post… a peaceful summer. Love your flower photos! And I see we’re on a similar wavelength with quilts. :)

    1. Elaine Post author

      I’ve been thinking about the blessing that quilts have been in my life – an unexpected, but wonderful creative outlet. Thanks for visiting again, Brooke.

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