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Getting Back To Normal.

Posted on | June 6, 2024 | 6 Comments

We are back at home and trying hard to adjust to our own time zone. The cold is also a huge shock!

We have spent the last month in South Carolina where the temps have been in the 80s and 90s (F). Back home and we are lucky to get to 55F (13C). Takes a bit of adjusting.

The reason we were in SC, apart from enjoying our family, was to attend our granddaughter’s high school graduation. For the last 3 years she has been in a residential school in Greenville, attending the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities. SCGSAH. She has been playing the double bass.

After the Summer break our granddaughter will be heading to university to study Music Therapy.

Before leaving I had completed a quilt that just needed the binding finished.

I had a lot of trouble with the colours for this one. The close up pics are more true to the colours. It is a quilt that had been started many years ago. The blocks, log cabin style, were completed and then for some reason I put it away.And, to be honest, I forgot it was there. When I rediscovered it , I realised how little needed to be done to complete it. I already have a friend who wants it and can’t understand how I forgot it. Neither can I!

Much better representation of the colours. I even considered using it as a tablecloth.

The quilting is mostly straight lines and some meandering.

The backing is a lovely green and the binding is a green with a cream spot.

The fabrics come from an older range by April Cornell for Moda.

When we arrived home we had a lovely surprise. The citrus trees had been enjoying the weather and a lot of the fruit has ripened. A beautiful sight. Oranges, mandarins and lemons.

Plenty of Vitamin C for the next few months.

Okay, now it is time for me to start catching up on your posts and seeing what has been happening.

Cheers, Karen

6 Responses to Getting Back To Normal.

  • So wonderful you could be there for your granddaughter’s graduation!!!! The photos are not showing up for me, just question marks. It sounds lovely to have your own fruit trees!!

  • Lou Heron says:

    Lovely finished quilt.

  • Fiona says:

    Congrats to your Granddaughter and so great you could go over and be part of the celebrations…. love the quilt you made – its funny how we sometimes leave projects that don’t need a lot more done to them to finish….. great to have all that fruit…
    Hugz

  • Susan M Snooks says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time away and also lovely to come home to the thriving citrus. My husband is pretty chuffed that his dwarf lemon is producing small lemons this year. The quilt finish is gorgeous too. I hope you are getting a bit of sunshine today, to help warm the bones and dry the washing!

  • Oh, I cannot believe you were so close! It is only an hour’s drive to Greenville SC, wish we could have met! Lovely quilt, and how great to have all that fresh fruit.

  • What a great post! I love the quilt. I know your friend will enjoy it. And what a bonanza of citrus! I miss our lemon tree. I may have to think about planting another. It is blistering hot here – upper nineties. And today, on a day when for sure according to forecasters there would be no rain – a deluge! Glad you had a good trip!

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