Hurricane Bill turned out to be rain, high winds and a bit of flooding...which is nothing hardy Maritimers cannot handle. We are grateful it passed by so quickly. Calm has returned today, although it is still raining. This is the field where some of the bees are kept; we were happy the hives were not damaged.
The summer is moving even more quickly than Bill; really hard to believe we are in the last week of August. School begins here before Labour Day this year: September 3rd. The samples which I have been stitching for the Diamonds workshop are piling up so today I am switching gears from piecing and will begin quilting a few of them. As the red and green sample uses a lot of holly prints, I am going to quilt it using holly motifs. Even though holly does not grow on a vine, a little artistic licence is acceptable in such situations. A flexible ruler is a great help in drawing curved lines; this vine will snake in and around the side diamonds with holly leaves added here and there.