Grandma’s Hexagons

Stacks

A couple of weeks ago the humans were given less than 12 hours notice about a sudden influx of builders, meaning two rooms full of storage and material needed to be moved, boxed and draped. One box that bubbled up to the surface contained scraps of fabric that had been prepared by my grandmother for future quilts. Among other treasures, it contained notes in her handwriting, and a bag of hexagons…

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Summer Fruit

Summer Fruit

Perdita loves the season of summer fruit…

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Rainy Day Picnic

Rain

The weather didn’t cooperate with Tipsy and Vanilla’s plans for a picnic…

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July and August Provençal Quilt Blocks

Sort

Constance has been helping me with our one-block-a-month quilt blocks…

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Little Boats

 

Fold

Tipsy and Vanilla took a page out of a very old paperback with brittle paper, missing pages and a cracked spine…

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Hat

…and made an Admiral’s Bicorn Hat!

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Boat!

With a few more folds, they made it into a paper boat!

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Paper Boats

Tipsy and Vanilla went down to the beach…

 

 

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Launch

…where they met up with Gráinne…

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Aweigh

…and they all launched their boats into a tide pool!

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Steer

The tide was coming in…

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Wild Blue

…but the paper boats found their way to the open water…

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Yonder

…and the yacht followed…

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Sailboat

…but Gráinne got it back so she can sail it another day!

 

Dog Days

Watering

These are the “dog days”  of summer, called so because the star Sirius (the dog star) is visible in the Eastern sky just as the sun is rising in the morning.  The dog days are renowned for being the hottest of the year, so Perdita is very careful to water all the plants…

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Hearts in the garden

Wall

Vanilla and Tipsy put on new summer dresses to inspect the new garden bed in the back yard…

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Comox Valley Hittys Berry Adventure 3

Full!

The bucket of berries was very full.

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