The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Imperial Blooms, block 2, The 4th

Progress on block 2 from Imperial Garden.  I did use the shell like beads instead of wool for the inside of the circle, reversed the beads so they had a less "shiny" look to them, more texture on the backside.  Need to finish some embellishment stitches and on to another block.

Have to fit all this in between chores and the heat now.  Actually hot in Montana, 90 today.  And of all things, an oil spill in our beautiful Yellowstone River when it's at flood stage, just outside of Billings.

Not much on celebrating the 4th, it was 2 years ago that I brought Jim home from his own wreck and he would never drive again.  A difficult two years for both of us, coming to terms with his worsening progression, despite trying to put a smile on everything.  Just not always possible.


  1. Hi Nancy, Your Emperial garden looks wonderful. I heard about the oil spill and thought of you.Life can be so hard at times.The hardest part is when stress doesn't
    let up. One thing after another.My heart goes out to you.I know how you feel,Hugs Cheri

  2. I really like the look and color of the shells you used ~ good idea. Perhaps we have to go through the stressful times to truly appreciate the times of peace. I read about the oil spill and was happy to see it wasn't close to you. Hope it cools down for you. If it makes you feel any better, I read that it was 118 in Phoenix!


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