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Monday
Jul242017

Jam Time

It's time to make jam.

 My least favorite part is pitting the cherries.

It's such a pretty red color. 

Three jars of jam and a bit leftover for the cook.  Awesome, because my most favorite part is eating the jam, especially cherry jam.

 

I use the recipe from my favorite book for making preserves, Food in Jars.

Tuesday
Jul182017

Colorations

I've done a little more work on Colorations.

I used gold Kreinek to make the French knots on the little trees.  Next up will be to fill in the spaces by the trees.  I was thinking about blue, but that would be blue next to blue.  I'll have to look at my threads again.

 This was a class by Orna Willis.

Sunday
Jul162017

In the Garden

Here's what's going on in the garden these days. 

 Tomatoes, 

 lots of tomatoes

 And the okra is just getting started.

 Cucumbers hiding under the leaves

The green beans are loaded with blooms

 I suppose I will get tired of all this goodness, but not today.

 Here's David's latest day lily.  It's almost white and I love it.

Tuesday
Jul112017

Annette's Quilt

This is a little quilt that I quilted for Annette's family.  She passed away and this was one of her unfinished projects.  

I outlined the spools and put a loopy flower in the large spaces and loopy flowers around the borders.

 I think she would have liked it.

 

Here's a picture of the back.  Another member is putting the binding on.

 

Annette was one of the founding members of the Stonehouse Quilt Guild and just a generally wonderful person.  I'm glad I was able to quilt this for her family.  

Wednesday
Jul052017

Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11)Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn

From the Goodreads website:  "The latest pulse-pounding thriller by #1 "New York Times" bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn explodes onto the scene with a deadly and charismatic hero fans will cheer for all the way to the last riveting page.Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, have dominated the imagination of readers everywhere. Time and again, Flynn has captured the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.

Now, with Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protegee Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honorably for sixteen years -- first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by none other than Mitch Rapp. He has met violence with extreme violence and has never wavered in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death.

Nash has fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of his personal sacrifice. He has been forced to lie to virtually every single person he cares about, including his wife and children, but he has soldiered on with the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics has saved thousands of lives. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him.

In "Extreme Measures," Flynn introduces a modern-day patriot -- a hero who loves his country, even when it betrays itself. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls.Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, "Extreme Measures" is "the" political thriller of our time."

As usual, I liked this book but I may need a break from Mitch.  Seems like he's the only man that can save the world and he's getting a bit out of control while he's doing it, but in the end he saves the day.   I suppose  that's why it's called Fiction.