Category Archives: Quilting

Cone flowers as Bait

The wildflower area behind our house is loaded with wildflowers, and the wildflowers are loaded with insects.  I swear, the flowers “sounded” different today.  It sounds like August.  There’s more buzzing, more cicada-like sounds, and much more insect activity.   Ewww.  So I took pictures.

There are lots of purple cone flowers, beautiful by themselves:

But I’m starting to see them as bait for these little guys…a monarch butterfly:

…a red admiral butterfly:

And remember the tiger swallowtail from a week or two ago?

Even the soldier beetles want to get into the action:

Okay, I promise to have something sewing related soon.


Updated Stuff

You would think I could come up with a better post title than that, but I think the heat has gotten to my brain.  So, some updates:

  • If you are in the Prior Lake Quilt Guild and have been looking for the updated info on August’s meeting, it’s finally there!  Click on the pink PLQ button in the right-hand column to get there.
  • New book club book for August:  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See.
  • Pam B and I will be judging a county fair tomorrow — quilts, and pretty much all needlecraft except clothing.  It’s a lot of fun, and we’re praying for cool weather.

I feel like I lost a week because we had some painting done last week, and all I’ve been doing is moving stuff.  Cleaning.  Moving stuff.  Looking for stuff.  Moving stuff back.  Looking for other stuff.  Arghhh!  I sure haven’t been sewing.  Maybe after tomorrow…