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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

OMG for July

Pike River at Hawthorn Hollow 
It was a beautiful Fourth of July.   I visited the Hawthorn Hollow nature preserve to do some fieldwork for my next newspaper column.   

Back home, instead of writing, I mowed the lawn.

 We spent the afternoon out on the patio reading.  (I am concentrating on the ARCs (advance reader copies) I shipped home from ALA Midwinter in January -- because I've got stacks of new ARCs from ALA Annual!)

Butterfly Weed and Coreopsis at Hawthorn Hollow

 In the studio:  I've finished the strips of 2" squares that I showed in yesterday's post.  Assembling the quilt top is my One Monthly Goal for July.   I'll add this post to the OMG linkup here . 


  1. Neat quilt. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  2. Going to a nature preserve is a great way to spend a holiday. Your garden is beautiful. Your checkerboard squares are coming along nicely.

  3. Looks like you found a great way to spend the holiday. Good luck with your OMG, it's going to be a fun quilt.

  4. Reading and quilting -- does it get any better than that? Do you write reviews for any of the librarian journals? I can only think of Booklist and School Library Journal now.


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