New Book

This has got to be one of the most fabulous books I’ve seen. There are gorgeous photos of Lucy Boston’s patchworks to study and marvel at her use of colour and fabric designs. For most of the quilts there’s one large photo and then a detail photo which really shows off her amazing talent.

The story behind each quilt is quite fascinating — when she made it, for whom it was made and excerpts from notes she sent to people when making that patchwork. To think she made some incredibly complex and labour intensive quilts in her 80s is quite astounding. The book i
s worth its weight in gold to me. Along with pictures of the quilts are some of The Manor at Hemingford Grey, the home which Lucy Boston restored in England.

One of her quilts is the Patchwork of the Crosses, the quilt blocks I’ve been working on for a couple of months. So I couldn’t resist showing one of my blocks on the book opened at that page! I am so grateful that Diana Boston, Lucy Boston’s daughter-in-law, had the book reprinted and made it available for purchase again. One can purchase it here and read about The Manor at Hemingford Grey here.

We finally got some real summer heat and humidity. It was incredibly humid Sunday night, almost felt like one needed to grow gills in order to breathe! I am not complaining as I love summer heatwaves. They make up for the miserable cold we get in January and February. I just hope we get a couple of weeks, at least, of this before fall starts.

Lester in his normal spot — on the windowsill on Saturday. Sunday was rather stormy and grey and he was busy playing with kitty toys.

Smudge, on the other hand, figured it was a good day to do what he does best — relax in a classic Smudge pose.