I have always been a "home body"
so sheltering in place has felt like an extended stay-cation for me this year.
I have spent the last month just enjoying my own backyard,
my sewing space,
just Mr Scrapatch and me,
with occasional visits from my boys
and long conversations on the phone with my daughter.
My little home is not fancy but is comfy
and I have all I need.
For the last month plus I have been tuning out all social media
and have been enjoying the quiet.
I am feeling ready to get back to blogging and sharing with my quilty friends.
So here I am to again join in with the ...
I like my hanging baskets, window boxes and gardens this year.
My quilty kitties and I have been sewing Christmas in July
Ms Katniss is a senior kitty now.
When we adopted her 8 years ago in July as a rescue cat,
the vet at the shelter estimated her age to be about 2 and 1/2 years old.
Her back foot is out in this photo
where she had an old injury from her days as a stray.
Now she has quite a bit of arthritis.
Katniss is still a very playful cat.
Above is a video of her entertaining me with a favorite toy
while I sit and read.
Katniss and her little sister kitties ...
and Maestro are ever helpful.
I have also been pulling old books off of my shelves and doing a lot of reading
and have worked my way though all of this old quilt mystery series,
I have them all, mostly from second hand book stores.
One is missing from this photo because I
have been passing them one at a time over the fence to my neighbor
for her to enjoy on her yard swing,
while we social distance in our own backyards.
These are fun reads and the cast of characters are all interesting.
Old books are like old friends.
I am on the last pages of the one she wrote about another set of characters
and included an older Benni Harper as a background character.
When I read these books I always have to make
to munch as I read.
I made a vegan version of them with almond milk and coconut oil
so I could pass some of the cookies over the fence, too.
Whether inside looking out at the flowers
or outside enjoying the yard,
life has been good to me
during this long hot summer.
May all be well with you and yours.
Enjoy your summer days and summer nights.