We have had our share of wild storms this summer. The rain we get seems to be combined with high winds and hail making yard work and gardening a challenge. This week, one of our 80 foot trees took a hit and did a little damage to a few fence sections. Clean up took care of anything else I had planned to get done this week. As always, property damage is a pain, but it could have been so much more worse.
Other parts of the garden are now coming into the late summer bloom time. The wind flattened some plants and grasses, but they will probably recover. This is what is blooming now. The next phase will involve fewer blooms, but the foliage will start to change adding another color profile to the garden.
My September Project of the Month offered by Fons and Porter Love of Quilting is this delightful Kaleidoscope Runner with a bonus scrap project for pillow shams. The runner reminds me of the simple kaleidoscope toy that has charmed children forever…shards of color falling into place. It is a generous runner and a snap to make. Patterns and kits for all 12 months projects are available from Fons and Porter Love of Quilting.