Friday, May 1, 2009

It has been raining for a week and isn't supposed to end until Tuesday! The good side of it is that I am getting stuff done inside. I FINALLY hooked up my DVD player and a VCR I bought at a garage sale. I have cd's AND tapes so I need both. Also, I have been working on my English paper piecing and I finished it today but while I was ironing it I heard a little "crinkle" sound and realized I had left the paper in the middle of the flower! DUH!!!! I took out all the rest but accidentely left that one in and there it will stay! Cuz I am NOT taking it all apart to take it out! Ha! Ha!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Here are 2 of my FAVORITE gardening books. The author is funny, knowledgeable and right on target with being a frugal gardener. This is all about flowers and cottage gardening. I got these used and have read and re-read them. The most enjoyable reading of a gardening book I have ever experienced....reads like a good novel and she is HYSTERICAL!
Above is Russian Sage or Blue Salvia....these are all perennials ie; plant once and enjoy for years! I don't guarantee plant names...I'm no expert! Exactly WHY I need to have a garden journal so I write them down when I plant instead of scratching my head later!

Tickseed Coreopsis? But then deer like them so why are they still here? Makes me wonder if they are Coreopsis after all.....maybe the deer around here are color blind?

Bearded Iris......if I finally get the names straight then I'll have to learn the Latin names in case I ever rub elbows with REAL gardener type people.

This is Columbine.....pale yellow blossoms on this one...SO SWEET and once again, yellow, my FAVORITE color especially the clothing I cannot wear bright yellow but the pale, oh yeah!

These are my chives that NEVER DIE....could be because they are near my dryer vent? I can use them all year round. They are blooming now which means my plant is getting BIGGER AND BIGGER! Herbs have some beautiful flowers too that no one ever mentions. So, just remember, if you plant an herb garden you will benefit in more ways then one! You'll get the herb garden and a flower garden to boot!

I ran out in-between rain to take these pictures. It has rained and rained and rained....there's flood watches all over the place. I want to start a garden journal so I will remember from year to year when the different plants bloom so I can fill my different flower beds with plants that bloom at different times so where ever I look there will always be something blooming. High hopes huh?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Whew....tired from all that quilting yesterday

Well, we're starting to put our quilt blocks together in class. Mine isn't "together" yet but here's a picture of the one that we are making. This is the quilt that the teacher's made.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Behind the eightball......

Quilt class is tomorrow and we're supposed to have ALL our blocks done. I've been working all day and only have one done with 2 more to go....woe is me!

Here's the one I finished...Blazing Star which was paper pieced....that is time consuming...whew! I better get back at it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Okay, I got my house block done....don't look too close....why is it when I do a 1/4 inch seam all around things STILL don't match up? Obviously quilting is NOT an exact science! Off to do paper piecing! I'm loving it!