Monday, June 14, 2010

Not much quilting done.....

......as I have been busy in my garden. Have to keep weeding, don't want them to get the best of me. The maple tree bonsai I started from a seed five years ago, it is now about 18 inches high. Now I don't really know much about bonsai, however, I am surprised that it looks as good as it does, even if I do say so myself. Just wish I could get the leaves to come in a bit smaller. The secret is getting enough nerve to dig it up and cut off some of the roots and re-pot it. The honeysuckle and roses have a lovely fragrance, I can really smell it today, as the air is quite heavy and sultry. Enjoy the flowers currently in bloom in my world.
Dd2, granddaughter5 and I went to Shedden on Sat. for their Rosy Rhubarb, village wide yard sale. Dd2 saw a number of items she would like to take home but the $$ were out of her price range. A beautiful antique buffet $1800.00 !!! Gd5 was looking longingly at some Barbie dolls and accessories, so Grandma could not resist spending $3.00 for the huge tub full of stuff.
On Sunday, OH and I went to the Rosy Rhubarb car show, even though it looked like rain. Thankfully not a drop fell on us, OH would not like anything to spoil the shine on his "baby".
I am thinking about starting some hand piecing for the Summer months, something that I can do sitting outside, as I hate being in during the nice weather. Been looking at English Paper Piecing and making Grandmothers Flower Garden pattern.

Patricia



































7 comments:

Rhoda said...

Your garden pictures are beautiful! I know what you mean about wanting to be outside in the nice weather. It isn't that big a part of our year.

Hazel said...

Beautiful flowers ,what is the name of the yellow ones in the second photo .I have them in my yard but don't know what they are called .My clematis had flowers the first year but the last two only plenty of green leaves ,hopefully we will see some flowers this year .

Cynthia L. said...

Your garden is lovely. I am like you, in the summer I spend more time in the garden than the sewing room. It looks like your hard work outside is really paying off.

Barb H said...

What a beautiful garden you have! Of course you should spend as much time in there as possible.

quiltfool said...

Love your garden Patricia. I also love to spend time outside when I can. Temps down here are around 95*F, so I like to go out early and do a little handpiecing myself. English Paper Piecing can be addictive. Enjoy it. Lane

solomi558 said...

Hi Patricia , lovely of you to call by . Your garden is well cared for and beautiful . I bought another hydrangea today , a white lacecap .
It,s very warm in England at present , I,m loving it . I,m also painting my kitchen dresser .It,s a big job but I,m getting there , brown furniture takes a lot of undercoat and then the top coat--cottonreel

Elizabeth said...

Your garden is simply gorgeous! I'm just wowed by it!

I find that I tend to obsess over one hobby and neglect the other -- for me gardening is suffering this year and quilting is taking center stage. Wish I could find a better balance (lol).