Rolled It Down-End In Sight

gardening, Lucy Boston--Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts

Sunday night I rolled Patchwork of the Crosses down and there was the end!  It is always such a good feeling to see that happen – knowing that all the work is almost finished on a quilt.  This one has been going by super fast and I know it is because I have been working on it almost every day – something I normally do not do when I put a quilt on the frame – sometimes taking a break that turns into weeks instead of days.  I put this quilt on the frame February 7th – wow.

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Besides the tree log flower bed I showed you all last week another thing I saw on Pinterest was making a flower container out of a tree stump – Mike cut a hole into this one for me and I planted one flower plant with a little ground cover – it is not a real deep hole though so I don’t know if it will make it – lesson learned if we do another – make the hole deeper to make sure it will have more room.  I will need to check this often and the other one also to make sure it has enough water until the roots actually grow into the wood.

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Leaves on the trees!  Some big leaves and some barely there but growing green they are.

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Rose Buds!

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After such a busy active week of trying to get the garden done and the decking clean I found I was totally exhausted yesterday – I did finish the binding on the table topper, washed the kitchen floor and did hardly anything else but sit around and read and quilted for a bit in the evening watching tv like I normally do – I do not consider that work though Smile – I hope my energy level has come back today!

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11 comments… add one
  • Kathy ... aka Nana Apr 22, 2014

    Thanks for sharing the green leaves and rose buds … we’re a ways from seeing much of that, so I’m getting a bit of a fix from your pictures.

    It’s amazing how a little bit of quilting done faithfully every day will add up. What’s going on the frame next?

  • Nedra Apr 22, 2014

    You really have worked quickly on POTC, which is as you know, my favorite quilt of yours! Someday, I would love to make one similar 🙂

  • audrey Apr 22, 2014

    Lovely to have the end in sight! You’re working hard.:)

  • Charlotte Apr 22, 2014

    Wow!! You’ve made a lot of progress in a short amount of time!
    I’ve always wanted to use an old stump as a planter; yours looks so nice.

  • Archiethewonderdog Apr 22, 2014

    I can’t believe how quickly the quilting on POTC is going!!

  • Sandra V Apr 22, 2014

    Your quilt is lovely.

  • Kathi Apr 22, 2014

    You are moving so quickly that it is easy to now get excited and just finish it even quicker! lol I love quilts that quilt that way! Great progress.. love your tree stump as a planter experiment… keep us posted! Kathi

  • Jan Apr 22, 2014

    EEEEk! the end is in sight! I cannot wait to see it!
    xo jan

  • Cathi Apr 23, 2014

    Wow! You’re going to have this finished and be putting the binding on in no time.

  • Vivian Apr 23, 2014

    Your yard is looking so pretty. And so are your quilts. I just love the weather we are having. So happy for warm weather.

  • Glenda Australia Apr 27, 2014

    Morning Karen, your quilt looks lovely laying there on the frame seems like yesterday it was just a fews squares??? Great idea turning a great old downed tree back in to a thing of beauty. Hugs Glenda

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