I skipped quilting at the quilting frame last night and picked up the Postage Stamp border to work on instead. Half of the stem are now on the second border – a ways to go on this one still. Always hard to get a photo of this one because of how long it is.
I tried to get a close up of the stitches by putting it close to the table light – the colors aren’t quite right but you can see the stitches.
Three of the six center pieces for the Handful of Scraps are finished. I will continue to put these together then I think I will finish the center of this quilt before moving outwards on it. I am getting the hang of the EPP and actually enjoying it. I think the process goes faster than the other method I have done in the past. I am linking to Quilt Story today for Fabric Tuesday where I won a prize this week!! Always so nice. I am also linking to Esther’s blog
I am about half way done with the row of blocks I was quilting on over the weekend – a lot of work still left on this one as these rows go a little slowly – kind of boring really as they are all the same – but easy because of it.
To grow strawberries or not – that is the question – a waste of space? Needed a good rinse as you can see – I have to pick them before they are really ripe or the critters get them. So far I have picked two times with this amount several days apart so that means they get washed and eaten – certainly not enough to save for a dessert! I tried growing strawberries another time and that venture lasted 3 years I think and still hardly had anything out of them. A wire mesh cage would need to be put down over them I think. When I think of what I can just buy at the store instead it leads me to think I need to pull the berry plants out when they are done and plant something else and forget about berries. What I get is not worth the space. Do any of you grow strawberries? How many plants or long of rows do you have to make it worth while to get enough to use?
Amazing the cooler weather we have had for almost a week now and will continue in the low 70’s now for the next couple of days – yesterday was a high of 60 degrees for the middle of May – not a usual happening here in north central Arkansas. I haven’t had to turn the heat on to warm the house up, but it is close! The sun wasn’t out at all yesterday and jeans and sweatshirt was the choice all day. I won’t complain – I know the warm weather well be here soon enough and then we will complain about that.