Lazy Saturday

gardening, Postage Stamp Quilt

Two lazy days in a row-wow I guess I better do something today!  Today I will take some slow stitching time for the quilt in the hoop – I didn’t touch it on Friday night so this photo is from the same spot I left at on Thursday.  I will be linking up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

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I am also linking up to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today – Sarah has Hands To Help every year, several ideas on where to donate quilts for charity and I have two quilts ready – I am just showing a portion of the quilts today as they will not be sent until the end of May.  She has a link up today for progress. I machine quilted both of these quilts with my Juki 0ne with organic wavy lines and the other straight lines.

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I did get a new kneeling pad for the garden work – it is hard getting up and down sometimes and hard on the knees too – have you seen these?  I found this one on Amazon – Mike had gotten me one years ago and I used it until it wore out last year.  This one comes with two tool pockets – and the one on the right has two large pockets both are large enough to fit my tall insulated coffee mug that I fill with cold water or herbal ice tea when working in the garden – now I have a pocket to hold it upright.

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Take the pockets off and turn it the opposite way and you can sit on it.  So nice and handy!  They are not made quite as sturdy as they used to be – but it sure does help when you are getting up from your knees.  This bench folds flat for easy storage.

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Seeing as I didn’t do any sewing here are some photos from the gardens – the clematis blooming

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When Wanda from Exuberant Color posted a photo of her Brunnera I thought that was what this was now I’m not sure – it looks a lot like it but the leaves are a different color – maybe a different variety – I lost the tag that was next to it last year – I had two this year just one.

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I have two of these Ferndale Dill plants in the garden I hope they do well – I love this dill on salmon

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My two shades of Iris’s – I had Iris’s a long time ago planted in numerous places then they pretty much were all leaves and no flowers for many years and I dug them all up about 3 years ago and moved most of them to this small hill are near the vegetable garden – because they are mostly on a hill are they do not seem to sink in deeper each year and I am getting more blooms on them each year now – I will need to look for more colors in the fall to plant over here

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Six tomato plants planted – two Roma’s and then 4 others one of different kinds.  Give them a couple weeks and hope they get growing good.  I have more that I had planted from seed but they didn’t grow well, I will try to find spots to plant them anyhow and maybe they will take off once they get in the ground and out of the little pots.

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The rose bush near the house is covered.

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A small Rose of Sharon that my sister in law gave me from her bush last year, this will be it’s first full summer in this location so I hope it grows well, I will have to make sure to water it.

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I’ll show more from the garden as I get more planted – I have quite a few plants up on the porch that still need to go in the ground and finish off one more raised bed that is new this year.

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10 comments… add one
  • Marianne Apr 16, 2017

    They all look great. That Brunnara looks like forget-me-not. is it a variation? Isn’t spring exciting? It’s such fun to see things popping out one at a time. I need to put deer spray on my daylilies soon – they are beginning to show leaves.

  • Deb Apr 16, 2017

    Lovely flowers and bushes there ; fun to see your blooms a good month or so ahead of my location 🙂
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  • Kathi Apr 16, 2017

    Love your new knee pad/stool combo for outside.. that is very nice! Lovely purple clematis and other lovelies you are sharing from outside your home 🙂 Hope you reach the end of that quilting today and get to make up binding.. or do you have the other side to stitch still?? Kathi
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  • maxine lesline Apr 16, 2017

    Great raised beds.. and any tool or gadget that makes gardening easier on the knees is worth the cost…. Gardeners … and stitchers, too… are hopeful, positive people. Wish there were more. Whoever gets one of your hand-quilted quilts gets a special gift… lucky person.

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 16, 2017

    Beautiful pictures of your flowers and yard, I love looking at them. The seat you have is so handy. I have something similar to sit on, and a little cart with wheels that I use too. I can’t knee anymore because I have two knee replacements and it just feels funny. I’m glad you’re taking it easy, you deserve to! Have a Happy Easter, and thank you for sharing your pictures.

  • Quilter Kathy Apr 16, 2017

    So exciting that you are quilting the borders!
    Enjoy your stitching today!

  • Elaine Apr 16, 2017

    your garden is starting to look lovely – I especially love your Irises, you seem to be a couple of weeks ahead of us 🙂

    P.S. That is a Brunnera Macrophylla I have one 🙂 This type with the silvery leaves is called ‘Jack Frost’ here in the UK
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  • Cynthia Brunz Apr 16, 2017

    Those appliqué flowers are so pretty in your hoop. I dug weeds yesterday and today wish I had used a kneeling pad! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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  • Sarah Apr 16, 2017

    Terrific quilting. Does it feel as if the end is in sight?

  • Ida Apr 16, 2017

    Great post and some lovely quilts!

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