Busy day yesterday – it was another nice day – it is beginning to feel like summer – in the low to mid 80’s every day now. In between doing things outside, like sitting on the porch and the garden i got one bird block done to join the other three – I am making this one at a time pretty much free form – I used the pattern to make the first one and after you do one you pretty know what you are doing and with just cutting straight lines and forming the bird it doesn’t take much effort.
I remembered I had saved little leftover pieces from the flannel quilt when I was making binding and I sewed the little triangles together, pressed them and put them with the left over bundle of fabric – they might find live in a quilt with the leftovers.
Enough to make a couple little blocks
Two more baskets cut and ready to applique – I know the red/white basket doesn’t stand out a lot on this background but I am using it anyhow and will keep it in mind for later to cut a few darker backgrounds for these lighter colors – but keep in mind there will be about 300 of these so it will work out in the end.
I dug up my new potatoes – I only planted six hills from potatoes that I had sprouted in the house this winter so a little mix – the potatoes didn’t work out as well this year – I could tell the plants didn’t look good so I just dug them up a little early – I need room to plant my sweet potatoes – I think we had so much rain this spring that it was too much for potatoes.
A colander full so that is fine with me with a little hobby garden
Some Roma tomatoes – I have two plants of this variety
One plant of cherry tomatoes and 4 other varieties.
I have never heard of Pineapple Sage and really don’t know what to use it for – it said it would get big and have red blossoms and I thought what the heck why not try it – I will need to search what you use it for or just let it be pretty with blossoms
Pretty hydrangea’s are from one plant and I got a variety of colors again this year off the one – pink, lavender and blue and some are a combination of all three colors. To update briefly on the sewing room – I like the dining room so much in the pine that we decided to do the sewing room the same way – no photos yet a lot of work still to go but it is moving along slightly while Mike continues to put in long hours at work 3 or 4 days a week, he is also coping with some bad muscles in his neck/shoulders – so it will still be some months before the finally.
Marigolds from last years plants. I had left the marigold plants in the garden to dry and in the middle of winter I pulled them out and tossed a lot of them in an area away from the garden over where a lot iris and lilies grow – well I have about 12 plants from those seeds, some are coming up in the vegetable garden now too from those seeds and blooming now – tiny plants a bit small compared to the new ones I planted that I got from the store this year.