The gardens here and elsewhere are in full springtime swing, with tulips, Sparaxis, pansies, freesias, azalea bushes, and more, all in glorious colour.
Yesterday Joyce came home with these gorgeous flowers from Daphne.I tried to photograph them against the wallpaper, but decided that was not the best angle. The freesias have a perfume that is so individual to them, the tulip opened today, as did one darker Dutch Iris. They are beautiful, how lucky was I ??
In our garden more bulbs are flowering, the delicate bluebells scattered among iris, Dutch Iris, and daffodils, dainty little flowers.
On the quilting program, I have taken on another new project, the Midnight Mystery Quit, (( OOPS, that is meant to spell “ Quilt” )) with
Cheryl, another very talented lady , is sharing her skills with us. Generous, helpful, lovely comments that make us all feel so good with fabric choices and squares finished, suggestions, and so much more. There is a Facebook group, and we share our photos there.
This is a lengthy assignment, over many months, and as I joined in late, have fast-tracked August and September, to finish in time!!!
Whew, a huge relief all round, as I was down in the office, roller cutting, ironing, then back to the trusty Bernina for some hours on end. Maybe it was a miracle that Hugh had his dinner on the table!!! I am using the batiks from my stash, and slowly it is getting less and less. So much so, I had to use several different fabrics for each of the 4 colours. These are the first two sets. Flying Geese, then Square in a Square. The purple is the same in each of these, but I used maybe 6 different shades of blue. And with the squares, 2 different greens, and many more of the purple/pinky/orangy colours.
Flying Geese in rows
Geese and squares in a circle, squares by themselves, and squares combined with a goose!!! I work better when I have a deadline to meet, the next set will be published on October 1st, down here it will be the 2nd, and we are all waiting to see what comes next. I need new roller cutter blades, I might order them online, as they are a lot more reasonable in price than the original Olfa or Fiskar ones. ( 10 NDK blades 45mm for $22.70) Do you know, do the brand ones last longer, or do you re-sharpen your blades?
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ She who dies leaving the most fabric
is not sewing fast enough”
Greetings from Jean