Wednesday, June 17, 2009

. I live in an area where they grow hundreds of acres of roses. The color is unbelievable. Some fields are just acres of red, where others are large swaths of color and in this one the roses were a different color in every row. I never get tired of this sight.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This is a scrap quilt that I did years ago. I was a hand quilter, now I quilt both by hand and machine. This is what I like to call a controlled scrap quilt, on each block there are elements that are the same print in every block - for instance the star has green points in every block, and the sashing down the middle is the same. It gives some order to scrap quilts. I also like to mix prints and solids. I'd have to go look to be sure, but I think this was hand pieced too! I used to be crazy! Ha Ha, but now I have the sanity of a sewing maching and rotary cutter!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Before I go, I thought I'd put up a pic of my sunflower. Look real close and you can see the bee in the flower. And yes, our sky is usually that color!
I was out doing errands today, 20 miles roundtrip to the dry cleaners and Starbucks, and I was looking at all the blooming plants. Red yucca, yellow yucca, lantana in gold, red, and purple, the purple sages blooming now, and all the hummingbird bushes, the oleanders, and more. And you know, even with all that color, I'm still missing the lilacs, lily of the valley, little purple violets growing wild in the grass, rose of sharons, and more from back east. I've been in the west 34 years now and still miss them! Our June has been very mild, not really over 100 consistantly yet, and still dry. My garden which I started in Feb, is going great. My sunflowers just burst into bloom this week, and my tomatoes are producing more than I can eat. My fig tree has tons figs on it, and my lemon tree will have tons of lemons this fall. So I have nothing to complain about! But it's going to get harder and harder to keep bedding plants etc alive as the heat hits. I won't plant again until September now. It's time to go concentrate on quilts!

So, I'm off to put the binding on my newest table runner, and the prairie points on my newest toddler quilt made from two charm packs, and baste my twin made from Kashmir IV. I do love Moda fabrics! You can tell that I am one of those people that can't have just one project going. Oh no, there's half a dozen or more in various stages in my workroom. Sometimes I wish I could clone myself!