Monday, May 25, 2009

Busy Fingers

Spring is not the best of seasons.
Cold and flu are two good reasons;
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow.
~Author Unknown

There is some truth in that. But, I think Spring is one of the best seasons. Everything comes to life in the garden and I get to see Mrs. Scott Elliot Columbine again. Now, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Can you smell it?

Dwarf Korean Lilac
Oh yes, Spring IS one of the best seasons!

What I have been working on . . . . .

The Buffet, Veranda Views

Count Your Blessings, Polka-Dot Girls

and Love Apples, Red Delicious

Back in January, I prepared lots of hexagons to make Karen's Flower Garden. I stitched together a few flowers at that time and then was sidetracked with other projects. Well, I am back at it and have completed eighteen of ninety-six flowers. I will try not to get sidetracked again (LOL) and see how far I get over the summer.

Before you go . . . . .

Are you familiar with The Rabbit Factory? They are a Canadian quilt pattern company and I think you will like what you see. Also, check out their blog and request a copy of the (first) free applique pattern.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

18 comments:

Ariane said...

I love the pictures of the flowers. You stitchery blocks look gorgeous and I love your Red Delicious Blocks. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Lots of lovey things to look at today on your blog. I can almost smell the lilacs and the blocks you've been working on are gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Spring is so wonderful! We also have a dwarf Korean Lilac, I just love it! You have so many wonderful projects in the making, they are all fantastic and just a little different. I hope the hexies hold your interest, I just finished another GFG flower! Yay!

Fiesta said...

your stitchery and red delicious block is outstanding.
Karen I missed block 2 and 6. Would you be able to email me them?

Susan said...

My goodness, you have been busy! Everything looks wonderful!

Yvette said...

Somebody has been very busy! I love all of it. It is so funny how we are doing so many of the same things.

You have great taste! LOL!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Busy busy busy - and all so cute!!

Darlene said...

It's always so much to see what you're doing! Thanks for sharing the Rabbit Factory blog!

Terry said...

Hi Karen! Your lilacs look wonderful! Mine are all done already and I miss them! And congrats on getting some stithceries done! I haven't touched my PDGs in months and I must get back to work on them one of these days. Have a great week! :0)

Funoldhag said...

You have accomplished a lot, Karen, and so well! I checked out the blog you mentioned and will send for the patterns. Still wish I could tour your garden!! You have lovely flowers and a wonderful variety. Keep showing them! I have started getting my patio ready for summer now and will post pictures later.
Carol

Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Karen,
I love your beautiful flowers - what fantastic colours! And I enjoyed seeing your lovely stitchery - I think that must be very relaxing. Ros

*karendianne. said...

So much to love. First, we're done here with Spring and into Summer so on that front I'd say "enjoy" it while you can. Then I have to comment on your stitchery. The little bunny looking into the garden is just too cute. And finally, I'm in luv, luv, luv with the apples. Beautiful work, Karen. ~ *karendianne.

lesthook said...

Karen,I have figured out my problem but haven't figured out how to fix it. I have a blogger profile but it doesn't show up if I follow through google reader and didn't follow via blogger first. Not sure what the answer is to this. Except maybe to unfollow and start again? My blog only shows up on the ones I went through blogger first!

lesthook said...

Forgot to say thank you for finding me!

Annie Wynen said...

Lovely garden pics. I always look forward to Spring

Carrie P. said...

Just lovely, everything. Love your apples.
Are you going to do the Rabbit Factory BOM? It is a very nice block.

Catherine said...

Your stitcheries are, as usual, glorious as is the applique. The pictures of the flowers are fabulous -- I can almost smell those lilacs!

Paula said...

Hi! What a wonderful blog! You are working on so many fun projects and they are all beautiful! How do you do it all? Looking forward to following along...