Freddie the Frog is a little concerned; we have been without rain since early April. So what does that mean for the garden, Mother Nature will let us know come spring.
In the meantime, I am spending many an evening watering for three to four hours at a time. Normally when clay soil starts to dry out it will contract and create large cracks, but this year is different, no cracks, it is almost powder like, that is how dry it is.
Much to my surprise, the garden is looking blooming beautiful, so as I head down the garden path I will share with you a few places along the way.
Loaded with daylilies, I love them so, and this is the month they put on a show! Also blooming away is a big beautiful Shasta daisy and some highly fragrant trumpet lilies. I also see tiger lilies, astilbe blooms and purple coneflowers.
A birdbath can be found at every turn,
As birds, bees and butterflies are always welcome.
Fragrant trumpet lily.
And, to end the mini garden tour,
One of my favourite daylilies, Bertie Ferris.
Now on to a little quilting!
16.5" x 16.5"
Machine pieced, hand quilted
I kept it simple to show off the stitchery blocks.
Cat Quilt BOS puts a smile on my face, simply done with a big splash of colour. The green fabric to the left will be used for binding and I plan on hand quilting something seasonal around each block. Finished quilt will measure 22" x 22."
Also, I finally added the border to my Kansas Dug-Out and is now basted and ready for hand quilting. Then, I tackled a big job and prepared the remaining 468 pieces needed to finish my Shades of Autumn POTC quilt, which I will get back to this fall.
Found another interesting book to add to my library, Quilted Symphony by Gloria Loughman. It is all about abstract design and will be a nice addition to my collection of art quilt books. I also ordered 37 Sketches by Gwen Marston, small studies of abstract compositions, worked primarily in solids.
And, what is keeping my fingers busy right now is a sweet little quilt called, Bloom by Renee Plains. Finished size is 22" x 26" with about 103 pieces to be appliqued, a nice take-along project for the summer.
Until next time.....happy quilting!