I’m not entirely sure these really are narcissus. The people who lived in my house before me planted very few flowers, but these are some that came up this spring. They were mixed in with traditional yellow daffodils, so I thought they might be a variation, with bulbs possibly all purchased at the same time.Continue reading “narcissus painting 8″x24″”
A few random photos I’ve taken recently, of interesting things. A lady out of town owns a small garden nursery. She has plants the Walmart does not sell, plus it’s nice to support someone small. She had these blue Balloon Flowers, which I had never seen before, so had to buy. I took the photosContinue reading “odds and ends”
I won a giveaway from the lovely blog, Happy Cottage Quilter. Aren’t quilting people the best? I thought I’d be winning only one pattern, so I specified the one on the left, because I can see me making those potted flowers for sure. But then I won BOTH patterns, and I can also see meContinue reading “lovelies in the mail”
I bought this kind of iris bulbs through a fancy mail order catalog fifteen years ago. I loved them, each bulb produced a single flower perfect for cutting. In the catalog, it was called a “Japanese Iris,” and I thought maybe it was special since it has a bulb rather than a rhizome. Perhaps not aContinue reading “iris note”
I did not take these photos, these are from my sister who lives in Kyoto. I thought they were so pretty, they should be shared.
A lovely view from our front porch. Now for a cup of coffee, and a pretty magazine. Happy Saturday, everyone!
To keep busy in the evening, when there’s a spare moment, I’ve been knitting a pair of mitts. I made up the pattern, fifty stitches on size 2 needles, and I really should have made them 40 stitches. I’d prefer them to be just a little tighter. I’ve never successfully knit those little bobbles before,Continue reading “evening knitting”
This is a longer-term quilting project. I’ve made a lot of half-square triangle quilts in the past, and thought it is time to expand my range. I started with triangles, to make the background star. The flower in the center is 3-dimensional, and hand-sewn. This will be an improv quilt; I’m looking for new techniquesContinue reading “improv quilting”
A brand new year. 2020. I intend to get a LOT more projects finished this year. When I put together my photo compendium of last year’s projects, I noticed there was not one quilt completed. That’s a little disheartening, you know? This year–well, fingers crossed I’ll have more time for projects. I’ll have to carveContinue reading “flirty little Christmas trees”