• RSC July 2016 blocks

    Here we are again with photos of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.  This month, SoScrappy chose ‘hot pink’ although mine blocks are more ‘just pink’ than ‘hot pink’.  I decided to show off all of the month’s blocks so far.  Looking good !

    RSC blocks (so far)
    RSC blocks (so far)

    If you are interested in seeing what ever one else is doing check out the RSC16 button on the right side of the blog.

    My garden is really blooming now. The coneflowers are plentiful – whether planted or volunteer plants they are great to look at and in the fall the birds love them to peck at them.

    Coneflowers
    Coneflowers

    Here is a photo of a couple of my day lilies. I have them ranging in color from the softest pink to dark maroon, lemon yellow thru to bright orange yellow along with some peachy ones. The lemon yellow ones are plants I got from my mom. They are ‘old fashion’ ones that actually have a pleasant fragrance.

    Day lilies
    Day lilies

    How is your garden doing? Hope you are having a great weekend.

  • Lily quilt top is done

    YAHOO ! – my ‘Lily’ quilt top is done. I love the simplicity of the block and think I might have to try it again with different fabrics.

    Lily
    Lily 58×74

    Except for the corners of the blocks and the border section, it is made using only 2-1/2″ strips. You could easily do this with a jelly roll and yardage for the background.

    Of course, no post is complete unless I add a couple of photos from the garden. I have had the ‘endless summer’ hydrangea plant for many years. This is the first year that I have gotten more than one of those beautiful, delicate blooms.

    Hydrangea bloom
    Hydrangea bloom

    Here is some of my red asiatic lilies.

    asiatic lily
    asiatic lily

    The coneflowers and day lilies are starting to bloom. I will have to get my camera out and takes some photos. How are you coming along with your quilt projects?

    Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.

  • RSC June 2016 blocks

    Have you been following along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge? Angela at So Scrappy blog has chosen teal for June’s color. If interested in knowing more, I have a button in the right hand column that will take you to her blog. You can check out her linky parties and see what everyone is making.

    RSC June 2016
    RSC June 2016

    I now have 60 blocks done and eventually I will need to figure out how I want to lay them out.

    All of the pinks, rose, and shades of purple flowers in the backyard have been replaced with white and yellow. Many of my day lilies are showing buds so it won’t be long until I have various colors of blooms.

    backyard
    backyard

    Have a great day !

  • Spring flowers

    Warning…warning….post has MANY photos of my garden. I just love this time of the year to be out in the garden. Nice weather, low humidity and the mosquitoes are not out in force yet. Yeah !

    One of my many pink peony bushes.

    Pink Peony
    Pink Peony

    I have a few peony bushes that have large dark rose flowers.

    Dark Rose Peony
    Dark Rose Peony

    I really like my circular raised bed in the backyard – lots of place to put plants (please ignore weeds). There are a few empty spaces by the fence. My brother and I removed some old shrubs that were past their prime. I want to replace them with something that will have some winter interest but just not sure what.

    Back yard
    Back yard

    Dwarf Siberian Iris hanging out by the garage.

    Dwarf Siberian Iris
    Dwarf Siberian Iris

    I am not sure but I think the blue flowering plant is called ‘Ajuga’.

    Ajugla?
    Ajuga?

    Columbine has popped up all around the garden this year. Here are some purple columbine hiding among the hostas and peony bushes.

    Purple columbine
    Purple columbine

    Purple Alliums showing off. I used to have couple dozen of white daffodils blooming next to the alliums but only one bloomed this year. Unfortunately, it didn’t get into the photo.

    Aillum
    Aillum

    Peachy pink iris after the rain.

    Peach Iris
    Peach Iris

    Happy gardening !

  • Blooming columbine plants

    My front yard is going thru some renovations. My brother helped me remove many old shrubs (past their prime) to make way for a new garden. Well, I haven’t figured out exactly what I want but was pleasantly surprised when some volunteer columbine plants showed up. These are the first ones to bloom.

    columbine
    columbine

    Last year I had many columbines blooming in my back yard. Colors ranged from soft pink to maroon and lilac to darker purple. The weather was fabulous last weekend and I was able to get out in the garden and play in the dirt. This week the forecast says rain and cooler temperatures which means more quilting less gardening.

    How is your garden growing?

  • Flowering crab apple tree

    Wow… spring has sprung.  YAHOO !   It is amazing how fast the plants and unfortunately the weeds are growing.

    My flowering crab apple tree has been blooming for a week or so. We have had rain for many days in a row and finally got some much needed sunshine. I am glad the rain stopped and I was able to get a photo to share with you. The blooms are wonderful but it won’t be long and all of the petals will be laying on the ground.

    Flowering crab apple tree
    Flowering crab apple tree
    blossoms
    blossoms

    Looks like the columbine in my front yard will be the next to bloom. I wonder what color they will be.

    Have a wonderful day!

  • More flowers

    Flowers are blooming everywhere. There are many day and tiger lilies in the west garden. You can click on any photo and view them in a slideshow.

    West Garden
    West Garden

    The backyard garden boasts day lilies of many different colors

    burgundy day lilies
    burgundy day lilies

    Some of the peach day lilies are in the back yard and I also have another variation on the east side.

    peach day lilies
    peach day lilies

    These day lilies have large flowers.

    deep yellow day lilies
    deep yellow day lilies

    Many, many coneflowers. They have taken over this section of the garden. Sometimes hiding the smaller plants.

    Coneflowers
    Coneflowers

    These are my very favorite day lilies. They came from my Mom’s garden years ago and have been planted in many areas of my garden. The flowers are a bit smaller but they have the most wonderful fragrance.

    Mom's day lily
    Mom’s day lily

    I know…too many flowers not enough quilt photos but I also wanted to share the storm damage that happened last Saturday around 1:00 a.m. Amazing that the branch fell where it did. It ended up around a foot from the house. The big branch on the left side of the photo extends quite a way next to the house. I was lucky that I didn’t have any house damage and the power stayed on. My neighbor’s power was out for almost two days. Weather has settled down and it is cooler with lower humidity and dew points. YAHOO !

    storm damage
    storm damage

    Have a great week !