A Stroll in the Garden

In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

 

Lily

Lily

Hosta

Phlox

Phlox

Phlox

RSC18 August

Orange and brown are the colors of the month announced by So Scrappy and The Academic Quilter.

I am making three blocks a month, and I’ve chosen the 5 inch size to use for the Squared Away Sampler project.

If you would like to participate in the RSC18 Squared Away Sampler project click on the link to read all about it.  You can also visit The Academic Quilter for great tutorials on making the blocks.  There is a chart of various sizes so you can choose what size blocks that you would like to make.  

I guess I didn’t hear that brown part, because I am now noticing that I didn’t use it.  

RSC18 August

Oops.

Here are all of my blocks so far:

RSC18 August

I am sure glad that orange came to the party!  I wasn’t so sure that my stand out red block was going to be able to play, but she has brought her friends!

I will be linking up with So Scrappy.  Check out the link and see what others have done with orange and brown this month!

A Stroll in the Garden

It’s a sign of wisdom that seeds don’t squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right.  ~ Midas Dekkers’ The Way of All Flesh’ in ‘Romance of Ruins’ “

 

Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed. – Anonymous

 

Hollyhock

larkspur and lavender

lily

phlox

lily

hosta

lily

liatris

 

A Stroll in the Garden

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” 
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” 
― Claude Monet

 

larkspur

hollyhock

daisy

larkspur

larkspur

lily

phlox

Joe Pye Weed

rose

lily

August OMG 2018

My sewing goals for August are the same as they were for July. 

I am keeping it simple, since I am working six days a week; split shifts.  I can do things between shifts, but when evening comes, all I want to do is be a couch potato!

I will be piecing three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  You can see my progress so far this year by clicking here.

I want to complete six more fabric pages of my President’s book.  I made good progress last month, and I am sure I can do the same in August.  I really want to get this project finished, but it is still a snail’s pace for me.

President's Blocks

On Ringo Lake still awaits squaring up and binding.  Not a goal, but a bonus…maybe I can get the quilt squared up this month.

On Ringo Lake

Like much of the country, my home climate has been hot, hot, hot.  It is very difficult to keep the garden green.  I do have pics that I haven’t shared yet, so here are a few to enjoy:

larkspur

Peace Rose

Daisy

Lily

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out the other participants and get motivated!

A Stroll in the Garden

Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips.

 

Daisy

Lily

clematis

larkspur

phlox

yarrow

rose

hollyhock

Peace Rose

lily

July OMG 2018 Update

July has gone by very fast!  At least for me it has.  I’ve had a great time visiting with family this month and enjoying the summer days!

Not a lot of sewing has been accomplished, but it is time to share how I did with meeting my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for July.

Goal 1 was to piece three 5 inch blocks for the Squared Away Sampler project.  I completed this goal and you can see my progress by clicking here.

Goal 2 was to free motion quilt 6 blocks for my President’s fabric memory book.  (You can read about that here.)  I am happy to report that I completed 10 blocks!

I had intended to use the blocks as practice for all sorts of free motion quilting designs, but changed my mind.  Instead, I want to keep it simple.  I am echo quilting, as well as meandering and a bit of pebbling.

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I have pieced together a few more leader/enders to make bow ties with.  I am pinning them in groups of 10 so that it is easy to count how many I have.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG).  Head on over to see what everyone else has done with their July goals!