A Stroll in the Garden

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

 

“What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our starts the flowers of the heaven.”
– A.J. Balfour

 

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Snapdragon

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

Sea Holly

Lily

Lily

Lily

Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium

“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its
long journey toward the stars?”
– G.K. Chesterton

A Stroll in the Garden

“Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower, but they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.”
― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

 

“You can be a flower in somebody’s garden or a pig or the sunshine or a crow or a nightingale! Be something nice in someone else’s garden.”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

 

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Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

Lily

Lily

Salvia

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button

Disappearing Nine Patch Update

I joined Julie Cefalu’s Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Along, and have really enjoyed the process.

I have completed turning my 20 nine patch blocks into disappearing nine patch blocks. Fun!

Disappearing Nine Patch

Disappearing Nine Patch

I have also sewn all of these blocks into a flimsy!  It was windy, but I did manage to get a couple of photos.

Disappearing Nine Patch

Disappearing Nine Patch

Julie has a link up for her participants.  I am headed over there to see all of the fun variations that are linked up!

A Stroll in the Garden

Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

If I had my life to live over, I’d pick more daisies. – Don Herold

 

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Hosta

Rose

Rose

Rose

Peace Rose

Peace Rose

Rose

Rose

Marguerite Daisy and Salvia

Daisy

Daisy

Fireweed

Fireweed

In nature everything is valuable, everything has its place. The rose, the daisy, the lark, the squirrel, each is different but beautiful. Each has its own expression. Each flower its’ own fragrance. Each bird its’ own song. So you too have your own unique melody. – Diane Dreher

A Stroll in the Garden

One rose is enough for the dawn. -Edmond Jabes

 

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -Ziggy

 

The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is. -Paulo Coelho

 

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Rose

Rose

Rose

Rose

Peony

Peony

Peony

Peony

Peony

Allium

Allium

Allium

Allium

Allium

I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.  -Miranda Kerr

Sew Let’s Quilt Along Segment 2 Wrap Up

 Block 9 of  Segment 2 of the Sew Let’s Quilt Along QAL is finished.

This fun block includes appliqued lettering.  I am going to show the back so that you can see that the letters are machine stitched…it is difficult to see from the front.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I changed the lettering from the original design.  The cute block design is called “In Stitches” designed by Kathleen McCormick.

To wrap up Segment 2, participants are asked to show a photo of our four blocks together. 

Lets Sew Quilt Along

To join in the fun, visit Partners in Design.

Sewing Machine Block

Quilters Mug Block

Ruler Block

Spinning Spools Block

Quilt Shop Block and Segment 1 Wrap Up

Binding Clips

A Pressing Issue (Iron) Block

Tomato Pincushion

In Stitches Block and Segment 2 Wrap Up

A Stroll in the Garden

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

 

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake

 

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Thyme

Rose

Rose

Rose

Rose

Pine Siskin?

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Baby Pine Siskin

Foxglove

Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day. – Alexander Pope