Tag Archives: gardening

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

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

A Stroll in the Garden

I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. — Alice Sebold

 

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. — Greek proverb

 

Delphinium

Lily

Lily

Lily

Peace Rose

rose

daisy

clematis

coral bell

A Stroll in the Garden

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin

 

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton

 

Peace Rose

Rose

Cornflower

Delphinium

Rose

Rose

Lily

Clematis

Lily

Lily

 

July OMG 2018

Time to be bold and announce my new goal for July.  

I’m not really going to be all that bold this month, since I am making time for family and sunny days!

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.

My next goal for the month is to make progress on my President’s book.  Nope, not the President of the United States, but blocks that were given to me for serving my term as a quilt guild president.

I left off turning the blocks into pages for a fabric memory book that I can use for a keepsake.  You can see that post from one year ago here.  (It is a coincidence that I worked on this project in July last year, and have chosen it as my project for July this year.)

President's Blocks

I believe I have 36 pages to quilt.  They shouldn’t take long, and they wouldn’t, if it was winter and I could stay in my cozy home all day long (which I can’t because of the day job).  But it is summer, and the sunshine calls, so I am making this easy on myself.  I am going to quilt six pages for the month.

Speaking of sunshine, there will be time for strolling in the garden!

Flower Garden

Rose

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal), where goals are met, one month at a time, and there is encouragement to keep on keepin’ on.