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A Stroll in the Garden

“I’m more of a weed.” “I like weeds. They’re survivors.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Hairy Vetch

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

Yellow Sweetclover

“A flower doesn’t lose its beauty because weeds mocked it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Yellow Sweetclover

“If you see a dandelion as a weed, you’ll spray it. If you see it as a flower, you’ll draw it close, turn it this way and that, and become lost in the colossal burst of slender golden petals that spew sunshine into the darkest of souls. And so, how many things have we sprayed that could have illuminated our souls if we would have let them be more than what we let them be?” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mustard

“Feuds are weeds… Once it’s grown roots, it’s harder to dig up; and it’s far easier to spread.”
― Emory R. Frie, Giant Country

Buckhorn Plantain

“Don’t plant weeds in your garden if you are only hoping for flowers to grow.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Buckhorn Plantain

“A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“But what attracted me to weeds was not their beauty, but their resilience. I mean, despite being so widely despised, so unloved, killed with every chance we get, they are so pervasive, so seemingly invincible.” ― Carol Vorvain, A fool in Istanbul – Adventures of a self denying workaholic

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“They’re just weeds, love, they don’t belong anywhere.’ Her granddaughter stuck out her bottom lip and furrowed her brow. ‘That doesn’t seem very nice. Everything belongs somewhere.” ― Kathryn Hughes, The Letter

Fireweed

“The strongest and most mysterious weeds often have things to teach us.” ― F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

Foxglove

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

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See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Rose

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.” ― Anne Bronte

Rose

“Most women suffer thorns for the sake of the flowers, but we who wield power adorn ourselves with flowers to hide the sting of our thorns” ― Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

Rose

“Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.” ― Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Rose

“He picked up one of Lorna’s roses and set it in my lap. “Here.” I picked it up and smelled it. He poked me in the shoulder. “See what I mean? Thorns don’t stop you from sniffing. Or putting them in a vase on the kitchen table. You work around them…. Cause the rose is worth it… Think what you’d miss.”
― Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

Rose

“Flowery tongues have thorny throats.” ― Kirush Muser

Rose

“We all have thorns in our flesh. All of us. Love is when we stay and help someone pluck out their thorns one-by-one and they do the same for us. Love is also when we pluck the thorns out of our own flesh, one-by-one. But today, the world teaches us that we shouldn’t even see those thorns, that we should only see the petals. As a result, we don’t know how to love ourselves and we don’t know how to love others. Stay with the darkness, and bring that darkness into the light. It’s there, look at it.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Rose

“The more the thorns on the way are sharply pointed, the more intensely the fires burn for quenching the sweet cool destination.”
― Spriha Kant

Clematis

“If you don’t feel the pointed things in life, you’ll soon take the soft ones for granted.”
― John Everson, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions

Shasta Daisy

“Poetry without truth, is like a rose without thorns. Still pretty, But sometime the real beauty comes from the things that can make us bleed.” ― Cody Edward Lee Miller

Shasta Daisy

“Some thorns have roses.” ― Hope Bolinger

Shasta Daisy

“Holding grudges is like growing a garden of thorns in your heart .” ― Thandazo Perfect Khumalo

Shasta Daisy

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Stay safe.

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July 2022 OMG Update

The 365 Challenge task in July was to sew the light blocks to the quilt flimsy.

365 Challenge

My flimsy is quite large now, about 72 inches.

365 Challenge

Those of you who are familiar with this project know that I have added sashing and some filler blocks.

It certainly didn’t need to be enlarged, so why am I doing this?

365 Challenge

From a design perspective, I like the look of the sashing. I like the way that it outlines the blocks.

From a technical perspective, the sashing is keeping all of those block seams from ‘popping’…I know that they are secure until I add another round.

Also, I find that adding the sashing is helping me to keep the quilt square. So many seams…so many pieces…so many opportunities for wavy edges!

I need all of the help that I can get!

I also sewed more 3.5″ dark blocks this month.

365 Challenge

I am pretty impressed with myself that I have kept up with this project!

January completed blocks.

February completed blocks.

March completed blocks.

April completed blocks.

May completed blocks.

June completed blocks.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG. Hop on over there and be inspired by the other goal setters that have linked up! It is inspiring and encouraging!

Quilt On!

Last Christmas in July Challenge Update

I haven’t made any more progress on the Christmas Lone Star.

Hexagon Table Topper

But I have managed to sandwich and quilt the seven table mats.

Hexagon Table Topper
Hexagon Table Topper

I really thought that was as far as I was going to get, but I got them all bound, too!

Hexagon Table Topper

It has been a productive month!

Hexagon Table Topper

Christmas in July Challenge

Christmas in July Challenge Update

Christmas in July Challenge Update

I am linking up with Kathy over here.

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
― Rumi

Maple

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“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Maple

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” ― Will Rogers

Maple

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
― George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Pear

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams

Pear

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”
― Elbert Hubbard

Yellow Transparent Apple

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” ― Lao Tzu

Yellow Transparent Apple

“You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Larkspur

“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” ― Pythagoras

Larkspur

“In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.”
― Mother Teresa, In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories and Prayers

Allium

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!