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Quilting Floral Reflections

I am liking the quilted circular elements!  

Floral Reflections

Not all of the blocks are quilted yet, but I thought that I would share my progress.  I know the color isn’t right.  The quilting shows up better when I take photos indoors without the lights on.

Floral Reflections

I am thinking of filling in the blocks with stippling to flatten the background and help the applique stand out better. 

Floral Reflections

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

Floral Reflections Update 5

Floral Reflections Update 6

A Stroll in the Garden

 

Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results. -David A. Bednar

Phlox

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Lily

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson

Lily

For dreams to come true, it requires diligence. Believing is the most important thing! -Yunho

Lily

“The natural consequence of diligence and persistence is competence and success.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1

Lily

Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them. -Benjamin Franklin

Lily

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. -Arnold Palmer

Lily

Diligence is not easy, but we can’t reach our goals without it. -Henry Cloud

Thyme

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. -Abigail Adams

Thyme

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius

Lavender

Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. -John Carmack

Sea Holly

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock

Lily

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Lily

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” —John Mayer

Daisy

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” —Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

Rose

“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

Spirea

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

Spirea

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

 “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” —Kellie Elmore

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” —Swedish Proverb

Clematis

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Clematis

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy. It’s all that matters. -Audrey Hepburn​

Lily

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Saint John's Wort

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa​

Delphinium

Happiness is the best makeup. -Drew Barrymore​

Daisy

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln​

Phlox

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are. -Goldie Hawn​​

Delphinium

Independence is happiness. -Susan B. Anthony​​

Delphinium

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

Astilbe

We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh. -William James

Calendula

Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like. -Unknown

Calendula

Happiness? That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.  -Albert Schweitzer

Clematis

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

A Stroll in the Garden

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” -Lucia Capocchione

Daisy

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Daisy

“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” -George Dorsey

Daisy

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lily

“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.” -Brian Sutton-Smith

Lily

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan Watts

Lily

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

Poppy

“It’s not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It’s that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day…” ― James A. Murphy

Poppy

“The true object of all human life is play.” -G. K. Chesterton

Clematis

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” -Charles Schaefer

Phlox

“Play is the exultation of the possible.” -Martin Buber

Phlox

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw

Moth

Stay healthy!  Stay safe!