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A Stroll in the Garden

I was chatting with my Mom today, and she pointed out that I have been neglecting my blog.

I know.

I have been working and weeding.  And I hope to have 2 finished quilts soon.

But this afternoon, I grabbed my camera.

So Mom…this post is for you.

I love you!

Home Garden

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Home Garden

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto

Creeping Phlox


“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary – it’s an act of infinite optimism.” —Gilda Radner



“A mother understands what a child does not say.” —Jewish proverb


I  bought a macro lens for myself.  

I don’t know the first thing about it, but I practiced with it today.



“A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” —Unknown


Osteospermum/African Daisy

Osteospermum/African Daisy

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” —Erich Fromm

Veronica Perry

Veronica Perry

Creeping Phlox

“A mother’s love is everything. It is what brings a child into this world. It is what molds their entire being. When a mother sees her child in danger, she is literally capable of anything. Mothers have lifted cars off of their children and destroyed entire dynasties. A mother’s love is the strongest energy known to man.” —Jamie McGuire


Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan


Stay safe.  Stay healthy!

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

I am happy to say that I have all 13 blocks from the Lets Sew Quilt Along sewn together!

Before the deadline of September 23rd!

My version is 65″ x 67″…a pretty good size…not so much a wall hanging.  I’ve taken an indoor photo so you can get an idea of how big it is.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I made a big cutting error when I cut more of the black and white tiles. I cut them bigger than the size that I had planned for.

I was in a hurry.  I am absolutely sure that had nothing to do with the error!

I imagined Tim Gunn looking over my shoulder.

Keep calm and carry on.

Make it work.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I think I might need lime around the outside.  I may be making one more border.  But that is not happening anytime soon.

Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have a week off from work, and I am so looking forward to taking a trip!

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

Buttons Block

By the Bolt

Rotary Cutter

Who’s Got the Thimble Block and Segment 3 Wrap Up

Lets Sew Quilt Along Layout

How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon (Pin Basting)

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 1

Lets Sew Quilt Along Peak 2