Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
As for the "work"? Well, here is one of the paid garden workers I hire from Bella Fiori garden services. She is improving the herb garden. And many other parts of the garden are being improved also . Yesterday three people worked for about four hours on clearing the hill to lake from garlic mustard plants. Ooof! Arthritis in my knees stops me from trying to do anything on that slope!
But the biggest event of the day was the drilling of a new well for our house. Every time we had a real gully-washer of a rainstorm, our old well pit would flood, the pump would short out, and we would be without water until it was removed, dried out and re-installed.
This morning the driller came and drilled and drilled. They found water at 110 feet, but the process took until after dinner time.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Can you tell that more of the little bluebells are in view? I know they're not very big. but I am thrilled nonetheless. I was really sure that some underground varmint had dug the bulbs and had them for dinner.
And there is our neighbor's Redbud on his side of the driveway, and our much smaller one, I think a volunteer child of his, on our side of the driveway.
Yesterday I got all four sawtooth borders on the "Son of Star Struck", and I think I am done. Since this will go in the Guild Small Quilt Auction, it can't be much bigger than the 29" square it is right now. Maybe a teensie border of white and then the blue binding.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Now I am working on another row of HSTs outside those triangles as another sawtooth border. These HSTs were ALSO left over from a Bonnie Hunter project , the regular sized Star Struck.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Juneberry/Serviceberry bush is about to burst into white blooms. So perhaps we are beginning to move on to the other colors of Spring.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Suddenly I just had to try making a smaller copy of the Star Struck block. Left is the Star Struck block Bonnie taught us. Right is a smaller version made with 1.5" strips and squares instead of 2.5" strips and squares.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Every year I purchase a few pots of miniature daffodils for the Easter table. When they are done blooming, I plant them in the herb garden around the birdbath. Now, you can see that they have added up to quite a number. And the forsythia is in full bloom also. I love the Yellow Season -- it means the winter is over!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I have decided that Bonnie's "Star Struck" pattern is going to be my leaders/Enders project for now. I was getting a little bored after making 25 blocks, so now I don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over. These blue and neutral units will get the red squares and the yellow or neutral square sewn across the corners while I am actually working on something ELSE. When a lot more have gotten to that state I will go back to working on the blocks full time.