Saturday, June 30, 2007

We spent today digging in the backyard preparing the soil for planting. Red Georgia clay is soooo much fun to dig in too....NOT!!

Doug and Michael rake the grass

I'm using the stones and edgers to hold the new soil and compost in place.

I transferred this azalea (which has a fragrant salmon flower) from it's spot in the garden where it has done absolutely nothing over the last 4 years. It's smaller than it was when I first planted it so I figured the worst that could happen is it croaks...but hopefully not.

we'll see if this variegated hydrangea makes it. Wilbur has eaten all of the others I have planted in the backyard.

some creeping jenny I got from Sue

quilt panel sandwiched and ready to be quilted

quilting is finished...all it needs is the binding!!

finished baby quilt

Friday, June 29, 2007

close up of the quilting

the back is actually the darker blue in the bottom rather than the turquoise that it looks throughout.

brown thrasher

male house finch

chipping sparrow and carolina chickadee

the plants are blooming and looking lovely...all that work last summer has paid off!!!

knock out roses are gorgeous

the flowering maple is full of blooms

the rubrum lilies smell divine
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Painting the Bathroom

Ignore the shot of me and the roses and that green in the background was the color the walls were.

I've been working on painting my bathroom too. Changed the color from the dark green, almost black sponge paint to a pretty sky blue. I am now an enormous fan of Kilz casual color paint. Instead of the 2 coats of primer + 2-3 coats of color, I was able to use 2 coats of Kilz casual color and I was done!!

The blue really lightens and brightens up the room...I just love it!!!
So I haven't really fallen off the face of the earth, I've just been all kinds of busy. Here's one of the socks I've finished knitting out of the Tofutsies yarn. Kinda weird pattern isn't it??? But I do like it!!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Your Birthdate: May 18

You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.
You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.
Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.
You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September

Friday, June 01, 2007

I'm working on a new quilt. The original design is from Jennifer Sampou and called Summer Bloom. I'm modifying the pattern and using different fabrics than she did.

The original finishes at 45 x 45 and I've added an extra row to the top and bottom.

This is the tentative layout so far without the triangles that go all around it.
I'm planning to add borders to it to enlarge it also.