Hand Quilting & Blooms From the Garden

This rose bush looked as if it didn’t survive the winter but I drastically cut it back and now it seems happy again, along with the small daylilies and violas:

My larger daylily in the front is coming in to bloom along with the daisies and astilbe :

In the back along the fence the rose colored spirea has come in to bloom to contrast with his lighter pink sister :

And as to my Rose of Sharon quilt, I finished up the fan quilting on a large section and can now work on that border area.

I did work on another EPP Starflower but it is not appliqued yet and here and there I’ve been prepping leaves for a different applique project but I am mostly in the mood to just finish this at the moment and not get bogged down with other things…..not sure how long that mood will last, though :)

We have had a few days of what I call ‘nice’ weather…not going above 75 degrees and cool mornings.

I was out on my son’s deck on Friday evening with some friends who had come over with their dog…..She’s a Rottie just like Merle, my son’s.

It was fun to enjoy the evening, have a beer, see the dogs play and watch the grand kids chasing lightning bugs, just as I did as a child and my boys did as well.

We are going into a hot spell though, so I won’t be as contented now :) Enjoy your week whatever you are up to ! : )

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11 Responses to Hand Quilting & Blooms From the Garden

  1. Karen Beigh says:

    You do so well in growing flowers. Me, not at all. I think that is pansies in the one picture. Very pretty.

  2. Ann says:

    We had daylilies in a previous house and were always delighted with their bright orange blooms. I love the Baptist fans on Rose of Sharon.

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, your quilt is looking beautiful. I love the daylilies. Sounds like a nice relaxing evening with the grand kids and neighbors. Enjoy your day and have a great new week!

  4. Kyle says:

    Your yard is an explosion of color. Congrats on getting the center section of your beautiful quilt finished.

  5. Karen says:

    we are in a rainy spell and for camping that sucks! I am working on my applique off and on and grateful that I have WiFi at this campground – I will be glad to get home in a week and enjoy part of the summer at home before we take off again

  6. It is suppose to hit almost 90 tomorrow. I know – definitely not your kind of weather. :-) My spirea is blooming too, but my other plants are a little behind yours.

  7. Joyce says:

    Over 90 here today and very humid. I was invited to one daughter’s in-law cottage for the day but really want to stay home and just flop on the couch. I might crawl into my quilting chair if I get a bit more energy!
    Your flower portraits are amazing! Especially the orange lily. I tried to grow astilbe several times when I was told they’d do well in the shade alongside my hosta plants. I never got a single bloom – they abruptly all died on me!

  8. Judy Miller says:

    We are in the hot spell and I am not contented.

  9. There’s probably a lesson with your rose for us all, cut back on what we are doing and we’ll bloom more :)
    Have a great week.
    Wren x

  10. barb says:

    beautiful blooms! June is the best month for the garden.
    Your getting really close with your quilting and it looks lovely.

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