Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A time for growing...

Those who know me well, know I don't have a green thumb.  But every few years, I get the urge to try and grow something - usually flowers.  So far, I've been universally unsuccessful.

This year I'm trying to grow some basil.  We tend to eat a lot of bruschetta and having fresh basil would be so handy.  I'm glad to say the seeds I've planted have actually sprouted!

I also went searching for a couple of plants to put on the columns in front of our front steps.  Currently there are two empty pots there because everything I've planted in them has quickly died.  I didn't find anything I thought had a chance of surviving, but I did find some oriental lilies...

I just love their fragrance.  It wasn't blooming at all when I brought it home and transplanted it, but this was it today...

The tag says it's a perennial, but does anyone know what I'm supposed to do to it once the blooms have died?

I've been so busy lately, I've been staying out of the quilt stores.  However with the internet that doesn't make much difference!  Fat Quarter Shop is having their anniversary sale right now and I found a few deals that were too good to pass up.  I bought a couple yards each of some solids by Sandy Gervais.  I like that although they read as solids, they actually have a textured look to them.

And they were having a great sale on the Wiscasset fabric line.  I've been eyeing this one since it debuted so I bought a layer cake and some yardage that will work as a border.

I'm eager to open it and start making something, but I have a few too many irons in the fire right now to start just yet.  I'm preparing for a demo at my local quilt guild next week and I have 2 quilt tops I'm working on quilting. 

I took this picture of Gabriel last night while I was preparing dinner.  After cutting up some cheese, I dropped a piece for Gabriel.  As you can see, she didn't even notice...

Until later...

Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.
Psalm 37:7 (GWT)

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