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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What's happening?"

Hello,

The garden has been the place to be lately.


 We spent the weekend tidying up and spreading some Piggypost mulch around some roses in the front garden.

 Some of the roses are currently blooming. Just love the perfume that the roses give off as you walk by.


 Tough perennials are blooming after a long hot Summer.


 We cut open the watermelon last night. It was a rather nervous moment waiting to see if it was ripe enough. It was so juicy. The melon you get in the shops is lovely but this homegrown one was delicious.


On the sewing front I sewed together some of the squares and triangles that I was looking for last week  into a quilt. I classify this quilt as a freebie. It makes me wonder how many quilts I could make from the fabric that is in my sewing room. A rather scary thought actually.

What has been happening at your home?

Happy days.
Bev C

20 comments:

marina said...

how luxurious to eat your own home grown melon.
your scrappy quilt looks gorgeous.

Lin said...

Where did you find that brilliant stitchery! Love your roses and your melon looks delish. The quilt is super - yes, my stash is not that big but..... xx

Astrid said...

Love your stitchery! Beautiful roses and flowers. Love your scrappy quilt and I had to LOL on how many quilts to make of the fabric you (I) have! :) Yummy water melon. We have spent the last couple of days cleaning up part of the garden after lots of rain this summer. Sunny days now and I hope it stays like that for some time.

Pearly Queen said...

Your quilt is lovely! I could make thousands if I got all my fabric out
:-(

I think I might be able to grow a melon here in France, but perhaps not a watermelon - maybe a Honeydew?

Penny
x

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your quilt is gorgeous as are your roses. Oh I could smell and taste that watermelon xx

Judy said...

What a great embroidery piece! Your stitches are so even. Gardening is so rewarding and rather peaceful, that's for sure. I had to laugh when I read your comment about how many quilts you could make with the fabric in your sewing room. I was thinking the exact same thing the other day about my scrap containers....

Terri said...

How wonderful to be spending so much time in your garden lately! Love seeing your roses and other blooms. Your quilt is so gorgeous! I love how the bright colors radiate.

Christine M said...

How lovely having home grown watermelon! Your quilt looks great, Bev. xx

Barb said...

Love your garden and quilt....

Julie said...

Hi Bev, what is piggypost?? A type of compost I imagine?? Your quilt is just gorgeous & OH that watermelon ... looks like I could reach into the screen & take a piece.

Jeanette said...

Th melon looks so yummy. Gorgeous quilt. Hugs,xx

Bouts Choisis said...


My roses are only at the "spring pruned" stage - I hope they'll be as pretty as yours in a few months time! Not much hope of any water melons in the garden though... I'm sure fabric scraps breed or something! Your quilt is lovely and a great scrap buster. Lynne.

Fiona said...

Hi Bev, I can just imagine how lovely your home grown watermelon is... no forced feeding.... lots of work in the garden... I wish I could get the enthusiasm to do more in mine!! too hot still....
love your scrappy happy quilt and even better when it is a 'freebie'
Hugz

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I love your stitching ! While you are heating up there and enjoying that wonderful melon, we are just now defrosting! But daffodils are blooming and rain has come.

Karen S said...

It is a lovely time to be in the garden. Your watermelon looks delicious!!
Great work on the scrap quilt!

Deb said...

Ha! Love that first picture! That could almost be me...except I can't kneel, and I would be bending over at the waist, possibly not so pretty! :)

I absolutely love watermelon season. Looks like a delicious one.

And..good job on your scraps quilt. I think I could make quite a few with my scraps also!

O'faigh said...

Hi Bev, enjoyed catching up with you.Love Watermelon, your pic made my mouth water.Kind Regards, Lyn

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Glad to hear that the watermelon was tasty. What a beautiful rose and pink is one of my favorite colors in roses. I love the embroidery design. The weather has been wonderful here and I have been playing in the garden. I just planted my tomatoes, cosmos and my two new roses. It was perfect weather today for gardening. Everything here is blooming and my little garden looks so pretty right now. I hope I can keep it up.
I love the way your quilt turned out. That is a lot of trangles. A good way to use up those left over scraps. Have a wonderful day and thanks for paying me and Opie a visit.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Mrs Knitaddict said...

I don't know what I like best, your garden or your embroideries,o your quilts. Every time I come to visit you Bev I leave with a big smile and more inspirations.
My Jimmy relished with your roses and your watermelon.
Lots of love from both of us.
Dolly

Alicia said...

ME ENCANTAN ESTOS BORDADOS!!!
Y LAS FLORES..
SALUDITOS