Pots of Posies

I managed to plant all the flowers John brought home from his brother’s greenhouse.  He spent 3 weekends helping with watering and other dubious  tasks.  I must say, I am quite pleased. With all the rain we have had in the past week or so, everything is lush and green.  I barely even had to water in the pots as rain fell almost immediately after I finished.

I takes a lot of time and thought to figure out which plants to put together into which pots.  And then I wonder if the flowers will keep blooming in the places I put them.  Our yard is quite mature, and some of my pot spots don’t get 6 hours of sun.  I always have to watch them carefully to get their full potential.  If they don’t do well in their original places, I move them to more appropriate spots.  Of course, my deck is very shaded and I am able to grow at least 2 flats of impatience around it.  This year they were quite leggy and I had to cut them back.  I planted them only 3 days ago and they are already flowering.  Such healthy plants…  Here are the pictures.

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Work in progress

Last summer, I think, I took part in Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun quilt along.  I was fun, it kept me sewing, and I won some Alphabities from posting all my progress on Flickr.  I completed the top but never got to the back.  I pulled it out a few times this past year, attempting to complete it.  I just never could find the right fabric for the back.

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But then I did.  Such cute daisies that go perfectly with the theme of the sampler quilt.  It even allowed me to piece the cute bonnet Lori made for the backing.  With red background, I think it looks great.  So I pieced the back with the bonnet and basted it last night.  Now all that’s left is to quilt it.  I’m going with some easy free motion pattern.

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I have one more work in progress before I can start a queen quilt for our spare bedroom.