Thursday, May 11, 2017

Retirement Gift and Donation Quilts

I've been a bit lazy about taking pictures, so I went out between rain showers this morning to do it. They aren't as lumpy as they look--the fence I hung them on is overgrown with vines!


The first is a D9P(Disappearing Nine-Patch)--a retirement gift for a friend. Her favorite color is brown. I pieced the back with extra blocks--I always have extras!

D9P--66" x 66"





D9P (pieced backing detail)

D9P (detail)








These two pinwheel quilts will be for donation. Though yellow and orange aren't my favorite colors--they are favorites for others.


Yellow Sashed Pinwheel--60" x 60"




Orange On-Point Pinwheel--58" x 58"

Orange On-Point Pinwheel (detail)





Now to get them washed. My washer and dryer should be delivered this afternoon--YAY!

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 111 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction UFO Progress.




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Flowers

The rain has finally stopped, though everything is still soggy. The yard needs some clean-up, but I wanted to share a few flower pictures--so, pardon the wild overgrowth!


I have a fence covered with Rambler roses--they will get some pretty severe pruning when the blooming is done.











My Asian dogwood is blooming, too.








Some roses (other than the Ramblers) as well.

Candyland

Aperitif

Night Owl



My peonies are just beginning to bloom. Here are a couple of them.









Our hot water heater is repaired--YAY!  Thursday, we will take delivery of a washer and dryer. We will wait for Memorial Day sales for the deep freeze. The furnace controller will have to wait a bit, but we won't be needing it soon, so that's okay.


The basement still needs a bit more clean-up, but we are making progress. Thanks for all the kind words from readers about the flooding mess--I appreciate you.