Monday, July 13, 2015
Mid Summer Catch Up
I don't know about you but it feels like summer is flying by!
I have been super busy and am anxious to get back to "normal" life which includes blogging. Between my family, gardening and cleaning up my home (and computer issues)I have squeezed in some sewing and will show you what I have been up to later this month.
Some bee friends asked me to show them how to make hexagons the other day. After they left I got to thinking how cool one would look with Halloween themed fabrics. Well great minds think alike because one of my friends is making one too. I will get a picture of it and show it to you.
As you can see they are not all quilted down yet.
These are some of my favorites. I realized right away you need some not so crazy ones along with the fussy cut ones or none of them stand out.
My gardens are doing well and my pots are doing great! I love this color combination. I think that is part of the fun doing plants in pots, experimenting with different ideas. Tip.....as I break of my coleus to keep it in check, I stripped the leaves off 4" down from the bottom and just stuck it into a pot. All the coleus you see above came from those cuttings.
I love the purple oxalis, it adds a lot to all the green.
The lime green in the shade is awesome. These all get morning sun and a little late day sun.
I have fallen for geraniums as well, the had fallen off the "I want these for my garden" list for the past few years.
I completely replanted my front garden and put in some interesting shrubs and plants. This hibiscus is huge! The color is a dark purple which looks a little washed out here.
I have been adding more red into the garden and love these coneflowers.
I don't think I ever noticed before that the little buds in the center were a blueish gray. Mother nature gets her combinations just perfect every time.
That concludes our garden tour!
I will be back soon. I was sent some goodies to do a giveaway. Stay tuned.
I have also joined the masses and am on Instagram. It really is easy and way more fun than Facebook. I am under Pinkadotquilts. You have to download the app to your smart phone or you can do it on the computer but the phone is the way to go.
See you soon!