I’m still having fun playing with my Fresh Cottons . . .
little appliquéd petals are finding new, permanent homes. I love these blocks! They will go with the ones that I was working on earlier in the week . . . the pile is growing.
Now I’ll need to make a trip to the thread store and get some more matching thread for this project. This seems to be a regular occurrence lately – I start a new appliqué project and end up not having the right tones of thread. Oh, well – another shopping trip to a fabric store . . . hard times!
The deer have been visiting our garden over the weekend and we’ve lost all of our lettuce and Swiss chard . . . so far they have left the romaine lettuce and the lilies behind. Someone mentioned that they do love to eat the lilies and that was the first thing I checked when we got back to the yard. About three years ago I bought three special lilies from the Lily Nook in Neepawa, Manitoba and I just remembered that it is usually about this time of year (July 23-25) that Neepawa hosts the Lily Festival. I love the three lilies that I bought – the pink one is just coming into bloom and the yellow one is seriously ready to burst forth in the next day – the orange ones shown here have been in bloom for a couple of days – not your normal tiger lilies are they? Of course the yellow one is the one I can’t wait to see bloom – I sure hope the deer leave all of them alone!
Oh, by the way, Neepawa also has a quilt show as part of the Festival. Might be worth a trip – lilies and quilts!