Monday, 12 July 2010

Honey Bees and Lilies

   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!


Annette said...

Beautiful petals on the lily and on your quilt block. I love what you are doing with it.

paulette said...

Wow!! LOVELY!!! You have my FULL attention...I want to see MORE!! ;o)

Karen said...

Hope you don't have far to drive to get thread. The type I like is only sold at a store about 15 miles from my house, so I can't go for just one spool. I try to stock up. I have even ordered online from a site that has nice threads.

Heather said...

The colours of your block look great together, and the design looks lovely... looking forward to seeing the completed quilt! Gorgeous lillies too! Hugs.

Myra said...

Always something amazing going on in your hands there M! Looking forward to seeing more! 8-)