Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Gardener Friends

I went to visit my friends for our first Fall/Winter Garden Club get-together last week.
Look at the group in my car!
(for a better peek into the car, click on the photo!)

You might have recognized Gardener Gladys and Susan Scare-the-Birds in the backseat.
Here's a post about how Gladys has helped me in the garden from July 16, 2009.

Susan has appeared in several fun posts (and outfits). Here are a couple of them "in action!" One from July 22, 2008 - a meme about Garden Whimsey, again on August 19, 2008 and one a couple of days later on August 21, 2008.

Perhaps you remember Thoroughly Modern Mona from a couple of earlier posts: Her introduction first of May 30, 2007, and her questionable gardening abilities in the second on February 15, 2008.

This photo was taken October 20 while we worked.
All three ladies observed and critiqued as we gardeners each began an attempt
at bringing to life more Gardening Friends. :-)

This past Monday, a few more of my friends gathered at my house, some of whom decided to attempt a friendship with a gardener, too. As before, Gardener Gladys, Susan Scare-the-birds, and Mona watched as we worked.

I was sorry I didn't get photos of this second group, but we'll be back at it in a couple of weeks. I'll be updating! :-)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Update on the Crazy Quilt

Sixteen Blocks

And quite a number yet to go...
but it's Very Fun!

Monday, October 12, 2009

One More Twin Quilt!

This one is for grandson Hayden!

It's a Crazy Quilt, but I'm doing it with a "pattern."

As you can see, the blocks are printed on muslin.
You just lay the pieces of fabric (face down) on the block, sew the seam, trim it and press. You lay the next piece face down on the previously sewn piece(s) and sew one more seam, trim it and press. Etc. :-)

I've just laid the first 8 blocks onto a piece of blue fabric to help visualize what it might look like with "sashing" between the blocks.

I hope no one expects it by Christmas...
but I'd like to make that a goal.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nursery Mural Update

Just a little more updating on Saturday...

The yellow stripe in the rainbow received its first coat. ;-)

The goldfish and bears are entering the scene... as well as the frogs and mushrooms.

Just who is painting what? We're not telling... ;-) My friend Sara and I are having a great time, though! Click here for links to other update posts.