Friday, 25 April 2008

quilts and gardens

As you see I'm 9/16ths through doing the middle of this quilt. Strangely I can quilt all day without my neck aching but this process means I have to stop every 1/2 hour or so. I love the way these spin.I bought seeds for the garden yesterday these are the fully hardy plants. I'll just scrape the soil and sprinkle them around. I find this a totally magical process. This is the first time I've seen the California poppies in a single colour other than orange. And these special Kew purple Godetia make my mouth water.

These are the half hardy ones, so they shall have to wait until mid May to be sprinkled about. If I could be bothered I could grow them in pots first and then plant out, but waiting is just so very much easier.

And I've treated the local birds to this bird feeder. The top is about 9' high so they should be safe from the cat and I'm hoping the blessed squirrels can't get up there.


  1. I am mesmerized by your feathers; they are gorgeous. Call me an "idiot" but exactly what is the process for doing the feathers; all hand work, is it applique or a pattern. It is breathtaking, keep up the great quilting. Good luck with your flower seeds!

  2. I love the way they spin.
    I've never seen California poppies in other colors.

  3. Hi Sally

    Sure hope you will be entering your feather work in the Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork- their theme is feathers.

  4. I'm trying to picture you shinning up that bird pole to refill the feeders(g)........