Saturday, June 15, 2019

Binding and FLW

The outlining of the Waterlilies window cross stitch project continues.  With all of these Frank Lloyd Wright patterns, the outlining brings cohesiveness and meaning to the "blobs" of colour.  I will be working on this again tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching.

I made another 40 swap blocks this week...The picture above shows some blocks in progress--I did not take a picture of the finished blocks.  They will be swapped in July and August (June was already completed).  Just for fun, I calculated that it takes 3/4 of a yard of fabric to make 40 blocks...

We spent more time this week working on the gardens.  The mountain of mulch in my driveway has been shrinking over the last couple of days as we weeded, moved plants around and spread the mulch between the plants.  Hopefully, this will cut down on the weeding!  The garden on the right has been mulched but the one on the left was still not mulched.  All of the gardens are done now.  We need to add a stone edging to one last garden as our last big project for this year.

The planters are flourishing!   We have had lots (maybe a bit too much!) rain lately.

I love the purple speckled petunias!  The bubbling rock is up and running.  I like hearing the sound of the water when I am out in the yard.

Tonight, I added the binding to the batik jelly roll quilt I made in April. I had it longarmed by Julie with a dragonfly pantograph.

I have about half of the binding sewn down by hand and hope to finish this one off tomorrow.  There will be a blogpost showing it finished sometime early next week.

This beautiful white peony is growing in our backyard.  The plant was transplanted from my husband's grandmother's garden and has bloomed in spectacular fashion every year in our garden.  I love the hints of pink along the edge of some of the petals.   My husband remembers seeing the bushes laden with flowers at the farm where his grandparents lived.

I will link up with Kathy in the morning.


  1. Flowerbeds are lovely but they are a LOT of work. My peonies were beautiful for about 3 days but then the rain beat them down and the flowers deteriorated. Happy Stitching!

  2. your gardens look lovely! I would mulch more areas if I could get someone to deliver mulch by the truck load like I used to have years ago but that service was stopped and now I have to do it by the bag load

  3. That peony is spectacular with the tiniest bit of colour!
    I can't even image how much time you have spent creating those lovely gardens!
    Enjoy your slow stitching today!

  4. Your flowers are just lovely! I really miss the ability to grow them down in the heat where I live now. Enjoy the stitching today.

  5. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful things -- flowers, quilt, FLW X-stitch. All lovely!

  6. That peony is beautiful and a lovely reminder for your husband of his grandmother. Your garden is a real picture and worth the hard work! Love watching FLW develop.

  7. Your garden is amazing! So many beautiful flowers. For a pleasure to walk around and see the beautiful colors and feel the scent of the different flowers. Special peonies! I love them!