Sunday, June 07, 2009

Not much quitling

Sorry about the posting lapse...seems there was a price to pay for the all the energy I had last weekend and it was paid with the last few days in bed. Still...it was worth it!I have continued washing, sorting, and airing (though not usually in that order) the vintage blocks donated to our guild. These are going to be put into sets and sold on the silent auction table. These plates have some fun fabric in them and are over 20 inches across! They would be cute with some embroidery or applique done in the center or cut apart and used for arched borders (saw something like that in a Fasset book....) The problem with taking care of these blocks is I start planning projects with them....like I need more projects!
On a gardening note our daylillies are in bloom. I think it was General Lee who said "daylillies are the sign of a lazy gardener." Lots of color with little work...like there is something wrong with that?! I don't think they had as many varieties back then though. We have them in everything from pink fluffies to an very old double orange (given to my by a fellow quilter!)
I also have some very small apricot ones with sweet faces....

11 comments:

karenfae said...

the flowers are wonderful - I especially like that last one the apricot color. Hope you are feeling better.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Magpie Sue said...

Well call me a lazy gardener then! I won't have a plant in my yard that needs special attention or coddling. Day lilies rock!

Too bad you're so far from me. I'd be happy to help you out with your bindings :- )

Vicky F said...

My day lilies came under the fence from the neighbor's - how's that for lazy. I haven't lifted a shovel.
Vicky F

jovaliquilts said...

I am the world's laziest gardener! Love gardens, don't much care for gardening. You have some beautiful blooms.
Hope you feel better this week. You seem to keep busy even when you're laid up!

True Blue Nana said...

Your daylilies are wonderful. I think my first one will bloom tomorrow. I am waiting, not very patiently. I have one lonely bloom on my gardenia bush.

AnnieO said...

I ADORE daylilies for their cast-iron ability to grow and bloom no matter how much I neglect them. I am a terribly forgetful waterer and it doesn't rain here (So. California). My daylilies are mostly orange but I have a double orange and some maroonish and also yellows. They are so cheerful and make me happy. Love the antique blocks--I have some I inherited from my grandma. Someday I hope to do something with them...:)

KimP said...

Glad you are feeling better! My daylilies are blooming too . . .

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you are finding your second wind and are getting back on your feet.

Love the old blocks...I bet the fabrics are quite different to what we have now.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful flowers. I would think no flowers at all is the true sign of laziness.... that would be me!

*karendianne. said...

Intriguing fabrics there. Dig the double orange by the way. I love orange! :)

Sharon T in Lynden said...

I LOVE these day lilies! I have two clumps of the standard orange, but you have motivated me to search for more! Enjoying your blog.