Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

3 days into spring, and it's certainly noticeable! All around the garden, there are little signs that the weather is warming up, and summer is approaching. It's nice to finally have some colour in the yard!

First, the ranunculus (I think...):

The nectarine tree I planted two winters ago; the quince is sprouting also, as are the peach and apricot:


Even my potatoes!

The cyclamens in their shady spot (notice the weeds!):


And some general garden colour:



Unfortunately, along with all the lovely flowers comes the increase in sneezing and general snuffiliness (is that even a word?)...


While I had the camera plugged in, I thought I'd better post a proper picture of the quilt that I gave my supervisor last week. This is the final product:


The quilt was made with two packs of Shangri-La charm packs, using the disappearing 9 patch method, which I initially discovered here. All I did was add a border to finish it off a little.

5 comments:

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Sara said...

What beautiful flowers! They are so pretty, and we are just coming into fall here so ours are all dying! I also love the quilt! Its beautiful too!

Teresa Porter said...

Hi Kate,
Gorgeous quilt. fabric choices are beautiful.

Bec said...

You must have a lovely green thumb, potatoes, beautiful flowers.....
You have done an excellent job on the shangri-la quilt. I love the disspearing ninepatch block.

Christine said...

Your Shangri-La quilt is lovely. I've been thinking of doing one of these disappearing nine patch quilts. Even keener after seeing your lovely version.
Christine