Forsythia! One of those easy-to-grow plants that reminds me of my childhood, we had a couple large bushes in my backyard in Philadelphia. In 1981 we received a bush from our babysitter as a gift for the baptism of our youngest son, Andy. I have moved pots of it with us to every house since then and this is the grove we have of it now. My husband did a major cut-back of it last Spring and this is the result this past week. Our son has two plants of it at his home in St. Louis--it is a gift that keeps on giving.
I am eager to get back to this quilt:
|Ruffled Roses by Sue Garman for The Quilt Show BOM 2011|
Another work-in-progress that has slipped to the very back burner is this round robin piece I started in 2014:
My friends, Ellen and Sharon, and I often do a round-robin project, usually to commemorate a trip we've taken. This was begun in Paducah 2013. It's currently 35" square and I don't think this will become significantly bigger, not bed-size. I just have to study it a bit to figure out what it needs next--so I'm letting it stay up on the design wall so I can ponder the next step.
As I look at these, one reminds me of Spring and one of Fall, so they need to get done so I can have seasonal quilts to hang. I have a Christmas quilt that goes up December 1. And for summer I will have this one, when it's done:
This is basted and ready for quilting, a task I will complete this week.
A few years ago we repainted the living room from a plain light beige to this golden yellow:
Do you have a favorite color you use a lot, and one you rarely use? Do you even think about color? Of course you do, if you're a quilter.