So the scraps have gone from this....
To this..... All pinned, ready to quilt
I have had an enormous amount of fun with these 3" squares - no two squares are the same! Here are some cute red and blue birds:
Autumn leaves and animal prints:
A Halloween print, with just a bit of pumpkin peeking in there
Aboriginal prints, autumn leaves and bricks
And finally, Japanese fish print and Noah's Ark animals. That's by no means all there is, but I don't want to bore you. Aren't they fun?
Our garden has been a bit boring for the last few weeks. After the first flush of Spring flowers, all we had was foliage, albeit some pretty foliage. This past week or so there have been copious quantities of rain, and it seems as if all the summer flowering shrubs have decided to flower. Here is the very first Gardenia. It is right outside my workroom, so when the door is open the heavenly scent wafts in.
We also have a lot of Hydrangea bushes, most of them white or light blue. I spent some time through winter pruning and feeding them, and the rewards are a gazillion buds, just starting to bloom.
Amongst them though are a couple of Lacecaps. Aren't they pretty? The outer ring of flowers is white, and then the inner circle is quite dark blue once it is fully open.
The Agapanthas are just beginning to flower as well. Ours are blue, with some white ones too. The name means "love flower" in Greek! I love them. They are such tall elegant flowers. I don't generally cut flowers, as I like them to live to their full life span in the garden for all the passers by to enjoy. I just hate the thought that they die for my own selfish pleasure in a vase.
For some reason this little Plover has decided to take up residence in and around our garden. They are water birds really, but he doesn't seem to want to be down on the waterfront. He doesn't have a mate, and walks his lonely days on the road in front of our house, or on the grass verges on each side. Just as well we live in a quiet street - here he is in the middle of the road having a little doze. Not long after I took this photo, our neighbour drove in, and slowed right up until Mr Plover moved on. Good to know we have such nice considerate people around (*grin)
And here is my current pride and joy - a brand new kettle which arrived yesterday. So shiny, you can see my reflection as I take a photo of it!
The colour of the kettle is a match for the tiles on the splashback we have had put into our new kitchen.
Yesterday my beautiful daughter dropped in after school drop off. She brought a Gluten Free Christmas Cake for me. It is an absolutely scrummy, yummy, groggy bunch of goodness. I am blessed.
I am planning to link this post up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at Soscrappy. And the Show off Saturday linky at SewCanShe. And also at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure. Why not pop over and check out some of the other blogs linked up?
Til next time.....Keep on stitching