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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ripping out the Bindweed

Yesterday morning it was 60 degrees and low humidity.  I put on long pants and long sleeves and went out to the front flower garden and attacked the Bindweed that was wrapping itself all around my bushes and getting into the air conditioner.  If you don't know what Bindweed is, it looks like Morning Glory and in fact is called wild Morning Glory.  It's a good thing I did it because it had wound itself into the air conditioner and I had to use tweezers and a piece of wire to get it out. 
While I watched the noon news I sewed some Bento Box blocks.  I had started this when I cut kits for my class a couple months ago.  I'm going to add in some of the new 2010 Kaffe fabrics.  Yes, I have purchased some.  Surprised???
Last night I watched the "Julie and Julia" DVD and made some more log cabin blocks.  I still have to add one more round to them.  I tried to convince myself that I wanted to quilt something yesterday, but piecing won out.

22 comments:

Cathi said...

I love the look of your new bento box blocks but can't wait to see more of the batik log cabins on your design wall. :)

Maarit said...

So beautiful log cabins. Colours are great!!! I also doing log cabin right now and the same idea that every piece are at different fabric. First it seemed quite too colourful but now my eyes are getting use to it.
You have found so harmonic colours at your quilt, it is "joy for eyes"
Greetings from hot and sunny Finland and Happy Quilting

Jackie said...

I think that piecing always wins out. I guess it is the thrill of creating something new. The bento boxes are just gorgeous as are the log cabins. Never heard of Bindweed, but I am sure that we must have some too. Sounds like a creeping sort of weed.

Clare said...

I loathe Bindweed. We've got far too much of the stuff for my own liking and it is impossible to kill off!

Like the look of those log cabins.

Gene Black said...

Wanda, I would be surprised if you DIDN'T buy the new Kaffe fabric.

Melody Johnson said...

Bindweed!!! Arghh! We used to call it Dastardly. We thought we were done with it but here we have something far worse, and it is everywhere...poison ivy.

Linda said...

Now I know the name of that awful weed we had at our last house. What a nice gift of 60 and no humidity in the morning! Send some of that our direction! Your blocks look magical!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

The Bento Boxes are great! Another pattern to put on my list.

I haven't encountered bindweed (or Creeping Jenny as we called it) in TN, but it was everywhere in South Dakota and Nebraska. Horrible stuff!

I'd welcome a morning of 60 and low humidity:)

Sequana said...

I struggled with that wild Morning Glory for years at one place we lived. You'd start to pull on a small amount of it, and before you know it, you'd have 100 feet of the darned vine! And no matter how you pulled it out, the roots always left just enuf of themselves to get going again.

You must have been out really early to get that kind of weather; it just gets worse and worse as the hours move on. My working time has been cut to almost nothing.

Marie said...

No 60 degree weather in sight around here - just heat and more high humidity.

Love the blocks - curious to see the final designs.

Muddling Through said...

60 degrees sounds like heaven from here. We won't get there again till October, probably. Since we're semi-tropical, things grow like wild - good and bad, so it is a continual job to keep out the bad. Controlled chaos.

Your log cabin blocks are so pretty. I don't blame you. It's more fun to work on the smaller stuff. :)

Cameron said...

When we moved into our place they had used Oregon Grape as decorative bush among large boulders no less. As Melody says, "Argh", Oregon Grape grows into a tree if you let it. There's no getting it out of the boulders. I did it to myself when I planted Creeping Jenny as a "cute ground cover." I can really sympathize with you.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like you got a lot accomplished without quilting. The blocks are lovely.

That morning glory can be so invasive. Glad you caught it when you did.

Lynda said...

Most quilters prefer to piece rather than quilt! I wonder why that is?

katquilter said...

Have I ever mentioned how aptly named your blog is? Just looking at your work soothes my soul. Your gardening pictures and narrative: icing on the cake!

hetty said...

I have battled with morning glory every summer for years. No matter how much I pull out, a bit of the root always seems to remain and it starts all over. Frankly I would be surprised if you hadn't bought any of Kaffe's new fabric. Love the Bento Boxes!

Anonymous said...

As always a treat to see your production. I truly live my quilting projects through you. ☺

I'm sitting here slurping on my smoothie while catching up with your posts. We too have had those 90 degree temps. I dashed to our Farmers Market and was there at 9:00 a.m. purchased nice greens for this weeks salads. Was home within the hour and then did all my watering and tidied up my gardens. It is 1:00 p.m. and

This smoothie tastes extra good on a warm day.

J~MT

karenfae said...

love the blocks and I have never heard of the flower you mention - I always dislike when the flowers go too wild and you have to get them under control - I did that once with English Ivy and finally had to get rid of it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Julia said...

The cool weather sounds lovely! Your log cabin blocks look great!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Looks amazing..cant wait to see it all put together...xx

Karen said...

You have the most amazing stash, your log cabin blocks are wonderful. They are so visually interesting.

anne said...

Wow I love your Bento Box blocks cannot wait to see it finished. What are the size of the strips as they look awesome. It is raining here and cold, it is after all winter, a great time to hand quilt. Happy Stitching