Saturday, May 20, 2017

Backing chosen...........

A friend came over yesterday to bake a rhubarb/strawberry pie in my oven.  Yes, she left 2 pieces for me......yummy!!!  While it baked we went down to the basement to look for a backing for my purple quilt top (By the way for those who didn't catch the link in yesterday's post, here is the link for the book with the pattern and a photo of the ruler laying on the book).  We went through my stack of purples first and found a couple that could work.  Then we went to the big boxes of large yardage for backings.  There were 2 that had purple in them and I think this was the best one we found.  Now I just need some energy and enthusiasm to finish it.  Yesterday was a gloomy rainy day and I really didn't do much of anything.
Here are some more photos from the back garden a couple days ago.  I bought 2 hanging pots of wave petunias for a spot of bright color out there.  They have started to relax and hang over the edge since this photo.







This is an area where I planted about 20 hostas that I had in pots last year.  I added the 2 in the top left from my sister-in-law a few days ago.  I have added one more since I took this photo.  By the end of summer the area should be filled out.  I need to get some pavers and lay a path between them while they are small.

9 comments:

Gene Black said...

Some days we just need rest time. Gloomy days are good days to just rest.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I find it nerve racking to looking for backing. Yesterday, I continued searching for backing for a quilt that has embroidered butterflies on the front, and had a hard time figuring out to piece appropriate fabrics. Then I worked trying to find fabric for the stalled kaleidoscope and conceded that I have to make new blocks because I can't find fabric to make the other blocks bloom. Good thing it was chilly yesterday and the only sweating was mental.

Synthia said...

I can't imagine a day when you didn't do much of anything! You are one of the most productive women I've come to "know". You inspire me every day!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

nice to get the rewards of someone else's baking - the pie and the smell all over the house - baking pie has such a wonderful scent! - I envy you the rhubarb - I have tried repeatedly to plant it here and although it might last a couple years it always dies - the summers are just too hot - you rarely ever see it sold fresh in the early spring/summer or even frozen

Hedy Hahn said...

I rested most of yesterday but did make a yummy bread pudding using parts of two recipes, it turned out perfect. We've also had rain, a small storm this morning so everything is saturated and the skies are overcast. More rain expected later on and tomorrow. Your hosta look great, many different varieties. I really like the medium green with white edges in my gardens.

Needled Mom said...

Oh yum....that pie sounds delicious.

Those petunias make such a lovely spot of color in the garden.

Kristin said...

I love this wavy purple quilt - a lot of movement going on there! It sounds like this was hard to make (re: your comments yesterday).

The rhubarb/strawberry pie sounds delicious. I love rhubarb but hardly ever eat it.

Love all your garden shots, especially the hostas. I love hostas, but we have deer here that love to eat them. Unfortunately, they like to eat lots of plants that I like, like day lilies.

JJM said...

A friend that brings over a strawberry rhubarb pie to bake in your oven. How lucky can you get ? ! (*._.*) Then to go through your stash searching for the best backing for your purple top. What a fun day it had to be even if it was gloomy.

I want your heart stand... it must have been custom made ? Just love it and perfect for your back yard garden.

JJM

margaret said...

pie sounds delicious, I so love the quilt and will be ordering the ruler to have a go myself. Your garden is going to look so beautiful with all you are doing, can you come over and do mine too please?