Sunday, July 8, 2018

24 of 35 blocks.................

I had these blocks up on a single design wall in the basement where the lighting isn't great and I am ready to move them over to a double wall.  I got the last block sewn but haven't pressed it yet.  I mowed the grass instead of turning on the iron.










This milkweed plant had fallen over and I was just about to grab it and pull it out when I noticed a Monarch caterpillar munching away on the end of a leaf. I have about 12-15 milkweed plants here and there in the front garden and didn't see any activity on the others.

I was late planting my Canna but it is growing pretty fast.  We have had 2 beautiful low humidity days after that streak of tropical humidity.  Today is supposed to be warmer but still low humidity.









I also planted 2 Elephant Ears.  I think they will be 2 different kinds but I'll have to wait to be sure.

11 comments:

Lesley Gilbert said...

I had to google to remind myself what a Monarch butterfly looked like. It seems ages since I saw any butterflies, especially in my little garden. I have lots of friendly bees visiting so I must be doing something right.I have some small Buddleia ready to flower which butterflies are supposed to like - time will tell. My Fuchsia are starting to flower - I love that they flower right through to Set/Oct, depending on the weather. It's so hot here now and no rain for a few weeks so we are heading for water restrictions. Your garden is looking pretty as always :)

Hedy Hahn said...

Your quilt top is just beautiful. I’m sure you will tweak it more till it’s perfection. Had two cooler days here and it’s heaven. Bought coral bells at Walmart for 87 cent each plus a gorgeous gerbera daisy for $1.39. Some of their plants were almost totally dead.

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

love your blocks and little by little they get done, it is always amazing how fast a quilt can grow by making 2 or 3 or however many a day in between other things.

Debbie said...

The quilt is beautiful. I always love seeing your garden.

WhiteEagle said...

Milkweed is a Monarch 's primary source. Unfortunately farmers now eradicate milkweed on the borders of the fields. I am unable to find a source for seed so if you know where it's available please let me know. We ha e 1-1/4 acres with half of it a a Wildlife Sanctuary. I have so many wild birds and bees but only the occasional butterfly. My front yard has six butterfly bushes that get so so attention from butterflies. Love your latest quilt.

JJM said...

Great Sunday post. Was happy to see so many blocks up on your wall and am anxious to see the grand finale on this one.

Glad your humidity is low today. Makes for a beautiful summer day.

JJM

Ursula Decker said...

First time reader of your blog. I really enjoy the different things you
Talk about and take pics of. I will continue to read your blogs so don't
Stop. They are fun reading thanks ursula@telus.net is my email

Dolly said...

That quilt top is looking wonderful.......even dimensional. Nice job !

Charlotta said...

Wow! I’ve enjoyed eeeing how the individual blocks were developing, but had no idea you had that many! Hey look amazing together.
I also meant to congratulate you on your impressive anniversary! I’m sure happy that you’re still enjoying the blogging experience, and hope you’ll continue for a very long time. I haven’t followed you from the beginning, but ever since I “discovered” y9h, I’ve been a faithful follower and never miss reading and enjoying a post. Though I’m fefinitely not a gardener and know frighteningly few of the plants and flowers you post about by name, I also very much enjoy that aspect of your blogs. I regret that I haven’t been a very active commenter this summer - and you really don’t have to reply to every single message from me when I do comment! - I’ve been traveling, in Denmark for three weeks. And while I’ve still read your posts, it’s often been on a strange schedule, not necessarily close to when they were written because I didn’t have online access the entire time I was away.
Since being back from Denmark, I’ve also been busy planning and getting ready for an upcoming two week trip with my husband to South Africa! Yes, I’m finally going to get to see zebras in the wild and can’t tell you how excited I am! E leave on the 21st of this month and will spend one week in Cape Town and one week on safari in Kruger National Park! So I’ll be off line for a while again, then.
But I will read all your posts eventually.
So thank you again, for freely sharing all you do and for doing so many amazing and exuberantly beautiful works of art with the world!

MissPat said...

Your blocks are beautiful as always. Can't wait to see the finished top, although I know there will be some tweaking along the way.
I've left the milkweed growing in my front garden for the last few years, but haven't had any monarchs feeding. The neighbors across the road have had some last year and this year. In fact they got to see the eggs being laid but miss the chrysalis stage.
Pat

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

As always, I love your blocks!