I'm calling this 6 bindings in 2 weeks while actually the one I did by hand was worked on in spurts for 2 weeks before I finished all of the others. So, the top one was done by machine on June 12, the 2nd from the bottom finished by hand on June 13 (started May 29), and the other 4 all finished by machine in 5 days (June 19-23) this week. After all of that practice I think I can finish more by machine, especially the bed size ones. I have at least 4 bed size ones waiting to be quilted and I think that is the end of such large quilts. Lap quilts make better gifts. Most people want bed covers to match their bedrooms (as in decorating with a purpose) and I don't do custom quilts.
I went out last night while it was still light and took a few photos of blooms. This is some kind of perennial that was here when I moved here 39 years ago. It comes up all over the place, this group right in front of the gold mound spirea. If I were a neat gardener I would dig it out, but my gardens are pretty wild and tangled, partly because of the mosquitoes.
A friend gave me the Butterfly weed plant about 3 years ago and it has also reseeded in many places. This group will get dug up when it is done blooming and go to a friend who wants it.
I didn't plant the milkweed but I had mentioned to a friend that I wondered if it would grow in the shade garden. Shortly after that I found one growing in my front garden, mysterious appearance. Now there are about 7 of them and I'm going to try to relocate them.
Lunch with my friend and her husband was great and we walked around the downtown area in the town we went to high school in. Of course it is totally different after 53 years. In one of the stores we ran into a lady we went to grade school with from 1950-1954. I told her to say hi to her brother and sister for me also. It was a wonderful day.