THE NICHE OF A QUILTER, READER, PET LOVER, AND GARDNER

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spring Break Quilting And Gardening

I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Feb. 21st. Time is going to fast for me. The school where I work will have all of next week for spring break and I am so looking forward to it. I am progressing nicely with my quilting and I better finish during that week off. Tonight I went to the book store and bought two new quilting magazines and an audio CD with a 15% off coupon. The name of the audiobook is Home to Big Stone Gap. I'll let you know how it is. I am so hooked on audio books. I just load them into my Ipod attach it to my ears and start quilting away. I usually get them at Half Price Books because audio books can be pricey. Oh, I would like to know what kind of quilting needles you guys like to use for any of you who hand quilt. I have a bad habit of getting about four different brands, thread four needles and then not remember which one is from what brand. I do that all the time. For the first time in a long time I finally went out to my backyard to do some gardening. The weather here has been in the 60's and it's just beautiful. I pruned my roses and fed them. I have several Angel Trumpet cuttings that need to go in the ground so I am planning on where to put them. I have a yellow one and had been wanting a pink one for a long time. When I found out one of my son's friend's parents had one I told him to try and get a cutting. He was sweet enough to remember to do so right before he went to Arizona. I let my hubby do all the planting since he's the one with the green thumb. I'm good with roses and herbs, but everything else just dies on me. Which reminds me I have to go herb shopping next week. I want to make a hypertufa elephant ear bird bath this summer. I even grew some elephant ears just for that purpose. Off to some more quilting.

6 comments:

Vicky said...

Beautiful trumpets. I don't think I've ever seen the pink ones!

Ati. said...

Hi, thanks for your comment, I have had a look at your Flickr page and I love the both the purple/pink quilts. The 5 point star quilt also looks great.

Morah said...

Love the trumpet plant. They look like they take up a ton of room. Are you in east Texas? I'm in south Texas and wondering if this style trumpet rather than the vine type would work for me?????

Linda_J said...

Are these out already at your place?? We were given some sticks to try to root but the bark just split and they looked like they had fungus all over them. We pitched those but the Confederate roses sticks did well. DJ just planted them last week so cross your fingers!

Shelina said...

I took a quilting class, and she recommended a size 11 needle. She said the smaller the better. It takes a little while to get used to using such a small needle, and I hate that you can only get a few stitches on the needle before you have to pull, but it gives you more control that way.

Chrissie said...

wimThank you for your comment! I just love your trumpet plant - I'm always surprised when things turn out as advertised. When you make your bird bath, I'd love to see how you do it. Take care!