Wow! I can't believe that it is July already!! Sorry for the mini vacation. I have been busy: gardening, redecorating, sewing, summer homeschooling D#2, canning, needle felting, painting and just plain old relaxing. Here's a couple of pictures of the yard.
Cherry tomatoes always go crazy in the whiskey barrels.
Pretty gladiolas after a rain. They remind me of my Mama and Papa. He always grew them for Mama and would bring them in from the garden for her.
I loooovvvvee my gardenias. I have two bushes that are about 9 years old. They bloom throughout the summer.
Garden. See the corn that the squirrels planted. I have planted corn for years and can't get it to grow above 2 feet and look at how big the squirrels' corn grew-at least 4-5 ft. I believe that it has 2 ears on it.
Gladiolas, cucumbers, & sunflowers.
Pretty day lilies.
My beautiful butterfly garden. The black eyed Susans outdo themselves every year. It is a huge plot of them, about 6 foot x 14 ft and just full of the black eyed Susans. The butterflies, bees, goldfinches and other insects just love them.
Pot of flowers covering a pump we had to install to keep the area some what dry.
My neighbor got a little round-up happy and killed half of the butterfly garden. He sprayed the weeds along the fence and in their strawberry patch. When it rained soon after he sprayed (probably that afternoon) it washed down into my butterfly garden. But, I planted some zinnias, marigolds, morning glories and a few mystery seeds in those bare spots. Hopefully the b-e-Susans will make a comeback next year. Can you see the clump of weeds in the bottom left corner. The b-e-susans had choked all the weeds out but since there are some bare spots this year the weeds went crazy. They have all been removed now.
Another pot covering up a pump.
Little gnome all spruced up.
I believe this day lily is called a "tiger lily".
Canna after a rain.
Dr. Seuss quilt. This year I did the quilt a little different. We had 22 kids and I really didn't want to make 22 blocks. That would have been one huge quilt. I used a jelly roll (assorted Dr. Seuss strips of fabric) to make it. The children were so sweet and I just love their hand prints! I machine embroidered each name under the hand print. You do have to be organized while doing this. I used masking tape to label each child's hand print until I was able to embroider his/her name.
Each child signed their name to the label.
Back of quilt. I pieced the back using all the leftover solid scraps. I love to use up all the fabric and not have any left over.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Keep those fingers busy,