Monday, April 22, 2013

H2H quilting and antisnow pictures!

Now quilting on the H2H. It's going along so nicely since I have the new walking foot! Just wavy lines down through the middle squares. I like the way it looks.

 Anti Snow pictures for all the Spring Challenged:

This is a lavender rose! (Also shown: the dripper hose = not a snake.)

Seeds on my Japanese Maple... it was only a couple of inches tall when we bought it for $1.49! - 13 years ago. (Now about 10 foot tall.)

Day Lily from a free root.

 Pink Geranium
 Vinca Minor, a ground cover... blue flower in the lover middle.
 Orange rose I started from a stem of a dozen purchased from Costco. I noticed that there was a sprout on one of the stems, so I experimented. It's been a little bush in a larger pot (that's the key, I think) for 3 or 4 years now. Blooms spring and fall.

Little pink on the side of the house.

Bush roses that came into my yard via #1 son. He took them (brown) out of a dumpster where he was working as a roofing supervisor. (He figured I could bring them back to life... You have to love it when your grown child still has some confidence in your knowledge.) He dug the holes. I applied rooting compound - the secret to my success.

Lavender - food throughout the year for my bees.

Princess Diana roses.

Don't remember the name of this beauty, but it starts out yellow and turns gradually pinker.

Yellow roses with chives blooming at its base.

and some of the reds - see the bloomin' CA type dandelions at their bases? Our d's have a much smaller leaf, stem and flower... meant to conserve water, I'd guess. I do love the extra color... been thinking about collecting the seeds and offering them as a devilish Halloween seed packet. See, I am a witch.
Hope all my peeps in the Midwest are getting Spring soon!