I'm not sure how or what I've done but my font size changed in the last few posts. I've tried to change it back so I'll see how it goes. At least large print is easy to read.
Apart from finishing a sample Saturday morning for Mamre House, I've done no other sewing. Haven't even thought about. All I can think about is my garden. Yes I know it is that time of year, but I think its largely due to this great blog, Barb emailed me. I haven't felt this enthused about my garden in a long time. It's more than just the beautiful warm weather, new buds forming and bulbs flowering, this blog reminded me of what I had set out to do when I planned the garden.
I am amazed at the resilient nature of some plants. This perennial wallflower just managed to hang in there last summer, surviving on only the little bit of rain we we had. And now its a mass of blooms. I've made a promise, this year I will trim it after flowering and give it some of the better quality mulch.
I purchased a pot of Dutch Iris bulbs at a school fete a few years ago for $1 and should have bought more! Another one of my favourite plants - rewarding me with beautiful blooms for no effort. If you look closely you can see the lemon balm poking through the rosemary. I do love plants that self seed and pop up wherever, but for me, lemon balm is almost a weed. If I didn't enjoy making a tea with it from time to time I would attempt to eradicate it all together.
And just in case your wondering where is the fabric?
Last week I purchased these beautiful shirtings with the gift voucher Helen gave me. I plan to use them in the Strawberry Stars quilt I started with Sue Ross. They will be perfect.