Monday, August 18, 2014

Progress on Flower Blocks and Orchard.

 I completed this flower block over the weekend so now have 12 finished. That's half.
 Here are the others on the floor in no particular order . ( the photo is showing me maybe too much Ming blue ? ) ( I am trying some apricot in the next block I have selected the fabrics for. )I have also put them where they will be positioned to see what colours need to be used in the blocks I have yet to make.
 I have made all the biggest size and most of the smallest size. I do realise I will be able to swap blocks of the same size around to get the best positions.
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 What about this for an unusual
colour for a hyacinth? I was given it by dinner guests on Friday night. There are 3 bulbs  in a pot. The heads are so heavy they keep flopping down. As soon as it is over I will plant it in the garden.
 Another gift I was given recently by a neighbour returning from Oman on holiday was this wrap and coin purse. The wrap is quite large an multi purpose.
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Last week the pruners finished the kiwifruit Winter pruning so now each fine day I am back spending the afternoon tidying up the vines. Cutting off tangles they left; old clips; stocking top ties and anything I think shouldn't be there. It is not difficult work just time consuming and a bit tough on the neck . I take the radio with me and the Winter sun has been warming and pleasant so I can think of many worse things to be doing.
   Yesterday afternoon I spent my time gardening - doing a big clean up on the bank beside the driveway down  passed the house. Pruning hydrangeas, shrubs , roses etc. it involved standing on a slope gripping with my toes. I filled 2 wool pack with debris to go under the avocado trees as mulch.  It all looks so much better for my being there but I was really tired after I mowed up the  residue - it's quite steep to push the mower.
 Today is fine again so back to it all...the washing will dry.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love your flowers - a real fantasy garden, for sure! Not as much hard work as real gardening either.

Raewyn said...

The flower blocks are lovely, as is the Hyacinth - such a gorgeous colour!

Sharon said...

Your appliqué blocks are gorgeous! That is really an accomplishment, and, no, there is not too much blue. The apricot color will be a perfect addition!

Pip said...

Love your Flower Garden blocks, I love blue so I don't think there is too much blue at all. Seeing the hyacinth has made me realise that spring is coming so I might get a hyacinth or two popping up.

pinewood said...

Love your applique quilt. Your garden is such an inspiration.