Maybe it was this clump of Daffodil Taurus that inspired me to make my next appliqué block. ( they have 2 equilateral triangles offset one in front of the other and come out lemon and white, then turn salmon/ apricot coloured and white )
This is the first touch of apricot colour I am introducing into my zany flower blocks. The stem is only pinned here as I am hand sewing stems down. I have another blue block almost finished. I have been using tissue paper as a reinforcer behind these and have found it works better and pulls away later far easier than shop bought stabiliser. ( it is free - I keep it and iron it flat when I get it in parcels around purchases etc. ) So not much sewing progress.....I have instead been spending time in the garden. Lots to do there, but the perfume of freesias and jonquils make it pleasant.
Yesterday I visited my local garden centre and as always came home with lots of purchases. Possibly the best value for money was all these ( 7 ) pansies for $10. Instant colour. I replenished my supply of slug bait or the pansies would be a wasted purchase.
I have lots of planting to do now but that is part of gardening I like .
On the orchard things are ticking along. The important spray went on the dormant kiwifruit vines in ideal conditions.
A friend helped R put 2 new sheets of long run roofing iron in the spillway below the dam as a hole had worn through the old ones ( quite a tricky job but neither of them missed their footing and landed in the creek - thanks Brian )
We are picking the first few oranges which are starting to taste sweet...a little early but need testing as lots are falling off.
I have planted radish seeds and a few hopeful snap peas both of which prefer cooler soil conditions