Friday, 21 August 2015
return to St Germain
This week I finished block no 3 of Mrs Beasley's Sampler quilt, most of it indoors, because the weather has been unpredictable; we had some nice days earlier in the week, but wet again since mid week. At least it is not cold.
Blocks no 1 & 2.
They all need a good pressing.
Block no 4 is yet to be published.
It has been a while since I did any work on the St Germain quilt; I think I needed a rest from all those leaves :-)
So I am now preparing the second part of the outer border.
I will try to mirror the first part as much as I can.
Our garden is 2 years old, and at last it is starting to attract more wild life.
By planting trees we made it easy for birds to visit; the blackbird and his young have actually stripped most of the berries from the young rowan tree already!
Some days, when the sun is out, the garden is buzzing with bees, and they particularly love marjoram and oregano in my herb patch.
Unfortunately the White Cabbage butterfly has made himself at home, laying his eggs and so leaving us with too many caterpillars.
But this beauty, the Red Admiral, is a pleasure to see, first time since we moved in.
I wish you all a busy stitching weekend!
Thank you for your visit.