Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
The existing red raspberry bushes are filling out nicely.
We started some new red raspberry plants last year, and they're doing well too. The rhubarb plants at the end of the row are filling out, and we've taste-tested some in rhubarb pies -- Yum!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
After Bill relocated her to back gardens, I was able to see that she had created a pretty good-sized nest.
We can see three large eggs, but didn't want to disturb them to see if there were more underneath. We covered the nest, and will have to wait a couple of months to see if the babies make it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Jack Frost with its cute tiny blue flowers
Friends Monica and Anne came to help with all the weeding in the perennial beds.
In the process of spading around the plants, we unearthed a clump of baby snapping turtles.
Monica named this one "Fred" and took him home with her since he's not even 2 inches long.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
I've had these pictures ready to post for awhile.
Even though the flowers are gone now, I wanted to show you my favorites from our daffodil garden.
The gold one with the bright orange is at the top of my favorites list.
And these small white ones with gold centers (usually 3 flowers on a stem) are a close second.
This is the azalea bush in front of the house.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Studio Art Quilt Associates web site offers on-line galleries, and this month's mini-gallery, titled "Matrix", includes my quilt, Purple Sunset.
MJ Russell, the guest curator for this month's gallery, states that "My left brain loves order, grids and structure, and many of these pieces initially called me from this perspective. Yet my right brain loves it when the matrix begins to slip, becoming slightly askew . . . so I was delighted to discover other images that dissolved into mystery and intrigue from a less structured base."
Link to Gallery - "Matrix"
List of selected artists:
Carol Ann Waugh
Dianne Vottero Dockery
Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix
Jean Wells Keenan
Meiny Vermaas-van der Heide
Phil D. Jones
Susan Webb Lee
Friday, May 18, 2012
Two more quilts that I finished recently are being shown for the first time at the Wayne County Coucil for the Arts in Newark, NY.
This is Whirlpool in its late stages of being sewn together.
And this is Whirlpool after it was quilted..
(44h X 43w)
The Icicles quilt started as two pieces, and I was planning to finish them as a diptych.
Here's the other half after it was quilted.
And this is the finished quilt. After I quilted both pieces, I decided to put it together as one piece.
(47h X 82w)