Whee!!! These kaleidoscope blocks are...
This is one thing that I love about quilting—taking seemingly disparate fabrics and creating a mashup such as this. I like it more than any other part of the process. I think, in part, it's the element of surprise.
So, I don't have a concrete plan (i.e., anything worked out on paper or PC) with this quilt, or how I'm going to lay it out, or even how many blocks I need. I'm just going to keep making these and arranging them together, and we'll see what happens. I'm cutting the fabric as I go, block by block, and I'm really enjoying working that way.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
My flowers...meh. I had such high hopes for zinnias this year, but the varmints have succeeded in quashing that dream.
They even hopped up into my herb garden, which I planted in an old wheelbarrow. I am missing an entire row of...well, I don't know if it's oregano or basil, to be honest. I think the oregano is gone and what's growing there is basil, parsley, and cilantro (and a weed or two?). The damage wasn't done by chewing, but by disrupting the soil where they were planted. Ugh. Whatever, wabbits.
My friend Marie has such lush, thriving plants. These are just a couple of her beds (above/below this paragraph). Gorgeous!
I went out to water my geranium yesterday and this little guy was hiding in the pot.
He wasn't skittish at all, just sat and blinked at me, quietly. In fact, he stayed there all afternoon before finally deciding to move along.
My bloggy buddy Shay pulled out all the stops—as well as her good china—and had herself a high tea today. Now, I'm from Wisconsin, and we know beer and cheese, kuchen and crullers, but we don't know from tea. And high tea? Well, anything drunk at my personal altitude of 6'2+" is pretty high, so there ya go.
But in her honor, I baked scones. I have never before eaten a scone, much less made one, so this was some new territory to navigate. Throw in a few dietary restrictions (i.e., no gluten, dairy, or sugar), and what you have is a potential recipe for disaster.
Well, we Pyrex fanatics know that Pyrex makes everything taste better, so at least I had that ace in the hole!
The scones? I actually used this recipe, and they were all right. Not great, not good, just okay. I think using real sugar would have helped, but I used stevia. Anyway, I tried, and it gave me an excuse to take pictures of my Liberty of London teapot and mug from Target last year.
Full disclosure: I totally cheated on the tea. It's iced tea from the fridge. Hey, it was hot at some point in its past, so that counts, right?