Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 254 of 365

I found this plant under some trees at our first home (I didn't know what it was, it was so tiny and never bloomed) and have been moving bits of this plant to every home we have had (one move was to a different province in December). This year is the best it has ever looked (it is about 5' tall now) - I guess this is the right spot for it. I think it is a Siberian Iris.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 253 of 365

Although the frost looks pretty, I hope this will be the last frost, and I can plant the rest of the garden.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 252 of 365

I planted this lilac bush three years ago and this is the first year that it has bloomed.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 251 of 365

Nice to be doing some thing other than machine quilting - finally started this month's small quilt project.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 250 of 365

I finished the Double Wedding Ring quilt - it is a wedding present for my niece, and we gave it to her this evening (she is getting married next Saturday).

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 248 of 365

My oldest son skateboarding today - he landed the move too.

Another picture - I should have waited to plant, it is supposed to go to -2C tonight.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 247 of 365

I did some planting today. I hope I don't regret it - it is supposed to go down to 2C tonight.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 245 of 365

I figured what to quilt in the centres of the double wedding rings, and it is going well.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 244 of 365

We added a couple of feet to the front flower bed, added a tree and moved the perennials that were too crowded.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 243 of 365

A beautiful day to be outside (my oldest son is on the trampoline, my youngest son and husband are watching).

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 242 of 365

We went to my parents today, about 1+1/2 north from our home. It was cold and rainy, so I took a picture  through the window - Lake Winnipeg is through those trees (the building on the right is their garage).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 241 of 365

My son pulled this tree out today, the roots had rotted off. (The neighbour drains their sump pump in our yard and we have lost a few trees - we have asked them to stop, but no luck.)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 239 of 365

My oldest son makes supper every Wednesday, tonight it was salmon on the barbeque.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 238 of 365

A Goldfinch hit a window today and was laying unconscious on the front step. I warmed him in my hands for about 10 minutes (and admired his incredible beauty). I was so relieved when he eventually flew away.
The Goldfinches have just migrated back, and I saw the first one yesterday - a good sign that summer is here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 237 of 365

I planted all the seeds in the vegetable garden today (I think this is the earliest in the year I have ever planted).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 236 of 365

Prepared my next quilting project. This is a quilt that my mother and I pieced.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 235 of 365

We painted at my sister in law's today. She lives in a large metropolitan city, and this is the view from her condo. In the photo there are a few families of Canada geese (one family with 4 babies), a couple of mallards and some turtles basking on the log on the opposite shore. We also saw a ground hog, a rabbit and a pair of wood ducks.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 233 of 365

 Worked all day on a PDF, and instructions for a pattern on my blog (comes out tomorrow).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 232 of 365

A beautiful day  - my son and I did yard work this morning,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 231 of 365

Finished piecing a Double Wedding Ring quilt - it was much easier than I expected (lots of detail on my main blog).

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 229 of 365

Still sewing rings (for a Double Wedding Ring quilt), but at least all the fabric is cut now.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 228 of 365

I went to a great quilt show today - there are lots of pictures on my main blog.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 227 of 365

I have now sewn over half of the arcs that I need for the Double Wedding Ring quilt - it is getting easier.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 226 of 365

My nephew looked after a friend's dog on Monday, and today it was a friend's chicken. Of course we had to go visit.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 225 of 365

I started a new project, but I think it might be difficult.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 224 of 365

We had a lovely little sun shower this afternoon - the drops of water on the tree were like diamonds.