My hollyhocks are finally blooming! The purple flowers in the background are some of the foxgloves that are blooming now - and they're everywhere in my yard!
As promised, Random Number Generator picked a winner for the giveaway today.
And the winner is Audrey of Quilty Folk blog! I'll be contacting you for your snail mail address and will get the book in the mail to you as soon as possible, Audrey!
Recently my DH took a business trip to Taiwan. When he asked me what I'd like him to bring back for me, guess what I answered? Fabric, of course! Well, little did I know that it would be a big adventure for him! Long story short, it involved many stores, finding people that could speak some English (DH doesn't know Chinese), taxis and a lot of trust in strangers! Here are the directions he received from a shop owner to give to a taxi driver to get to where there was fabric to purchase:
And here is the beautiful fabric that he brought home:
|There is a yard of each fabric!|
|Look at the cool selvage!|
What an awesome gift! He's definitely a keeper. *grin*
Some other sights around my yard:
Last year's (or possibly farther back than that) hanging basket got put on the side yard, hanging from the fence. Whatever was in the basket died over the winter, and I hadn't gotten around to tossing the basket yet. Today I discovered that it's now a fern nursery! Yay! I love ferns. Now I have to find their permanent homes in my yard.
And in the back of the house, on the corner, is a bird's nest. She's not too happy when we're out on the back deck. I can't see her well enough to tell what kind of bird she is. We think perhaps some kind of sparrow. I have no idea if there are eggs or babies in there. Time will tell.
|the photo is straight, I can't pin things to the design wall straight!|
Here's what I'm working on lately. This is my Witch's Pantry from waaay back, when Lazy Gal Tonya was having the House, Home or Pantry Quilt Together. You can see my beginning on this here and here. I think this has "marinated" long enough. I