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July 29, 2019
Late July in the Garden from From My Carolina Home

Cool temperatures last week made sitting on the veranda a daily ritual in the morning and evening. More flowers are blooming and the landscape changes almost daily.  The camera was at the ready as pollinators made some appearances on the flowers, like this little guy on one of the geranium blooms.  I think it is a moth of some kind.

July in the Garden at

The penstemon has grown tall, and the flower heads so heavy they were starting to fall over.  I put a tomato cage around it to hold them up.  This one was leaning on the brick wall before I did that ...

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August 31, 2018
Moroccan and Maple Leaf Quilts from Charm About You

It's back to work around here and, before I shower you with talk of the new makes, I want to share these quilts I made earlier this month. These featured as part of a 'trip around the world' theme on Sewing Quarter.

This design has a Moroccan tile influence, the colours and patterns give a rich jewel vibe too. The pops of pink add another dimension and create an interesting pattern themselves. It's a simple block I created using Creative Grids rulers. An important step in my quilt making process is to lay out all the blocks before ...

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