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August 13, 2021
Fun on Friday! from Humble Quilts

Dotti, I saved the claret strips for you but they are still sitting here. Do you still want them?

Everyone who has asked and paid for a block has a block in the mail to them. This turned out to be an international swap! Whoop! Whoop! Canada, Australia, Germany and France all will be participating. I hope the blocks arrive in a reasonable amount of time. 

It's not too late if you would like an antique block from me. Check it out HERE for more info. 

I had this lovely comment left on an older post about wool applique ...

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July 14, 2021
Sum..Sum.Summertime! Summer Sampler.. from Humble Quilts

I finally got around to opening my July sampler from Two Thimbles! The fabrics are Petite Perennials by Annette Plog. She has a new book out as well. These particular fabrics will not be available from Two Thimbles until August, unless you are on her sampler program. 

These 2 are my favs from this month.

Now that the crazy heat wave is gone we are back to normal summer weather. This is tolerable! Here on the high desert we cool down at night and have lovely mornings. 

And since the sampler was Petite Perennials I thought I'd show you ...

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June 16, 2021
Scrappy Quilts, Scrappy Life from Humble Quilts

I mentioned to Lizzy that I should do an outdoor post about what is growing in my garden. Late spring is peak because the long hot days haven't arrived yet and plants are enjoying lovely days sprinkled with bouts of rain.
I realized my garden style mimics my quilts! Free flowing, humble and scrappy! 
Feel free to scroll past all the flowers to the video at the end of this post. 

Instead of dirt or weeds we planted wildflowers. Flax is always dependable. 

And yarrow, which is natural to this area. 

These lupine are natural to the area as ...

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May 7, 2021
"She" tried!!! from Appalachian Quilts

We got hit with a surprise snow.  Mother Nature was up to her usual tricks of trying to put a bump in my road.  Usually if your trees or veggies have put out buds, you will lose them.  It has caused many a farmer concern about how much fruit they will lose.  Not the case in my strawberry bed.  Look at all the blooms!

As the saying goes, it was like these strawberries said "here, hold my beer".  I was a tad anxious when I went out to check them, but all is well.  They need thinned AGAIN!  I'm ...

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September 2, 2020
Make it "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" from Humble Quilts

I read Janet's post HERE and thought it was so timely. Let's spread some neighborhood love!
It really is up to each one of us to make a difference however we can in the world. Let's stop judging each other & putting each other down. 
Let's spread some LOVE!
I'm committing to being proactive about it. Will you join us? Let's make it a movement. 

Around my house today... 

I'm so thankful for plants that pretty much take care of themselves!! I used to be more of a gardener, now I'd rather not ...

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July 17, 2020
Central Oregon Flora from Humble Quilts

I shared Fauna earlier this week, and I was spraying my flowers with stinky deterrent to keep the fawns from snacking too much and thought I'd share what's in bloom around my house. It's a mixed bag- kind of like my quilts. 
I was also playing with the "portrait" setting on my iphone.  
 These self seed and grow like weeds. 

I have lavender, lavender, lavender. Deer proof and spreads like crazy!

 I have an area out front with a variety of wildflowers, including Ratibida Columnifera known as Mexican Hat.
Such a charming sweet flower.


Saw this ...

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February 29, 2020
Oops! I did it again! from Appalachian Quilts

(Now I can't get that song out of my head!)

I told you I was going to need an intervention, but you didn't believe me.  The thing about being a gardener is you sit all winter and wish it was spring/summer.  You plan for all the things you will grow.  You plan for all the new things you have never tried.  You think about past successes and failures.  Then those seed catalogs start coming.  You envision your garden somewhat like this:

Of course, yours never quite makes it to this status.  (and if yours does, KUDOS!)  They ...

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