Since I have been tending my vegetable garden and flower gardens in between (among other things) making journals up in my studio I decided I would show you, literally, journals between photos of my flowers. After I uploaded the photos I realized that the flower colors matched the journal covers that I had chosen, this was NOT planned so it must be the colors I'm in tune with right now. I have been
stealing getting rhizomes, bulbs, and plants from many people lately (no, I'm not afraid to ask people to give me some when they thin their gardens... what's the worst they could do? Spit on me, tell me no? exactly) so it's nice to see them bloom the next year. Last fall I brought back some lilies from my sister's house and they are gorgeous right now! I am anxious for my gardens to be full of plants, but for now I enjoy the single blooms when they occur. Here is the purple lily that just bloomed this morning:
This is one of the small quilt squares I had done a while back and posted. I made several in different color schemes. I knew they would be worked into books some day and they certainly were. This is the Purple and Green Gratitude book:
This pink lily has already fallen off (it only lasted a couple of days) but was beautiful while it lasted. It is also one from my sister's yard:
A second flower quilt cover, this one in pink and yellow and is tagged Remember
I have been working hard at saving my hollyhock plants this summer. They were planted from seed last summer and this year they are blooming. They have yellow, light pink, and darker pink blossoms and have grown over 7 feet tall already! This is the very first flower:
I adapted an idea I saw on Pinterest to make little notebooks using index cards, fabric, and my Bind-it-all machine. I made a several from 3X5 cards first and here is the brightly colored Crown Notes book:
Lastly, here are 3 of the many orange day lilies I have planted in several gardens. These are in the front near the hollyhocks (and in between are mammoth sunflowers that will be awesome when they bloom later this summer!). The plants are not as tall as the hollyhocks, but are still as tall as me. I got lots of lilies from the plants this year.