Saturday, June 18, 2011

What's blooming in my garden

Purple Coneflowers


Tovara, it isn't blooming but the foliage is just gorgeous.

Alpine Lamb's Ear - Stachys 'Hummelo'


I harvested my first tomatoes this past week.  I am also harvesting onions and zucchini.


Until next time,

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Frogs and Flowers

It has been frog world around this garden.  The frogs crock us to sleep each night. 

This little guy looks like he is jumping through the air when really he is on the sliding glass door peaking in at me. 

This one was inside the swimming pool fitting that connects to the pump.  It is a good thing my husband looked inside before making the connection.  This froggy would have been a goner. 

Knock out roses are blooming again.

 This lavender is planted near the front door and greets visitors with it's wonderful fragrance. 

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Daylily Collages

Hello blog reading friends.  Today I had several pictures of daylilies that are blooming in the garden.  Instead of making this post extremely picture heavy I decided to create a few collages using Picasa. 

Can you tell that daylilies are my favorite perennial flower?  They are almost carefree and reward you with these large beautiful flowers. 

This is a little grouping of daylilies and blue speedwell veronica that I have planted beside the garden shed.  The orange ball is my Dad's old bowling ball.  My dad passed away 3 1/2 years ago. I think about him everytime I work in this bed.   I sure do miss him. 

Happy Fathers Day Dad!

Until next time,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rotary Cutting Table

This week my husband and I built a rotary cutting table for my quilt studio....woohoo!!  I was using the kitchen bar to cut fabric since it was the correct height and didn't cause my back to hurt from bending over.  The only problem with this was.....I had to put everything away when it was time to cook. 

I went to a local building supply and purchased a pre-built unfinished wooden kitchen cabinet.

He added castors that lock, cut plywood for the top, nailed it on and sanded it.  Then he added rounded trim to soften the edges that I would be leaning againest while cutting.  Next I painted it, we added the hardware to the doors and drawers and last we placed peg boards on each side to hang my rulers. 

The table is the perfect height 37 inches.  We cut the top to fit the size of my cutting mat 24"x 36".  

I am using it to store my batting stash. 

Having the rulers hanging on the sides is very handy.

Rotary cutters and scissors in the drawers.

This was a great addition to my quilt studio.  Thanks Hubby. 

Until next time,