Just three days ago I ordered a pair of Felco pruning shears and today they arrived. I am just amazed at how easy and fast this Internet ordering is!
Anyway when I got home from work it was so warm outside that I decided to try out the new shears.
In about one hour I had three big wheelbarrows full of debris. The Felcos worked great--very easy on the hand. Thank you, Carol at May Dream Gardens for mentioning them in your post last week! You see, I keep meaning to buy a pair, but I always forget. When I read Carol's post, I immediately went to the site and ordered a pair. I think they will serve me well for many years.
Look at my Thanksgiving cactus. It's loaded with buds. I know most people call it a 'Christmas' cactus, but I read someplace that there are two different kinds and one of them blooms at Thanksgiving. Mine always blooms in November so I call it a Thanksgiving cactus. I actually have two of them, which you see here.
I've been working on the gigantic quilt, which you also see in the background.It's getting huge! Remember the "flying geese" border that I told you I was going to put on? While it's on.
For the nonquilters, it's the little triangle border. I had planned to put two on each side, but guess what?
I ran out of the background fabric again! It happens all the time and it just forces me to become creative. I found this purple fabric I just bought on my fabric spree last week.
I decided just to add 6" of that fabric. It's the part that will be the beginning of the fabric that hangs down the side of the bed. I wasn't really happy with it. Finally the idea occurred to me to make three of the corner blocks with the same background. I am more pleased now because I think it looks more like I had planned it to be that color.
You may have noticed that I have not sewn all of this on yet. I need to lay it all out on the bed first to make certain that the purple falls down the side as I am planning. If it does not, I am in big trouble! That, by the way, is one of the big pluses of making your own quilt. You can really custom fit the pattern to your bed. Personally I like a few extra inches up toward my neck so I can pull the quilt way up to my nose. I always make my quilts with plenty of extra fabric at the top.
I hope you are all having a great Monday!