Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Different Kind of Creativity

I didn't think to take a before picture, and I'm not ready to give you an after shot, but this is what I've been working on for the last few days:

This whole corner was filled with a heather. Which was pretty, in its own way, but the house is surrounded by shrubs and evergreens that provide green; I want color! On the left in the picture are two salvias I put in before I attacked the heather. Now that the heather is gone I have a couple of Black-Eyed Susans and some Cranesbill to put in the empty space. I also have ranunculus tubers to put in. It's not going to look full and pretty until next summer but I may be able to find some other little plants to fluff it up, herbs or something. Whatever it is, it needs to be sturdy and perennial. No fussy plants for me!

I did manage to do a little sewing inbetween gardening sessions. I was gifted this pieced panel featuring Miss M's current favorite, Dora the Explorer.

Miss M does not need another quilt so I took off a couple rows of squares, added some fabric to get the necessary width, and turned it into a pillowcase. The patches I took off were resewn to create the cuff for the pillowcase. Kind of a fun challenge.

Speaking of challenges, I want to participate in Tonya's Priority Hope Challenge for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. So far this is all I have, a patch roughly 4" x 6" on an 8.5" x 11" piece of batting. Ideas are percolating however!


  1. I like your adaptation of the pieced panel! I'd never have thought of turning it into a pillowcase.
    Good job on the gardening. I should be doing that, but it has to wait a few more days.
    And your little HOPE quilt has a good start. Love that fabric!

  2. Youe hope quilt is brilliant. Gardening is so therapeutic.


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