Sunday, May 3, 2009

Finally a finish...

Well, I finally have a finish. First, though, I'd like to share some more of the lovely Spring nature from my yard. This first photo is an apple tree loaded with blossoms. They smell so good also, and the bees LOVE them. Hopefully we can keep up with spraying and have a load of apples to share in the fall.

This next photo is a cherry tree with gorgeous blossoms. This tree started out as a Weeping Cherry that I was so excited to get. I don't think we planted it too deep, but it started sprouting other branches that weren't "weeping". We just let it go, and now it is a nice size tree that I am glad we have because it adds shade to our front living room window. Much appreciated in the heat of summer. We do get cherries from this tree also....yellow ones.

I had to add this photo I took yesterday while visiting our local quilt shop. This dog was sitting so funny behind the steering wheel waiting for his master. It really looked funnier then this photo shows, but I couldn't resist sharing.


These are one of my favorite flowers....Lily of the Valley. Maybe because it is my birthday month flower. I wish they bloomed all summer. I have even cut a little bouquet of them and brought them into the house because they are so fragrant. They really mulitple fast. Really fast!


And finally my finish. A more experienced quilter would have finished this in one weekend (or sooner). I did procrastinate quite a bit, but our grandson, Oliver is 1 1/2 and he now has his "baby" quilt done. Only 8 more grandkid quilts to go. Maybe by the end of the year?? I do get inspiration from all of you fellow quilters.....thank you....it will help me be more motivated....it already has.






7 comments:

Winona said...

Hello Sandy, Thanks for visiting my blog. It is nice to meet you. I have read your blog all the way back to the beginning. I hope someday that we can have 9 grandchildren.(grin) So far, we are up to 4. You would think that with 5 grown children, we'd get lots more. Time will tell. LOL I have enjoyed looking at your projects. You do lovely embroidery. I sure smiled when I read that your granddaughter is quilting. My oldest granddaughter is only 3, but I hope some day that she will be interested in quilting. Well, the youngest one too, but she isn't quite one yet, so it will be a while. I hope you have a great evening. Also wanted you to know that I a praying for your daughter. Winona

Millie said...

Sandy, congratulations on a finished quilt. I just love your quilt...blue is my favorite color. And all the flowers are gorgeous.

Miss 376 said...

congratulations on the quilt finish, it is a beautiful blue.

Sherri said...

Oh, those trees are gorgeous!!! I love to see photos since we don't have lovely trees like that here in the desert! How fun that you get to make quilts for your grandchildren! Someday I'll be doing that I hope!

Beth said...

Thanks so much for your help on Saturday - we really appreciate it! Also, the quilt looks beautiful!

Terry said...

Your blue quilt came out great Sandy! And better late than never I always say! ;0)
The apple blossoms and cherry blossoms are so pretty. I have Lily of the Valley too and I just love them! :0)

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

What an adorable quilt and those lillies of the valley are so pretty!!! Mine are just starting to come up! :)