Sunday, May 3, 2015

May Flowers and a Slow Sunday

May already? Where does the time go? We had 3 times our usual rainfall for April. The April showers really did bring May flowers to my garden. My mother was a master gardener...me, not so much. The great thing about irises is they will grow pretty much anywhere as long as the ground is not very wet. And, they keep coming back year after year. Most of the irises in my garden were given to me by ladies who have now passed on. Some are from my mother-in-law, my neighbor, and my mother. They are gone, but their flowers live on.

This snowball bush (below) is from a cutting of my mother's bush. Both my sister Karen and I have them in our gardens. My mother's beautiful bush was cut down by the folks who bought her house. Mother's was much larger and more beautiful, too.
Today I will be slowing down and stitching the bindings on the two charity quilts. I did simple quilting on them with the walking foot. Love the flannel backings. Found the perfect binding fabrics in my stash. I just love those cute chickens!


What are you slow stitching today? Check out all the Slow Sunday Stitchers at Kathy's Quilts.

14 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful heritage flowers!
Enjoy your binding today!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

AH you are ahead of us here...we won't have iris until later and I do have a snowball bush but it's weeks away from blooming. I have enjoyed yours! :) Happy stitching ! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

AH you are ahead of us here...we won't have iris until later and I do have a snowball bush but it's weeks away from blooming. I have enjoyed yours! :) Happy stitching ! :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a memory garden! how nice, I have a lot of plants that were given to me from a dear friend that died about 10 years ago - I have azaleas, lily of the valleys, snow drops, lilies all sorts - she was a master gardener and passed on cuttings and bulbs to me all the time. Even though we were only dear friends for about 6 years before she died she lives on and won't be forgotten!
love your tumblers!

Debbie said...

I love your iris...so pretty. Iris were my Mom's favorite flower. We have a different type of iris that will bloom here later in May. Our flowers are still trying to bloom up here...but we finally have some warm weather. Your quilts turned out great, too...what special gifts.

julieQ said...

Binding blitz!!!!! I too have some heritage flowers I love, and yours are gorgeous!!

Teresa in Music City said...

What a treasure you have in your garden my friend!!! Such lovely memories couldn't be found in a more beautiful form :) You've been very busy with the Angel Babies quilts - love the fabrics you've chosen for the backs too :) You go girl!!!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Lovely flowers. I would want to be outside doing my slow stitching at your house

Design Originals by KC said...

Beautiful flowers are great to remember such wonderful people... my mom also is a master gardener... I was not blessed with a green thumb but I can grow Aloe Vera if that counts! lol I love your charm tumbler quilts and the backings! Have fun getting those bindings on Donna :) Kathi

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

No slow stitching for me today. Working on piano key border by machine. Isn't it wonderful to have cutting from the special people in our lives. I just gifted a piece of one of my hostas to a neighbor Friday and she was so thrilled. She said the best part is that she would always remember it came from me. What a great thank you that was!

Deb A said...

What beautiful flowers and wonderful memories! Love the snowball bush. Your tumbler quilts are so darn cute!

Mad Cat Quilts said...

Love these tumbler quilts and that white iris! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Lovely quilts. And pretty flowers especially the snowball bush. I've don't think I've ever seen one before, maybe we don't have them in the UK?

Kaja said...

I think we just call the snowball bush 'viburnum', but snowball is a much prettier name. I love your yellow iris bed - it is stunning.

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