Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In and around the yard....

I really like this time of year when all the flowers seem to be going to town!   Many of the perennials and summer flowers are starting to look bedraggled.....but there is plenty to look at yet!

A portion of the Mandevilla near the garage

I love vertical gardens and this is my own little version....the sweet potato vines are vining all over the place.

Anyone who knows me knows I would have a  purple butterfly bush

The hummingbirds have been prolific this year and this is one of their favorite spaces,

Hydrangea up close and full bush below,

Love the big leaf cannas and they are just starting to send up flower stalks

I call this hosta row,   This is why I spray against deer,   I hate chemicals, but I love my flowers more!

Friday, August 14, 2015

More favorites from the Caledonia Quilt Show

Here are some more of my favorites from the Caledonia Quilt Guild show. I don't have info on all of them..so please just enjoy!

Best of Show by Mary Christopher,   A gift from Xantopia plant Nursery was part of her prize.   In an interesting twist, the owner of Xantopia Nursery was the winner of the Caledonia Raffle Quilt,   Well deserved!  

Now to continue with some more quilts....

The best jelly roll quilt I've ever seen, by Joyce Blowers,   The colors graduated within the strips...she did not plan the layout.

 Leaves by Glynnis Hunt, using her own hand dyed fabrics.   Glynnis was also a popular vendor at the show.

The next two quilts were done by Valerie Connor.

By Patty Cline, owner of Chestnut Bay Quilting, also a popular vendor.