Thursday, November 25, 2021

Simply Moderne #27

I finally can share my two quilts published in the Simply Moderne issue 27 which will be coming out soon.


The first one is 'Coming Together'


Picture courtesy from Simply Moderne Magazine

I love the way they composed the shot.  Although I never thought of this quilt as a Christmas quilt, the shot looks great.


The second quilt is 'Candy Box 2'.  This quilt is new and I've never shown it until now.  Here is a picture from the magazine.


Picture courtesy from Simply Moderne Magazine


Back in January of this year, this quilt was just an idea on a piece of paper when it was chosen to be in Simply Moderne.  The design of this quilt is based on a box of half eaten candy that my husband gave me.  My family know I love chocolate dipped candy.  My son often gave me a box of fruity truffle covered in chocolate which I enjoy to the last bite!  When I open these boxes, I see love and joy.

Today is Thanksgiving day.  I have so much to be thankful for.   I would like to say thank you to all my readers, friends and family.  You are the force behind this blog.  Thanks for following, commenting and sharing with me.  I appreciate you all!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Works in Progress

The fun with FPP continues.  I continue working on Christmas ornaments with scraps as I first posted about them here.  I'm making some progress in the past two weeks.



I set a goal to make at least 15 ornaments this month.  I enjoy working on FPP so far.  I'm still a little clumsy with it but I hope I will get better in time.


Fall Plantings:

About two weeks ago I found a 3-year old pea seed packet that I bought from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.  It was unopened so I decided to plant them.  They didn't take long to sprout and today I transplanted them into a garden bed as shown in the pictures below.  They seem happy beside all the garlic seedlings too.  I'm sad to see the tomatoes season end.  I pulled them out except one.  We have a pretty mild cold season here so far, I might let it be.



I have to cover them to protect them from rabbits and skunks.  Last month we discovered that these little creatures like to visit our vegetable garden at night.  There are quite a few rabbits running loose around our neighborhood.  We saw them when we walk our dog in the evening.  They are so cute and must have just discovered our garden because we didn't have this problem before.  Skunks like to dig in the beds looking for grub worms and alike for food.  Luckily our beds were empty then.  But now that I have some seedlings in there I have to do something to protect them.  Fortunately, Youtube is full with wisdom that I can learn from. Isn't that great?  I found that skunks don't like citrus peels.  I sprinkled some mandarin orange peels in all 4 beds and sure enough the skunks just walked pass by and left the beds alone.  I'm very happy that I found a good solution for skunks.  Now if only I could help the squirrels remember where they buried their nuts!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.  Margo