Thursday, June 10, 2021

Red Sampler

Work is progressing on my version of Bee In My Bonnet's "Red Sampler" and I'm quite pleased with how it is coming along.  The sashings give it an entirely different look.

Some of my days are being spent at our cottage and a lot of sewing has not been done.  You know, those lazy, crazy days of summer!    In between sessions of sitting on the porch and watching the hummingbirds, the otters in the lake, a huge buck deer on the other side of the lake, and one lone baby bunny,  my sister and I have been doing a bit of sorting and purging.  Might as well get that done now so that we have the rest of the summer to sit back and enjoy.  

On our way to our cottage last week, we were looking for the house that had a huge display of iris in their front yard and saw a sign that said "iris for sale".    Brake!  I went and chatted to the elderly man who turns out to be a collector of irises and bought five different kinds from him.  They are all nicely planted now on our hill.  Then, this morning, my hubby went to the recycle depot to drop off yard waste and he came home with a free box of yellow irises.  Win-win!  Those will be planted tonight after supper.   Next year there should be a wonderful display of irises on our hill!

Cherish your day, cherish your life!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love those sashings - they make the quilt exclusively 'yours'! I have a pale peach iris here, you are welcome to come and take some :-)

Rebecca said...

Love the sashing!! It a touch of class to a pretty but sorta everyday sampler quilt.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your red and cream quilt is looking so beautiful, the sashing really improves the quilt. Enjoy your iris show next spring!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh my, that quilt is looking lovely! I do love the appliqued sashings. I look forward to seeing all those lovely irises in bloom next spring.

Jeanne A. said...

I really like those sashings on your sampler - it’s very pretty. We have some irises that are white with a lovely purple outline around the edges and I love them.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

How fortuitous to come across beautiful irises like that. You will have to share a photo of them growing next year...something to think of during winter. Meanwhile, sounds like a lovely time at the cottage esp. with critters to watch as well. Enjoy it all Rose Marie!