I took a little break from blogging and social media and spent time puttering around. Are you a putterer? I must admit that I love to putter. I get things done and I get to think about things. I have been puttering a lot in my Peter Rabbit garden~I think I really should make a sign and officially name it~ and it has been lovely. The weather has finally warmed up and the flowers, veggies, and bushes are loving it, as am I!
As you may recall, I am trying to build this garden with found or recycled items, and was excited to find someone in our neighborhood giving away a huge pile of edging stones! Many of those promptly got used to enlarge some flowerbeds and the rest I will save until I decide if I need them. I am really loving the way this garden is coming together! I really would like it to feel like an English Cottage garden and I feel I’m on the right path.
Hubby suggested a nice arbor at the gate might be nice and I totally agree :). I’m envisioning it covered in climbing roses, although our yard might just be a tad too shady to make that a reality. We did plant some climbing roses against the house and fence on the sunnier side so I can enjoy those at least.
When I wasn’t in the garden, I was relaxing on the sun porch, either with a book, or with my latest sew along quilt! It is coming along very nicely and should be done soon, at which point I will be sure to share some more pictures of the entire quilt.
I treated myself to some new~ Shhhhhhh~ quilt books. Both are by Australian designers and both include embroidery. I also couldn’t resist the latest issue of Simply Vintage magazine.
I am looking forward to starting some new projects from these soon, but first I want to finish the quilting on the sew along quilt. Speaking of which, my sew along quilt needs a name! Any suggestions out there? Here is a pic of the quilt top, in case you need it for inspiration ;).
Tell me your suggestions in the comments and maybe I will send a little something to the person whose title I end up picking!
As I mentioned earlier, when I putter, I ponder, and there has been a lot to ponder these past few weeks! I have been so sad to see all the hate and violence, but most of all I have been appalled by the reaction of people on social media with regards to companies and individuals standing up against racism. I cannot believe the comments I have been reading and am truly mad and sad that so many think this is a political issue. For the past few weeks I have been wondering if I should address this very thing, and have come to the conclusion that I also want and need to let people know where I stand. Skin color should not matter. Standing up against racism isn’t a political issue, it’s a HUMAN issue. You can stand up for black lives and be against looters and still believe in the police…these are not mutually exclusive. If you disagree that is your choice. You can choose to unfollow my blog, my page, and my group, but I will not be bullied into staying quiet about this issue. That being said, this is a blog ” about my quilting life…mostly..” and I’m not planning on turning this into a political forum. Next time I blog it will most likely be about my latest quilting project, or my newest magazine because I want to choose to focus on things that bring joy and happiness. But this week this needed to be said.
Until next time (or not)~happy creating!