Friday, April 25, 2014

WHEN YOU COME TO THE END OF A PERFECT DAY

Yesterday had a bit of everything. Sewing, gardening, and knitting.  I didn't have to leave the house which is unusual on a day off.

I started with finishing up the X and + blocks for Cindy. I thought these were my last four, but I need to make one more set.

Choosing fabrics is always fun


Here are this months blocks for the Friendship swap


.......and all the blocks so far.  I think we are all going to try to have our quilts done for September.


This photo is for Kim.  I've been encouraging her to try knitting a sock. She does amazing things with wool and I just know she would find these fun!


The heel flap has been made and the heel turned.   Now to pick up side stitches and I am home free !

Over the Easter week end, Hubby designed and built an amazing garden box.  He enlisted a couple of the boys to help.

It started with ripping up the old one

son #4 has barely taken his hat off since I finished it  : )
then they started building the new one and before long,  Voila!


Today I planted some things. Hubby designed it with a sort of 'hip' going all the way around where I put strawberries. The top will hold all the veggies.  So looking forward to all that fresh food.

All in all a perfect day.

35 comments:

Ladyquiltsalot said...

You are so amazingly prolific! Gardening? I hoped to get out this week to start cleaning my flower beds but we had snow on Wednesday!!!

Katja said...

Carla, You amaze me with all that you get done! I love your's and Cindy's blocks. And it looks like the new garden bed is already being productive. :)

Books_Bound said...

Wow, that garden box is amazing!

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are so beautiful and I love the flower box. Those fresh veggies will soon be awakening the taste buds.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think our blocks are beautiful (not to sound biased or anything)! Beautiful knitting. Looks like you will have a bounty of produce this summer.

Lynne said...

Gosh I love that quilt, the colors are so pretty. That is the Cadillac of garden beds - well done!!

quiltmania said...

I love your garden box, can you send them over to my house. LOL! The blocks and socks look great too.

Lorna McMahon said...

Hi Carla! Love all those X and + blocks! Are you in the swap with Cindy of LiveAColorfulLife? Great new garden. That little hip along the sides is great! Looks really cool!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! A perfect day indeed!!! I am absolutely drooling over that gray paperclip fabric!!! That block is amazing - well, all of them are :)

Love your planting box :) Fresh strawberries - YUM!!! My grandmother used to have a strawberry patch out back and I loved picking them fresh and eating them with whipped cream - oh my .....

Lisa C said...

The quilt is looking really pretty and the planting box is amazing. It's funny what our kids "never take off", isn't it? The thing we think they'll latch onto is not usually what catches their eye. Oh well. A win is a win!

*Cornelia* said...

wow your quilt is so lovely, I really need to do this block myself soon

Diane-crewe said...

isn't it great when it all comes together xx well done to you .. and the gardeners x

Sarah said...

Love the double decker garden box. Great idea for a bit of a slope. Your X & + quilt is gorgeous - the colors are so soothing!

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a productive day Carla! It will be fun to share our quilts when they are all finished! Great new garden box too!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your "Xs" are wonderful. Gorgeous fabrics.

Cathy said...

Very awesome garden box! And your cross block quilt is ah-mazing!!!!

Erin Myone said...

I love your x and + blocks, I can't wait to see the finished quilt after all these weeks!

Dawn Hughes said...

Great job on the new garden bed, a perfect way yo grow the strawberries. I love your friendship quilt, the colours are so fresh.... Another amazing week Carla, I am in ahhhh again!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your blocks are so pretty! As I was looking at them, I noted that some of the blocks have darker (gray) values. Have you thought about arranging them with the darks in the center, and gradually placing the lighter value blocks toward the outside edges? It might be fun to experiment.

Catherine said...

I love all those colours in the friendship quilt, its so cheerful. Great garden box too

cockney blonde said...

Those blocks are beautiful. Loving your raised veggie bed. We also grow our own veg and there is nothing better than eating the rewards of your hard labour. Enjoy, x

Gramma Quilter said...

Lots of fun going on at your place! Love that quilt, so cool. We are still waiting for the weather to let us outside. Temps still in single digits. Planted a few shrubs that i over wintered in pots and that is about it. Have a good one!

Pam said...

love your new garden..that is where i heading today...and i hope to spend some time in the sewing room too to make it a perfect day xo....

Sewing Mom said...

Beautiful quilt top! I always love your fabric selections!

Kate said...

X & + quilt is looking amazing!! And huge!

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

I love seeing your friendship swap blocks all coming together. It's going to make a very striking quilt.

Anne said...

Still loving your friendship blocks. Every time I see them together it makes me want to start one myself.

Carla said...

My heart flips when I look at your beautiful Friendship Swap blocks all together like that! The garden box is not bad either!! sigh.

wendyroomcreations said...

The quilt is really coming together and as always looks fantastic. I love the colour choices. And your raised veg patch is wonderful. How lovely that your boys helped and did a great job. Philippa xx

Kim said...

I will knit some socks....I really, really will....some day. I shall add it to my 'to do' list, shall I. Your blocks are looking great...and that garden bed....how wonderful does that look. There is nothing like eating fresh produce from your garden. Did I espy your son wearing the knitted hat?? Doesn't look as if he is going to take it off anytime soon!! It takes his 'dreads' to another dimension!!

Tammy McNaught said...

Carla, you are inspiring. Working outside the home, and having time to quilt,knit and garden is great. Your work is lovely I look forward to your gardening pics.
Thank you!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That paperclip fabric is adorable. That is turning out to be a lovely quilt.

Carrie P. said...

love the blocks. the paper clip fabric is so cute.
really nice garden box. they did a great job.

Christine said...

I'm absolutely in love with your quilt! I'm so inspired to try something like that every time you post images of it! (And I adore that paper clip fabric especially!)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

He's wearing the hat! It obviously was a hit!