Time again at the cabin to do yard work....and I do mean work! The cabin is situated on a hill, so I either rake downhill and cart everything up, or rake uphill, and it all tumbles down. There is a distinct difference between gardening, and yard work. Gardening is more gentile, I'm into the blood, sweat and tears of YARD WORK!
Since I would bore you to tears with pictures of pine needles, here is a picture of the first quilt that I semi-designed and got the creative juices flowing. Several years ago, In Between Stitches was in the process of moving to a new location right before a big shop hop. Melissa and Leslie had so much on their collective plates, so I opened my big mouth and volunteered to put the shop hop blocks together and design/make/quilt the quilt for our shop.
After the shock wore off that I HAD to do this, I literally stared at the 20 blocks, made by all of the other shops for a few days wondering what in the H-E-double toothpicks was I going to do?
The shop's logo is a beehive, so I knew I had to have a beehive or two in the mix. I love applique, so that had to be included. I love the look of nine-patches, so there you have it. I got over my fear and started in with pad and pencil and came up with this design. Then I had to quilt it!! The turmoil started all over again.....the deadline was approaching for the Shop Hop and I wasn't done. Several late nights later the quilt was done and proudly on display for the Hop.
Zinnie loves to have her picture taken and posed for me for this shot.
Breaktime is over. I have to get back outside and attack the yard with my pitchfork and rake. Zinnie of course will be a big help carrying pine cones one at a time for me. May your day be filled with raking downhill!