Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Tending the Garden"

Artist, Steven Dohanos, captured this wonderful scene in 1951.
One of my father's saying's was-----
"It takes a heap of living to make a house a home!" ----

He failed to mention " heaps" removed to maintain tidy lawn, flowerbeds and garden. These are just a few "heaps" in our driveway. We're half way there ----YIKES!!!!

Finished piecing Kathleen Tracy's (Crosses Mourning Quilt) design and ready to quilt ----this will keep me busy!
Little "chicks" were hatched this week---to cute to stick pins in them!

Hope you are having a great week!

Hug's, Carolyn

21 comments:

  1. I love that Crosses Mourning quilt. I have seen them recently on blogs. How big do the blocks finish? It is so sweet. I love blue and brown together.
    Very cute chicks! I know they are pincushions, hence the comment on the pins, but it made me chuckle because it sounded like they were some kind of voodoo doll.

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  2. Oh Carolyn I know what you mean with those heaps. Here is the same. It is beautiful spring weather, so we are busy in the garden and create heaps, haha.
    I like those chicks more!

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  3. You sure do have a lot of leaves to rake....
    Love the little quilt and your chickens.

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  4. I'm jealous! I haven't started my clean up - always a big job!
    Love your little doll quilt - great colors!

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  5. Wow lots of work, snowing here yesterday so no gardening work for me yet. Love the house across the street, I wonder if there is a quilters living there! Have fun on your new project...

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  6. I love that painting! It makes me think of my great grandparents for some reason. Love your little quilt too! And your chicks are so cute! :0)

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  7. Your little quilt is cute, love the colors you used! Love the chicks and the thread catcher, too.

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  8. You have been busy out in the garden! Lots of tidying after the winter I guess. Your little chicks are so cute :-) The Mourning crosses quilt looks great - love the border fabric you have chosen for it.

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  9. I love the blue and brown fabrics you chose for you mini quilt. It really looks like the period. Where does all that yard debris come from especially when we all did the same thing in the fall?

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  10. Very "rich" colors in the Mourning Crosses quilt!! What a lovely project!!

    The "chick" are cuties!!

    Blessings

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  11. Half way? You must have a lot of trees in your yard! I love your crosses mourning quilt and the little chicks are so cute.

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  12. Just LOVE your Crosses Mourning Quilt!
    Those little chicks are darling pin cushions!

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  13. Lovely browns and blues in your quilt...Kathleen's patterns are so classic. Adorable chicks:o)

    I can never remember having our yards raked of winter debris this early in the season...mid-March and the ice is totally off the pond, ducks and geese are back and building nests on the little island and the pussywillows are all ready blown out...what a string of warm days...will we pay for this??

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  14. Love your little quilt! Your bags of yard waste look very familiar. I was able to get the backyard finished on Monday morning, and I am so glad I did. It started raining at noon on Monday and has not let up!

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  15. I love that painting...wonderful!!Your quilt and chicks are wonderful! I wouldn't want to stick pins in them either!!I worked in my front yard all morning long...it looks like you have been very busy!!

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  16. Adorable little quilt and the cutest chicks :-D

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  17. Sweet little doll quilt and I just love those chicken pinchusions. It seems like everyone is getting an early jump on their spring clean-up. The weather is just crazy warm here.

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  18. Oh, please don't remind me of what I'm neglecting in my own yard! lol
    I love the Dohanas artwork. Says a lot!
    Love the browns and just a little blue in your Crosses quilt. Will you hand or machine quilt it?

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  19. You have been very busy in the garden, today I turned over the compost pile. A good warm up for the season ahead. Tending the Garden is wonderful, as is your Crosses quilt. A nice finish with the brown border.

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  20. Early start on yard cleaning this year! I don't have that chore to do anymore - which I do kind of miss - but have done lots in the past. Always enjoyed finding all the new growth peeking out in the spring. Michigan is sure way, way ahead this year - forsythia is in full bloom and everything has a tinge of green. Wow! Have a great weekend, Carolyn.

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  21. Hi Carolyn, love your Crosses Mourning quilt.
    Yes it is spring here too and we are filling up bags of debris also and our yard is small! Oh well. I love your father's saying about all the living it takes to make a home! Makes me smile thinking of all the living done in my house the past 33 years!

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