Friday, April 11, 2014

Basket of Hexies

The April hexie block from The Hexie Blog is finished! The wisdom of using scrappy backgrounds is paying off. The yellow basket would not have appeared as dynamic if place on a pale gray fabric.

I have been doing virtually no sewing other than evening hand sewing. The perennial beds are beckoning me outdoors. We are nearly done with raking out all the flower beds and generally doing all the spring garden tasks. Just in time, too, as the mulch man is delivering our annual load of mulch on Monday. Once that is raked onto the beds, we can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labors. There is already a lot to look at in the garden. Trillium, primrose, daffodils, and hellebores are in full swing right now. The magnolia tree is ready to pop open, and day lilies, oriental lilies, ferns, astilbe, and hosta are pushing up everywhere. The peach tree survived its first full year in the ground and while I am not expecting any fruit just yet, it would be nice to see a couple of flowers.

In two weeks several of us will be going on a retreat at a summer place owned by one of the ladies. That will be when I can get some sewing done!


  1. You are a gardener too???? I could learn more things from you!

  2. a pretty basket, i am doing mine today whilst at the MQG meeting. Your garden sounds a real delight, my magnolia is about to burst open too but no peach tree in my garden, sure it would not survive the cold and wind we can get here