17 February 2014

Treadle in the Garden

Arrived home from work on Friday evening to find that the gardening gurus (sister-in-law, brother, niece, nephews and their grand-babies) had visited during the afternoon.  I am flabbergasted by how much they achieve and so quickly!

Left - Friday evening; Right - Saturday afternoon
Top left - Friday afternoon; bottom left and right - Saturday afternoon

By Saturday afternoon another long garden bed had been dug along the opposite fence.  I've had this old treadle sitting on the verandah for ages (a friend used it for a fish tank stand) - Tracy decided it was a very appropriate garden feature and next minute it was in the garden.

Rained all Saturday night and most of yesterday morning, so I thought I'd sneak in a bit of sewing to finish up some more Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks.  The rows have been pinned into blocks for a few weeks.

35 blocks finished, 5 ready to sew together - another 24 to cut/piece

Many of the lovely Bliss pieces that Marina sent to me are in these blocks and the layer cake leftovers from X and Plus will be in the next batch of blocks.  This will be a large quilt (96" x 96").

The garden gurus arrived late yesterday morning and, once the rain stopped, we spent the afternoon working outside again - lots more exciting things happening to the house as well as the yard.

6 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What wonderful family you have, it looks fantastic....so does yoyr blocks

Leanne said...

Wow garden fairies I could do with some weeding help. The quilt blocks look lovely.

Susan said...

Wonderful to have some willing helpers in the garden....making great progress. Love how your trip around the world is looking too, so many small squares.

shez said...

what awesome family Lynda and your garden is looking so good and wow your quilt blocks look awesome,well done my friend.xx

Shirley said...

Looking good Lynda. How lovely to have fairies in your garden working their magic.

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

So much goodness happening in your home. Love the addition of the Sewing Machine in the garden.

Happy days.
Bev.

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