It's way too dry but the abundant sunshine is wonderful! Saturday afternoon we went to Pine Dunes. Until I began purposeful hiking I didn't know this existed. The wildflowers are glorious. A pair of cranes walked right in front of me, bugling all the while. I suspect their nest was nearby.
Pond-lily, shooting star, mayapple flower. Wild flag iris, blue wild indigo, Virginia waterleaf. longbract or false wild indigo, purple vetch, blue-eyed grass.
Sunday afternoon's walk was along the lakefront. Puccoons grow in sandy soil. Upper right: narrowleaf puccoon. Lower right: hoary puccoon. Upper left: a cluster of hoary puccoon. Also called stoneseed, species of gromwell.
Lower left: bastard umbellate toadflax.
These names sound like Shakespearean curses!
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When the landscapers tilled our vegetable garden they dug up the rhubarb. (The boss apologized and I will deduct the cost of the four crowns I bought as replacements.) Meanwhile our friend Mary Lou said we could harvest as much as we wanted. I'd been emptying the freezer in anticipation of this year's crop -- but I still have one bag left from last summer.
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In the studio: an unexpected and satisfying start and finish. Remember the striped sashing that I ripped out of GeoChic?
The pattern uses 5-1/2" and3-1/2" strips cut 21" and the quilt is 84 x 84.
I adapted it using 3-1/2 and 2-1/2 x 8-1/2 strips. It took me a bit to realize there are four blocks.
The squeaker: I had this much of the black/gray left.
Here's the finish! 51 x 64.
The back uses a multi- dot print that I've had trouble incorporating into blocks (too black, too fussy, too something) and a jolly orange to finish up this month's RSC.
Oh, and I still have a heap of gray striped pieces......
P.S. First poppy in our garden, just in time for Memorial Day.