Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009 - My Garden

The seeds I planted 3 weeks ago are growing! The seeds of the Italian plants are almost 6 inches tall. The coneflowers are about 1/2 inch tall. I guess now I know why a coneflower from a nursery costs $8. They must keep them in the green house for 2 years!

Phoebe is doing great. She will probably be bred early next week, then we'll see in a month or so if she is actually pregnant. She'll go back to the breeder for the end of the pregnancy and the delivery.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 21, 2009 - Happy National Quilting Day

To celebrate I finished my Star Student quilt top. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I'm ready to move on to the next project. I'll have this one long arm quilted at Patched Works.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009 - What I have been up to

These are the borders to my Star Student quilt which I started quite some time ago.

Here is the main part of the quilt top.

I started some flower seeds from my neighbor. They sprouted in 3 days. I have a feeling they are going to be quite large by the time I can plant them outside at the end of May!

This is Phoebe. We are having her for an extended visit until she is ready to be bred and have a litter of pups. After the puppies are gone to their new homes, Phoebe will come to stay with us forever. She is 4 years old and is not house trained. So today is potty training day. Every 30 minutes, out to the backyard we wander. You would think beef tenderloin would be some pretty good motivation to perform. She is not used to "going" while on a leash. Otherwise she is a very sweet dog and does not bark much at all, which gives her high marks as far as we are concerned!!