Wow, I really missed the boat on the hexie craze. I started this quilt in 2003. I purchased a little pack of paper in Paducah at the AQS show. I finished it 6 years later.
I decided to use all Asian prints and different blacks. Even the border is is all hexagon pieces.
It is hand EPP and also hand quilted. I used to call it my Asian Torture quilt.
Gardening: Rich and I added 6 more perennial plants to the front border of house. Unfortunately the previous owners were not gardeners and filled the whole border with red rocks. ouch.
We figure we'll just keep adding where we can (it's very under ground too). We added all this last year.
I like to clip the tops of the hydrangeas off and just place them in a shallow bowl or basket. They will dry out nicely.
Here is a dirty little gardening secret that was an accident. I wanted a pop of red in the front garden island, so I got a 1/2 flat of impatients.
but I never got around to actually planting them! They looked great this way all summer! I'm doing this next summer too.
Here are some critters I found this year out here in the country~
Mr. Mantis. He really looks like he's praying in this photo.
I was weeding and out wiggled this snake to say hello - eeek.
We treated ourselves to an outdoor fireplace from Lowe's - I love it! I can't wait to use it this winter when it snows :)
And lastly, I ordered this floral, machine washable slip cover form SureFit. The fits is not perfect, but I really like the look of it.
This weekend is the big 9-patch swap!! I'm waiting for 4 swappers. True Confession: I haven't finished mine, but I will have them done on time :)