Friday, July 18, 2014

The best things in life are free!

Well almost free, seeds only cost .99 cents and it is one of the things I enjoy every day. I planted a couple of pots with Cosmos seeds and one pot is blooming with beautiful orange and yellow flowers. I love the look of the flower and you can get them in different shades and they attract butterflies. I seem to be attracting more bees, though.

The first two flowers that bloomed, came out with a yellow-orange variation. The rich colors are stunning and they are an easy flower to grow.

Yesterday, more flowers bloomed but they are more yellow and light orange shades. No variations like the first flowers, but still beautiful. The flower is real, but I made the background into an art paper on this one. I am thinking of making a border on this one and printing it out for my daughter. She likes bright and happy things for her walls.

Every day and night I have visitors hopping around my yard. Today was an older guy, sunning on the side of the yard, two older youngsters playing leap frog and a new baby bunny who is getting used to me now, so he let me take a photo of him.

And for something quilty, here is a sneak preview of the project I am working on. It is my version of an antique quilt and just the center portion. I am hand stitching it now, so hopefully I can finish it, this weekend. I also got a wood burner and plan on making my own quilt stencils, so I will try and get photos and let you know how it works out. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

And yes, there is a boo boo on it, I accidentally cut in too far on the cross appliqué, but I used it anyways;) I am using some leftover fabric from Barbara Brackman and the rest of the log strips that my friend Kelley sent me.


sunny said...

Aw, what a cute little bunny. Your flowers are very pretty. Just one more thing to love about summer.

Julie Fukuda said...

I am amazed at the new colors that cosmos come in. We will see them here around the end of summer and most will be purple and pink. Love the bunny picture and await the full view of the stitchery.

Jacque. said...

Gorgeous colors! Looking forward to seeing your finished quilty project.

Saundra said...

Beautiful top cosmos flower and I love my bunny rabbits too. The moms stay around the area and keep providing me with lots of babies to entertain me.


Raymond Homestead said...

I never thought about planting cosmos in pots. Sometimes I'm not too good about thinking out of the box! Cute little bunny!

moosecraft said...

Ooooooh! Can;t wait to see the quilt! The sneak peek looks beautiful!

Carol said...

The flowers look almost too beautiful to be, just gorgeous! We have bunnies around here, too, and it always makes me smile when I see them because they are so cute. Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

Fiona said...

little bunny is so cute and those flowers do look a happy colour... love the rich colours you are sewing with too..

Carrie P. said...

I tried to grow orange cosmos last year but I think the seeds were bad.
Can't wait to see your quilt.