Monday, August 1, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow

For so long I have been seeing the hexagon "One Flower Wednesday" sew alongs on various blogs.  The flowers always look so pretty.  Someday I will definitely make a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, but I have decided to join Thearica for her "How Does Your Garden Grow" quilt along.  You can make any kind of flower and I have decided to go with yo yo flowers.  I have an idea where I will go with it and I hope it works out.  Check out the link and join in with us.  These are my first three flowers.  I worked on them while riding in the car - a great takealong project.


My real flowers are doing pretty well too.  This is an area of the patio where the plumerias are blooming.  The smell is just heavenly.



Thanks to our generous neighbors who were gone for the weekend, we had some extra fun in store for the children.  It was quite refreshing.




"jump, jump...we'll catch you"




The latest two blocks of my Civil War quilt along are finished........



as is the July Birdie Stitches block. 



I can't believe it is already August.  School will soon be starting and it will be Christmas again before we know it.  The years are going much too quickly.





36 comments:

Kathryn D. Duke said...

what great fun it must be to have your family all playing in the pool...one of my favorite places to be, especially here in NC where it has been 100!!!!
Love your yo-yos!!

Caryl W said...

I like to check in on you Mary....you always have so many interesting things going on!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How fun for your grand's! Love your flowers and CW blocks. And your Birdie is a cutie. Have a great evening!

Sue said...

I love seeing kids enjoying a pool, good clean fun. Lovely yo yos too

Lynne said...

I really love that block with the blue X on the black background. An inspired choice of fabrics.

You're right; this year is spinning away too quickly!

Michele said...

It does seem like summer just started! What fun in the pool.....quite a crowd :-) I love your blocks!

hueisei said...

Thank you for stopping by at my blog :D
I loves the Yoyo flowers and also the block you made :D

Pat said...

Love seeing updates on your projects and that pool looks WONDERFUL!!!

Bridget B said...

that pool would be great today- only 108 deg. here. I can't believe it is staying hot for so long. Your yo-yos are very pretty.

mickey said...

Your yo-yos are such pretty colors! I have also found the car to be a great place to get lots of yoyos and hexies done! You CW blocks look great too! Enjoy these days while they last-

nancygrayce said...

I love the pool pictures, especially with the dog enjoying too!

You just had to mention Christmas didn't you??? I'm not a shop ahead kind of girl! So I'm panicking!

Vicki said...

Looks like you have been having fun this weekend. The flowers look great, both the yos and those in the garden. The bridie block is so cute. Have a great week.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Really your house is just too much fun!!!
Love your choices of fabrics for you Civil War Blocks and love your Birdie block too!

Thearica said...

Hi Mary! Your yo-yo flowers are really pretty! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Looks like your family had a ton of fun cooling off in that awesome pool! That is one of my wish list items for here... Just a 5 foot pool for playing.. NO deep end.. I am scared of deep water.

palmtreefanatic said...

Your quilt blocks are so beautiful!!!!

Thats a nice swimming area! I have to say quite inviting, and with everyone enjoying themselves;)

Notjustnat said...

What a happy house whole you always have. Lovely to see the children enjoying each others. Those yo-yos are gorgeous - Hugs Nat

Barb said...

Lots of fun going on over there....love your yo yo flowers!!

Stray Stitches said...

Your yo-yo flowers are beautiful. I love the yellow and blue color combination.

So much fun happening in the pool. Even the pup got to join in!

The civil war blocks are so pretty. I especially like the top one with the fussy cut center.

Your Birdie Stitches is adorable. I still have the page sitting on my printer - and August has just been released too.

Have a wonderful week, Mary!!

Maria said...

I just love to see the photos of your family having fun. Thanks for sharing.

Lovely flowers Mary have fun with your garden.

Wendy said...

Your yo yo flowers are very pretty.....these will make up beautifully......

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Love those flower blocks!!! How pretty!

Kay Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing your family and flowers with us. Your bird block is really cute :)

Quilt Hollow said...

What fun to pop in here today and as always leave delighted just seeing so much family around you! I keep saying it...so blessed you are my friend!

Sharon said...

How wonderful to have a neighbor to let you use the pool. It looks so inviting with the temps we have been having.
I love you yo-yos and the CW quilt.
My sil is doing the yo-yo flower pattern also. It is going to be beautiful.
Hugs

Connie said...

Love your Yo-yos, so cute! Looks like you are having fun with the grandkids!

Dawn said...

I am SO far behind! I'm anxious to get caught up.

I can't believe you can sew as you ride in the car - I would be so nauseated! I just recently have been able to read a bit as I ride.

We've had a great couple of weeks, but I have so much to do, and am tired - I need a vacation to catch up from the vacations!

Rhonda G said...

Your Yo-Yo's are adorable. I've been meaning to try doing YoYo's someday, but this week I decided to try my hand at Hexie's for this flower garden project. Love the hexies, so i'm sure I'd love YoYo's too.
Very very cute project your doing, looking foward to seeing more of it. : )

Val said...

That pool is absolutely gorgeous and your sweet family is precious. I am thinking of doing some hexies when I go to Sparta. I love your yo yo's and your block. Your plants are beautiful. I did a post tonight on the outside of our home.

deb said...

oh I so wish I was in that pool right now!!! Love the blocks..especially the birdie stitches block...so cute!!

Talin's Corner said...

It's so nice of your neighbor to offer their pool. I am sure your grandkids loved it. Your civil war blocks are very pretty.

Ivory Spring said...

How fun!!

Your blocks are lovely!

PEA said...

Did you say Christmas??? I'm just going to have to wash out your mouth with soap!! hehe I know what you mean, though, it's hard to believe we're in August already. Schools don't reopen until the first week of September over here so the children have another month to enjoy:-)

The grands certainly did look like they were enjoying using that pool! I would have jumped right in with them:-) Our neighbours on the left side of us have an above ground pool but the pump broke down and they can't afford to have it fixed so they haven't been able to use the pool. Figures it's the hottest summer we've had in years! We finally got a bit of rain the other day, the first in over a month and a half. Not enough, though, everything is still so dry.

Your yo-yo flowers are so delightful and your real flowers are stunning. A lot of my flowers are now done and all that's left in bloom are some late blooming lilies, hydrangea, clematis and sunflowers. Oh and in my faerie garden there are roses, begonias and impatiens blooming.

I've just come in from hanging laundry on the clothesline and I'm in a sweat! lol A little too hot for me out there, much prefer being inside with the air conditioner!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xoxox

Dorine said...

Nice all the grandchildren in the pool
And thanks for your nice letters
big hugs Dorine

Barbara said...

Wow aren't they having a great time. Wish I could join them. Looks quite a large pool too, and warm!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a dear friend who loves yoyos and she would adore your flowers. :) blessings, marlene

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Love the fun photos in the pool. Lovely yo-yo flowers and cw blocks and the birdie block is so cute.