Sunday, September 30, 2012

Strengths and Weaknesses

Last weekend I headed to Green Bay. Quilt shopping was on the 'to do list', with strict objectives== two backing for the projects I was working on. Backings are no fun to buy...because they are just it.... backings. I said it over and over again.  You've been there. You know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Two backings.

I failed at achieving the objectives--sort of. I did get a backing for the Hop to it Quilt, but the black fabric were just too pretty to pass up.  She was cutting the packs up while I had my bolts of fabric set up to get cut out. I knew I had a certain dollar amount to spend - and convinced I could find a sale fabric on line or maybe piece something together with fabric I had at home (You're a  quilter, you know the reason we justify buying fabric we have no plan for what so ever!!). I haven't even untied it yet.  I just love looking at it for the sake of being beautiful fabric.

Every year I tell myself I'm going to do it. I'm going to plant bulbs.  It gets cold early, I get busy with life, I'm generally tired of gardening by this time of the year. I always regret come Springtime when the feet of snow start to melt.  This year is different. No procrastination---This packaged came in the mail this week.

It's filled with tulips, buttercups, and allium....pink, yellow, and purple. The tulips are planted in the garden.  The fence protects them form the deer.  Buttercups have a smell the deer do not like so they are in the porch side perennial bed. The Allium is sprinkled among all of them.

Don't put it off.  It's planting season.  Come Spring you'll be glad you did.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Yep. Do and did the same thing you did. I did not put off on the bulbs this year...it was important because all of my beds are gone from all this year's basement digging. And I can NEVER go into a quilt shop and NOT buy fabric just for the sake of its beauty. I would say that I have no strengths when it comes to fabric :/

And you can never go wrong with black of anything. It's a favorite color even though the experts say it isn't a color :)

Nancy said...

Looking forward to a picture of them blooming in the spring.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

And you lucky dog - you won over at Blackbird Designs!!!!!

I love reading your blog, too, friend.