Remember me????

Hello all, Dear Friends! My sincerest apologies for a long absence. I have NOT done any fibre art work for almost a year- EXCEPT that we are getting a new Grandboy in mid November, and, as I made an I Spy quilt for Oliver, I wanted to do one for the new guy too! Believe me, it has been a true labour of love with this wretched right hand of mine!!!! I see the surgeon on 08 November. Not sure what he'll do for me but I need SOMETHING done - and PDQ!!! Anyway, this is NOT my Magnum Opus, for sure, but it IS a second "bankit Granny made", says Oliver!!I finished the binding this AM!

The new Babe, who is as yet unnamed ( except for his Mummy's irreverent nickname- Cletus, the Fetus!) will be able to play I Spy just like his big Bro now !! BTW, I could NOT get this straight on the photo. The quilt IS actually square!!!!!

So what HAVE I been doing, I hear you ask? I have gardened as much as the hand will stand-
Magnolia Soulangeana turning golden at he front door

Our back garden this morning in the rain- 20 Oct 2016

Smokebush leaves JUST beginning to change colour.
AND, I have done a LOT of photography- thank heaven for that or I should have gone MAD!!! I hope I can still do it after the 8th of Nov!!!

Fallen beautifully coloured ash leaves. They all got chewed last spring and , of course, we are losing the trees to Emerald Ash Borer :-(

A lovely Buttercup Squash I played with before baking it.

One of three blooms on a VERY elderly Autumn Crocus- Speciosus, for the gardeners- that has been in our garden forever.

Down to Valley Inn Road one morning recently and I found this trio

Bought some small VERY orange Gerberas for the table for our Thanksgiving dinner table centre

The gills on the underside of a VERY white mushroom that grew on our lawn

The seed capsule of Morning Glory- quietly pretty!

That same mushroom again. It was quite large!

A little pie pumpkin that sits at the front door. Soon to be a pie, I think!

And the stunning bright blue fruits of the Virginia Creeper vines festooning the trees down at Valley Inn Road

And part of my gardening has been tending this ONE delicately gorgeous Hollyhock !! elle pukalo  and Margaret Blank BOTH, kindly sent me seeds TWO years ago and I had a great germination and then towering spires of promising looking buds this spring- but I had to dig them ALL out as they became infested with rust and Hollyhock Weevils!! How this little beauty missed the onslaught, I have NO idea but it did and I am soo grateful! Did this colour come from Margaret or elle??  Whoever is responsible, thank you sooo much but thank you sooo much to both of you.

That white Hollyhock with a flush of pink

It was a drippy morning and I wanted to catch the droplets

SUCH a pretty flower. It is not a big plant but it seems to be doing well. Hope it survives the winter!

Does either of you recognize it ? I LOVE it!! I loved them all but the weevils could NOT stay and we cannot spray any more :-(

I guess I'll TRY to post this to the I admit to having not paid attention to ANY blogs for ages! I feel SOOO out of the loop!- TOO late this week. I'll try again next Tuesday!

BTW, nice news- I got a Viewers Choice for my Poppies AglowII at the Fibre Content Show in September this year! Thank you all who voted for it!


  1. I bet that is Margaret's as mine are not as light. Mine all suffered from too much cold and rain. IYour yard looks so good as do the photos and baby quilts. Congratulations and good luck!!! :)

  2. Beautiful photos, Carolynn. The smoke bush is my favourite -- gorgeous! Good luck with the surgeon next month!

  3. Congrats on a new gr.child !
    Congrats on your Viewers Choice ! Woohoo ! And congrats on your very successful photos ... they are gorgeous ! Such a delicate mauve on that hollyhock !
    I have been almost as absent from my blog as you have ... summer just happened so early and it was too hot, too glorious this year to spend time on a computer !! I totally understand. Hope your appt. was fruitful .

  4. Of course I remember you. The quilt is lovely and colourful and your photos are so perfect. I am enjoying each one of them. I was also on your Flickr account with great pleasure.

  5. I'm just lying here abed this morning with my tea catching up on a few blogs.
    My first grandson is 3 weeks old and he is named Oliver. I've already got a collection of squares for an I spy quilt.