Exciting stuff going on around here for sure. Yeah. Right. The most excitement we've had is finding raccoon poop on the garden house porch. Isn't that wonderful? At first I wasn't sure what it was, so I did take pictures. I'll spare you that treat, though. We knew we had one visiting because they keep stealing the suet cakes from the feeder. Somehow I've got to remedy that, or just break down and get another feeder that completely encloses the suet.
I've finally finished hubby's quilt that I've been working on sporadically all summer. Didn't get it done before his birthday, but only a few days after.
He's happy with it, but I can't say that I'm happy with it. Oh, the blocks came out good and the blue plaid flannel backing is nice, but that's about it. I used invisible thread for the first time and I have decided its not for me. Now, I hate that I used it on this one, but I'm not about to pick out all that quilting! I machine stitched the binding and I'm not happy with how it turned out.
I don't know if its the combination of the flannel and the machine stitching, or what, but the edges are a bit wavy and I hate that. I'm even considering cutting off that outer border and rebinding it like I usually do. Its plenty big to do that. We'll see.
My friend Dana rooted a couple of cuttings of salvia for me last year and brought them to me this spring. I put the two of them out and they took off like crazy!! Here's what the two plants look like right now.
I have no idea what kind it is. He got his cuttings from someone else, so he doesn't know either. It's a true "passalong" plant. I love this blood red color.
We've had a couple of nights with below freezing temperatures and its still looking pretty good. I put it in that location in hopes that the house would block some of the winds from it, and the trees nearby would help keep frost from settling on it. So far, so good. It blooms all winter for my friend.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have things to be grateful for, and its good to remember that.
Y'all take care.