My friend Felicia from Blue Earth, MN, and her husband Bill traveled to our area today to take a couple of garden tours.
We went into Connie’s gardens after we left here, hurrying all the while because we were under a thunderstorm warning.
We looked at my plants and then stepped inside the shop so Bill and Felicia could meet the kitten.
Reed joined us, too, and brought his 4-H quilt to show them.
He has done a super job on it!
By the time we arrived at Connie’s house, Felicia had talked Bill into taking the kitten. Sadly I have two sisters coming tomorrow night to see him and if they don’t take him, I’ll be calling Felicia and will even deliver him to her house.
We took in Connie’s sewing room while we were there and so handy – I love looking around her room. She’s got more interesting “piles” of stuff than I do.
On to Central Gardens in Clear Lake, raining all the way. We went to our lunch spot where I had made reservations in hopes that the rain would end. They couldn’t find our reservation at Lady Bug and they were full because nobody could eat outside due to the rain. It was pouring so hard we had to wait to get across the parking lot to our cars! Bennigans was very close so we went there where I had the best fish and chips I’ve ever had anywhere!
Back to Central Gardens where the rain had let up to sprinkles and we decided to look around with umbrellas.
It was downright chilly when we were there and even though it wasn’t a pretty day, we had such a nice time! Felicia brought us plants for our yard and we are going to send her Civil War fabrics for her paper pieced sampler quilt.
Central Gardens is not to be missed if you are in Clear Lake and love gardens – they have done such a nice job!
And now for my miscellaneous collection of photos.
Deb Renken gathered 3 friends who all made Bullseye blocks which were quartered and distributed among the 4 making a true scrap quilt with no duplicate blocks!
Rita Scott’s mystery quilt and backing. Honestly my memory has failed me and there was an interesting premise to this mystery but I can’t remember and can’t find the email. Maybe she’ll tell us in the comments.
Reed’s next project – look at this neat organization!
I have a leader/ender project I’m going to work on during my Dirty Dozen. I will tell you about it tomorrow. Plus I have two needlework/quilt books to give away – also for tomorrow. I’ve been on the move this week – I can’t wait to stay home!
We played “name that hosta” and Felicia won! She knew the name of everything – hostas, perennials, shrubs, trees, annuals – all of it! We asked if she was a Master Gardener and she said no but she has a great start.