There are lots of plant lovers out there, aren’t there? I found that out after my post yesterday. But you didn’t really think that was ALL my plants, did you? Ha! That was just the sunroom on the southeast. Here is the piano room on the southwest – more plants, some quite large!
Here’s a few in my sewing room.
And by now you must be clutching your chest saying – “no more plants”! That’s how I feel sometimes but I still keep planting cuttings in hopes that one of my friends might actually want one. It’s so hard for me to throw those lovely trimmings in the trash can when with just a little effort, they can become beautiful plants.
I’m always on the prowl for different succulents and one of the best places to find them is Walmart. When they get a new shipment of plants, it’s always a great time to pick up a new one because they’re inexpensive and very healthy. After they’ve been in the store for a time, they are no longer healthy – mostly because of lack of natural light and TOO MUCH WATER! I don’t suppose the Walmart employees know much about succulents and it shows. I have even bought orchids at Walmart – the ones I have blooming right now are several years old and have rebloomed on their own. I have never spent more than $10 for an orchid and even if you buy one and just enjoy the blooms as if they were cut flowers, it’s a bargain for so much enjoyment.
Enough about plants – I could go on and on. Here is where I am with my triangle squares – tearing off the Thangles paper which I do not enjoy.
And a reader asked about this quilt. It is Sunshine on My Shoulder by Cherie Ralston.
And just tonite I had a question about straight line quilting. Our quilting machine is not computerized – so everything I do is freehand. My lines just give the impression of being really straight but they’re not. Oh, they’re relatively straight but I don’t care if there is some variation. I like that “look” actually but with the longarm machine I just hold the handle and walk it to the opposite side. It stays pretty straight all by itself. When I quilt on my Bernina, I “aim” ahead of where the machine is stitching which helps me keep it straighter. I’m not sure if this helps or not. Please don’t look for perfection in my machine quilting! It doesn’t interest me as much as piecing so I’m quite unconcerned. Smile.
I found out recently that our Christmas cantata is actually on YouTube under Zion Evangelical and Reform Christmas Cantata. I only mention it because several readers have asked me if there was anyplace they could hear it. If you do watch the video, all you can see of me is the piano light – they cut the screen off between the light and me. Ha!
The ice storm has not arrived yet and maybe it will miss us completely. The weatherman is simply giddy with excitement – I hope he’s wrong but I am ready with the oil lamps and candles in case we lose electricity.
I’ll talk to you tomorrow and I’ll let you know. I am enjoying football tonight.