November

03/11/2017 § 2 Comments

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It may be the last rose of the year and it’s a real beauty, if a rather lonely little bloom. Yesterday, in the garden, two tree surgeons came along to declutter the middle of the White Birch tree and take down the Walnut.

 

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I planted the walnut over 25 years ago, having bought it as a tiny plant in a yoghurt pot!  I’ve grown another one from one of the walnuts so will plant that up to replace the rambling, huge tree that had outgrown the space here.  The garden seems so much bigger and lighter and when the morning mists clear, the sunshine is lovely and warm.

I’ve also been quilting …

Jewels is a vivid quilt that combines a pretty Liberty paisley with some stunning solid colours.  I love it and will take it out to some talks that I’m giving next week.

Another Christmas Table Centre has been completed too …

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Pinks and aqua blue with flashes of green and orange make this a very jolly affair. The colours are so fresh and it could be used for other festivals too.

One of my students has just finished her first sampler quilt …

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I do so enjoy welcoming students to my Garden Studio and this student has a very good eye for colour choosing greens and blues and purples with a bright turquoise binding .  The sampler blocks include a simple 9-patch then HST stars, on to log cabin blocks and finally stitch and flip squares.  What fun!

It’s my birthday on Sunday so I’m going out for a Sunday roast with a friend and J2 who’s visiting for the weekend.  I might even bake a cake – then eat it!!!

Enjoy the 5th November and all the fireworks.

Adaliza

Linking up with Finish it up Friday

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§ 2 Responses to November

  • Ruth says:

    I came over from Crazy Mom Quilts…what happens to the wood from the walnut tree? My dad used to work with wood and now one of my three sons does. Your quilts look beautiful!

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  • adaliza says:

    It wasn’t a huge walnut tree so the wood was still quite young – in walnut years. I’ve kept it all and have it stacked up in the garden around my grandfather’s lily in a sort of a walnut wall. Thank you for popping over to my blog and I’m pleased you like the quilts.

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