I have been trying to decide what type of block to make a new project from and have come across, at the MSQC You Tube channel, the Basket Block. However there are many, many versions.
I love the colours in this block and the way it has been styled but I do think that the colours can make it stand out very well and also for it to fade into the background as well. I will need to go through by stash to see what I have. I also have a few other ideas for some quilted items as I have a few Birthdays coming up!!!!
As DH is busy all weekend it will be the ideal opportunity to get these done. I have just done May’s Block for the Kathleen Tracy Mystery Quilt this year. We only have June to go and then we get the instructions in July to put it together. She is known for her small and miniture quilts so it will be great to see how it turns out. I am going to use this to do my first piece of hand quilting. So far all my projects have been done on my Janome so I thought it would be a good idea to have a go at hand quilting but on something small!!!! It will give me something to do in the evenings after the sun has gone down!
Today it is very sunny and warm again so we will be getting the plants put in and the grass cut.
Chelsea Flower Show begins next Tuesday, May 21st, until Saturday May 25th and DH and I are going on Wednesday. They have eleven show gardens set up as well as other gardens to give you inspiration and these are usually sponsored by companies or charities and then the planting is moved after the show to help others. There is also the biggest Pavillion ever which hosts different suppliers with just about any flower and plant available.
This year the Duchess of Cambridge has, with the help of two professional Gardeners, designed one of the feature gardens to show how gardening can help all ages and to help with mental health issues. “Inspired by childhood memories and with families in mind, this woodland garden is a place to retreat from the world, to play, learn and discover as well as create special family memories.” (from the RHS Website and the picture below, a drawing of Her Royal Highness’s garden). SO because of the Duchess’s involvement the show is now sold out! We actually got our tickets last September and I am so glad we did!
One of the other gardens I want to see is this one :
Sponsored by The Donkey Santuary, who are 50 this year. I really like the look of this.
I am going to make sure my camera battery is fully charged and also I have plenty of room on my memory card to take lots of pictures. I will probably have to do several posts on our visit!!!! The show opens at 8.00am and we are intending to be there for when it opens and the weather so far is for a warm day but light cloud which will be great for seeing the flowers and plants. We are also going to take a picnic lunch!!!!
I have been doing my taxi service for both boys today (!) getting up at 5.00am this morning!!! I do manage to get lots done on these days. I am just off to get Eldest from work now and when I get back it will be time to get dinner!!!
I hope you are having a Terrific Tuesday.
Hugs, Susie xx