Thursday, April 20, 2017

I like #24!

Well it's that happy day of the week, sponsored by LeeAnna at "Not Afraid of Color."  Be sure to visit all the sites of positive energy.

I'm late to the festivities this week because I've been lecturing all week. I like meeting quilters and learning about what they like and appreciate in a quilt.  It's a lot of fun and so many people have so many techniquest they love.

I like Ruby Short McKim.
Yes, the quilt designer--I've been studying her quilts for the last two years and have a new quilt program that focuses on her designs.  In my opinion, she is the most innovative quilt designer of the 20th century.  Tonight I launch the first lecture at a guild not too far away.  It's fun to meet new quilters but it's really fun to re-visit guilds to see how members are doing.

I like being outdoors in the garden and I like sharing with you all the changes that happen there.  With the recent warmth, it seems like plants are growing two inches each night.  In two weeks we've become quite green here.

My son and daughter-in-law helped mulch the front yard last week.  What's not to like about that?  
 I like pansies,
 grape hyacinth,
 pink tulips,
and an annual called "stock"--it smells like cinnamon.

 I love my swing retreat...
 and the patio where we gather with friends.
 And I hope you have a nice retreat too.  It's fun making your own little paradise and even more delightful to spend time there when you are done!
Have a great day!


LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your flowers are all so pretty! I have lots of grape hyacinth, too, and I love them. We have a back porch that is our retreat; in fact, I was thinking about including it in my I Like post next week!

Allie-oops Designs said...

I like finding out what the previous owner here liked - we have a lot of grape hyacinths in the bed below my sewing room windows, and yellow tulips. I'd prefer red or pink, but the yellow is pretty too. Love your patio - maybe we'll have one eventually, we certainly have the room for one!

claudia said...

I like your garden and especially the swing retreat! I have a wonderful swing couch, but so far it has only made it to the front of the house...not much of a retreat there! One days it will have it's own secret garden setting.