...even the hummingbirds have gone quiet, the sounds of traffic off in the distance are muted, and only the wind chime sounds gently on the breeze. In those hours, I reflect on life, and think about things. No longer is "what's for supper" a pressing issue, nor the "Mom, I need a ride to the game". Those days are past now, and the memories of them lie among the pieces in my scrapbag. I can stay 'in the moment', only occasionally nudged by Ebby's demands or the ringing of the phone. The first Friday in Sept....winding down.
My lovely wax begonias have bloomed their little hearts out this summer. Despite wind and rain, some hail and hot, hot sun...they have thrived in the window box. They weren't the Winn-Dixie of the North for the hummingbirds...no, a fast food joint moved into the neighborhood. All flashy and bright red, with 4 feeding stations..no waiting in line! A few more weeks...that's all that is left to them. I could uproot them to a pot, to be carried inside, but they know..inside is second best. Winter sun is pale and cold...best to bloom full throttle for as long as the journey lasts...and to go in a blaze of glory when the Frost Fairy dances across WI in the near future.
Forever green this small quilt shall remain...an old pattern, and at the time, cut and pieced from templates. No quick sew and flip triange corners for this one! The finished size of the block is 3". And the plum colored lattice a strange addition, looking for all the world like 'stems'...which they aren't. I called it "Green Peace" back then, and I call it "Green Piece" now. Machine pieced, hand quilted. Looking closer,it has just two shapes....you could cut your square any size you wanted and adjust the little square accordingly. Four of these blocks joined up make a neat kind of love ring that looks like an X or an O..depending.
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