Thursday, June 10, 2010

Century Plant and my Quilt.

This is a pod (?) I guess at the very top of the Century Plant that  I showed you a week or so ago.  I zoomed in and finally got one.  I really don't know what is happening to that 
8 -9 foot plant except it is making  little plants that resemble cauliflower coming out at the very top.  You can enlarge the picture here and see it better.  We notice Sunday that the whole stalk is beginning to lean over.  According to what I read on it ~ it is getting ready for the whole plant to die.  I will continue to check it.  This is the only one I have ever seen bloom

I have been working on my quilt that I showed you a few blogs back.   I am doing it by hand with a 16 inch hoop.  I can't bend over so I thought this would be the best way.  I have to move the hoop quite a bit but it gives me a chance to see what it looks like.  The hardest part was starting in the  middle.  I know that is how Mom did when she quilted ~ except she used quilting frames.  

I should be through by next week.  I will post a finished product.

It will be my first quilt to have ever done by myself.  I know a lot are done on the sewing machine, but as  I quilted this particular one that Mom had cut out before she passed away last year, I just reminiscent and thought of what she is doing now.  On July 9th will be one year that she went to be with the Lord.  I hope to have this Sue Bonnet Quilt finished by then.  I honestly did not think I would like quilting, but I love it.  I plan to start another one when I finish this one. So I will send you two pictures in the next couple weeks.
I hope all of you are having a good week.  I made more Friendship
cakes and still have two more batches to make.  Trying to get some made up for our Camp Meeting that begins on Father's Day.  We are looking forward to that.  Wish some of you could come.  It is all free.  It would be well worth the trip for you to get in on some of the services with  good old God Filled singing and Holy Anointed preaching. 

6 comments:

Deborah said...

That is one strange plant! It's amazing how tall it grows.

I love quilts, but have never tried making one. Looking forward to photos!

They call me "Deb" said...

There's that strange plant! I was wondering how and what it's doing.

I can't wait to see the quilt. You're making me want to do one again. It's been a long time. I think like you, I'll hand-quilt my next one. My grandmother had a quilting frame that she had attached to hooks on the ceiling of the living room. In the evenings my grandpa would lower it for her to work on and then raise it when it was bedtime.
Glad you're enjoying making the Friendship Cakes. I'm sure everyone at your Camp Meeting will enjoy them.
Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Stephanie M. Page said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I hAve a garden on the go too, my first time =)

Lynda Young said...

I've never tried quilting. I'm looking forward to seeing it when you've finished.

sarah said...

good post and I love the little Give thanks on the cursor as I scrolled down.

Susan said...

I can't wait to see your quilt! I've only done machine quilting, but I want to try hand quilting when I do something that I'm not in a hurry to finish. I do hand finish the binding, and that is relaxing to me!