Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Slow but steady
Getting tired of seeing this quilt? Well, the center area has all been quilted in the ditch, and today I moved to the inner border. I haven't decided a quilting design for the wider border as yet, but am thinking of something feathered. With all those square blocks, I think it needs something with softer lines.
Norie came by on Tuesday with a big supply of mulberry leaves, harvested from her neighborhood.
With the supply piled high on their heads, the silkworms ate huge amounts, took another break and have now started their fourth instar.
I think this is the fastest progress I have ever seen in years of keeping these critters.
At least I don't have to worry about feeding them for the rest of the week.
This week has been a bit cooler, and the rainy season is predicted soon.
If I were blind, I think I could still find my front gate by smell alone.
In February it was the blooming plum. Then it was followed by the Sweet Daphne.
My neighbor's hydrangea is a big mountain of blue, and my little one in a pot is blooming for the first time in many years.
The lilies are getting ready for a master performance with a huge bunch of buds at the top of a six-foot stalk.
Tomorrow I am looking forward to a quilt show.
Hopefully, at this one, the names of the quilters will be added in English as well as Japanese.