My fourth of July table runner...okay the colors are more orang-y than red but they make me think of summer, picnics and fireworks! The added benefit is when football season comes around I have my orange and blue Denver Broncos colors. I got this fabric today at my favorite local fabric store, SewFlakes, and I was so excited I just finished it, yes just now whatever time it is, but tomorrow -er today is Friday so I can make up my sleep this weekend. It still needs to be quilted some but it looks so good on the table!
This years garden is turning out great! I've been weeding (actually grassing, new word in my vocabulary, I have more grass than weeds coming through) about every other day to keep it clean. Everything I have planned to grow is not yet planted, but I will be adding it in the next couple of days. The tall plants are sunflowers and I hope the birds don't eat them all and we get to have some sunflower seeds to snack on. I'm happy to say all the tomato plants (about 14, I may get more!!!) have come up from seed from last year! (Walt from work said there is a word for this so as soon as he tells me I will glady be using it, often.) Since I don't recognize the varieties of tomatoes it may be either cherry, roma and/or beefeater tomatoes. I've got some herbs in front of the sunflowers. I need to take more detail pictures during the day. So far we have gathered one delicious looking jalapeno...hehe! Which of course I didn't take a picture of because I was too excited to remember.
We are also getting some interesting new bugs in our area. The boys found some caterpillars eating my hibiscus! We left them alone and maybe try to figure out what kind they are later. They also requested more plants that will attract butterflies...so poor me will be off at the nurseries in search of more plants! Yea!
I was trying to distract everyone with my garden, but in truth I am running behind on a birthday quilt. Ugh! It will not be ready until next week. I did not forget that today is my niece Cristal's 9th birthday!! Hope you are having a great day! Here's a preview of the fabric, Odessea fabric collection, it's a really pretty ocean theme and I think it will turn out pretty. It should be in the mail soon!!!