Tuesday, April 26, 2011





















Last year the annual bee keeping picnic was held at the 4-H center in Greeneville, TN. As we were eating Dennis and I noticed so pretty red blooms covering a field near the shelter. We were told it was crimson clover and that the bees were very fond of it. It is also a good ground cover and green manure plant. So, when faced with so large bare areas at our home, we planted crimson clover last fall. It has bloomed. The bees and we are enjoying its colorful flower. The very tips turn a lavendar that matches the iris. . .who knew?









Rain fell yesterday causing everything to "pop" this morning. So pretty.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011







I have been enjoying a new book at TN Quilts; "Material Obsession" by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. They are two shop owner in Australia who make modern quilts with trditional roots. The quilt block in the picture is the courthouse steps. It's a great setting for fabrics with extra large motifs. Each block measures 18 1/2 inches! I have used scraps as well as new fabrics. Check out their website at www.materialobsession.com.

Saturday, April 16, 2011




As you may know, we have had some Troll problems at the Fairy house. But, I think I have found a solution. I planted Snap Dragons around the Fairy house to protect it. I have a sign to put in the little yard, "Beware of Snap Dragons".

I have had so much fun looking for little things around my house that the Faries might enjoy at their house. I added a little wheelbarrow and flowerpot today.

I picked scallions and mustard greens to cook in our eggs this morning and asparagus for supper.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011



It has been a beautiful day here in northeast Tennessee. Dennis has split the hive and we will check in another week to see if the new hive has hatched a queen.

The peas, arugala, radishes and mustrad are up.

And I am quilting on the long arm for myself and others, now.