Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Carpe Diem... is the beginning of summer here in Wisconsin.. June is just about the most perfect month in my humble opinion. Powder blue skies, puffy clouds...comfortable days and cool nights for sleeping. Everything is new green and the pond is high...young life abounds ...

Outdoor projects come together after a start last Fall...

My herbs are doing a happy dance because their feet are no longer in clay soil that is either hard baked or soggy following any rain...this is their new home..

Loving the blue lupines along the back - special to me - seeds were brought back from one of our Alaska trips...

A little clump of marigolds, chervil and basil seedlings by the potting shed porch...

Miss Kim lilacs in bloom...a delicate fragrance hangs in the evening air...

Somehow, I got distracted from unsewing borders (more on this another time)

...watching our family of goslings with their attentive parents.

I did manage to finish Block #6 on the Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt - this was an enjoyable bit of applique to do... happy you stopped by to share this day in June...hoping wherever in the world you are that the day is good for you.




  1. Your flower area looks wonderful, but I love that purple adirondack chair with the quilt.

  2. Wow--beautiful herb garden! I don't think I will show you mine! : )
    Looks like you are in a lovely setting.
    Your BB block looks great!

  3. It does look like a really beautiful day there. We are enjoying the beginning of winter (although it's much milder than yours). Your BB block is lovely, beautiful fabrics.

  4. How nice to share a little of your Spring - looks idyllic! Love that lilac - can almost smell it:)
    Lovely BB block.

  5. love your raised herb bed, what a great solution! pretty lilacs, they are a favorite of mine.
    Your porch looks like a shady nice spot to sit and stitch.

  6. How pretty where you live. Has a peaceful look.
    I have not started Benjamin Biggs. I am seriously considering the red & blue combo for the blocks as you have done.

  7. Your herb garden looks very happy! We just bought a 'Miss Kim' that is ready to go in the ground! I do enjoy June as well. Wish it were a bit less soggy! A big hug from me to you! xo

  8. Lovely post, Pat! The new raised herb garden looks so nice - thanks for sharing.


  9. What a fabulous herb garden!
    Your property has such beautiful views and graced so lovely with wildlife. LOVE your Ben Biggs block to. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  10. Oh my dear friend, this is a lovely, life-filled posting.

    Thank you, thank you for the Mother quote. We all loved it.

    All joys to you,


  11. I am so behind in my gardening this year but now maybe that's a good thing because your raised bed is giving me ideas ~ hmmm.....
    Your yard looks lovely, Pat!

  12. thanks for sharing your lovely garden and quilt block.


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