First of all - where did June go? I can't believe it's nearly a month since my last post! My only excuse is that I've been very, very busy - especially in the garden....and thank Goodness there isn't a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Plants. Even if it is inadvertently.
About 8 years ago my cousin Jen, who is a genius at making and growing things, (she has a blog - freshwindsgarden.blogspot.com) came up for a workshop and, of course, brought me a plant. She told me what it was but I forgot. I popped it into a fairly small pot and over the years I've watered it but it's never been very spectacular. Well, when we were in wonderful Wales I admired Liz's lovely garden
and in particular this plant
which, on closer inspection
I realised is exactly the same plant that I have kept trapped in a little pot for years. I was appalled and the first thing I did when I got home was to plant it out ....
I can only hope that now it has a bit of freedom it will grow as beautiful as Liz's plant.
Anyway, it has been a busy month with lots going on in the workshop: Lynn, Eileen and Julie finished their Japanese Patch bags,
Lots of quilt tops have been finished including Sue's Di Ford
and Carole's Baltimore (which was quilt as you go so once she's put the binding on that's good to go)
and we've managed to layer quite a few quilts ready for quilting, including Jane's beautiful quilt (she'd only made a hexagon quilt before so it's astounding how well she's done) which, like mine, is made out of fabric she already had.