IMG_1646My hydrangeas are ready to pick for drying.  Their color was beautiful this year.  I’m sure that the color will fade as time goes by, but I will enjoy them until they do.  when I was plucking the bottom leaves, I noticed the beautiful color of the leaves.  As soon as the plants die because of the cold, I’ll cut the bushes back again.  That seems to be the way to get a very nice small bush with big flowers.



The weather is cold for the middle of October.  I don’t feel like going out and working in the garden. Soon, everything will be covered by snow and it won’t matter. I can always clean it up in the Spring.


I’ve finished block 25 and 26 in the Moda Block Head Round 2.  Block 25 is Oshkosh Star.  It is designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.  The red star in the middle is 2″.  The star points are 1/4″ wide.  The class in tiny piecing came in handy again.



Block 26 is Churndash Surprise.  It is designed by Corey Yoder.  Again, another small piece in the center of the block.


I have a stack of 3 1/2″ pieces ready to make nine patches for Linus quilts.  Now that the sewing room is partially organized, I can go in and just sew.  I’m not sure if I will  send them off to the Linus coordinator or make a quilt with them and send it to her.

Have a great day and happy quilting.


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