First up are my hexagon flower blocks for this week. I only made 2 and last week I didn't make any, but I am still making progress. Got to stay on top of these.
I have been playing with my scraps and decided to put the finished blocks together for a quilt top. Here is my progress so far. I think I will add a few more rows. I don't have much of the white on white fabric, so when I run out, the quilt will be done.
Now for something different. Last Monday I went over to our local library and joined in on a 'drop-in program' for knitters. I haven't knitted anything in a long time. I used to make toques, scarves and mitts for the kids at the school where my DD teaches. I haven't done that for a long time either. So I started making some mittens. I'll try to make a few more things in this 2-hour, twice a month program. It was fun. Here is what I have so far.
I have also been busy in my garden. A while back, I discovered that there was such a thing as fall crocuses. I was able to get some at a local nursery. They have to be planted in the fall. Next spring they will come up and show some leaves. Then by August or September the leaves will disappear and beautiful pink or mauve flowers will appear.
This one is called Colchicum Byzantinum. It was already starting to flower in the package. This one has a very large bulb and the package said that it would have to be divided after a couple of years because it grows very quickly. That's a good thing! I also planted some small bulbs of a different kind of fall crocus. But I could have saved myself the trouble because when I went outside this morning I discovered that my resident squirrel had dug them up. I forgot to sprinkle some cayenne pepper on the soil. That is the only thing that keeps my squirrels away.
And last, but not least, I did some baking. I made a banana chocolate chip bunt cake and a marble bunt cake which is pictured here.
I also sandwiched a quilt that I hope to finish in the next couple of days. So it's back to the sewing room for me.