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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring is coming, I just know it!

We're getting ready to load up the van for the NJ Quilt Fest this weekend and of course the weatherman is saying we'll have snow showers all day.  Won't that just be lovely?  We're hosting the HandiQuilter booth so I'm hoping that most of our stuff will be large, take up huge amounts of room in the rented van and require few trips in and out of the show building later on today . . . . hey, a girl can dream can't she???

While slogging through the slush I know is headed our way, I'm going to be dreaming of gardens and my day lilies and planning a wall hanging that's been bouncing around in my head for years (where does the time go???)  It's just the kind of thing to hang in my kitchen about this time of year to remind me that yes Debbie, this snow will disapear, it will get warmer and the gardens will bloom again!

So for the past couple of years I've been planning on good sized wall hanging of my garden.  I don't have a picture of it in my head yet but I HAVE been collecting fabrics for it.  (The most important part!)

I know I want daylilies in my wall hanging as I have  no less than a couple of hundred in my gardens.  They're easy to take care of, require little water and make a grand statement when massed together.  My Dad called the orange ones "Tiger Lilies" and my collection started with a few plants from his little garden down by his truck that he basically ignored but the Tiger Lilies bloomed profusely every year.
Jim says we have a little TOO much orange in the garden but I love the way it sets off the other colors. 

And peonies, have to have the grand dames of my front garden with that gorgeous deep pink. 
Some purply/pink hydrangeas to fill in.
And some pretty white Shasta Daises for contrast.

Now I just need a snow day to be sew . . . .