Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Come on over to my pad....

It was a misty day when I took these...the above shows lily pads up at the Heron Viewing Station. It is just amazing to actually see all of them. I think they are gorgeous plans and sure would love to have a way to grow them here.


I do not know the name of the above plant...hoping someone here will tell me. I think I have seen it somewhere on someone's blog but cannot remember the name. It is at the edges of the marshy area up there. The leaves are way bigger than my hand...
These last two photos are of the bloom--before and after it has bloomed.

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I cannot seem to get back to posting regularly....no excuse. I have just simply been being lazy for the most part.

I have been sewing some...I am making a small log cabin quilt. It will either be to use as a table topper or a small lap quilt. It is in reds and off/white tans. I have 16 blocks made and sewn together. Now I have to put borders on it. That will take a while if I stick with my original plan. I have to look and see how much fabric I have left to see if I have enough to follow through. Anyway, I am wanting to get that done...I have plans to give it to one of our daughters. Just hoping she will like it.
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One of these days I may have a quilting partner....Lorelei always wants to go down in the basement at least one time when she is here to mess with sewing. She wants to sew but does not have the control to press the foot peddle to sew slow, and it scares her when it sews so fast. (I have control of the fabric when she is pressing on the foot peddle.) So she sits and plays with the pins and likes to clip threads for me.


10 comments:

Sandra said...

not sure what that plant is. when L gets a little older i bet she will be making quilts to..

Montanagirl said...

I don't know about the plant. I agree, I think Lorelei will be making quilts someday too!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful water lilies! We have some in our back yard pond, but they haven't taken over like that.

don said...

A fine series on this great looking lily pads. As for Lorelei...she has all the "makings" of a future quilting partner.

Betsy Adams said...

A little quilter in the making. How NEAT!!!! Love it...

Don't know what your last flower/plant is --but the flowers are so pretty...

Can't get over the number of lily pads out there... Awesome!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Maple Lane said...

These are pretty photos, Rose. I remember learning to sew from my grandma, too!

Carletta said...

I feel like I should know what they plant is but I can't place it. I even tried googling it for my own wanting to know. :)
I don't think I've ever seen such a lush amount of lily pads before.
Lily and Lucy both have a toy camera and I hope that will be a bond for us.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hi Rose. The arrow shaped leaves and white flowers are arrowhead. :))

I hope Lorelei does want to make quilts one day! My grandmother taught me to sew and knit. There's often a special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I need to get out and take photos. How fun to be able to teach Lorelei to quilt. A quilt shop owner in town would have her granddaughter sit on her lap and she would control the foot peddle and help her guide the fabric on the machine. I thought what a neat way of teaching her to sew.

Mary said...

I believe they are called Arrowhead plants...just like they look :-) I see them at the wetlands here.

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