Thursday, June 12, 2014

Another Jane Stickle Block

I worked on two Jane Stickle triangle blocks Tuesday and completed the handwork on the first last night.  This is left side 7, Sally’s Steeple.  It required both paper piecing and applique.  It wasn't that difficult, just time consuming.

The vegetable garden, which consists of three tomato plants and three pepper plants, all in pots, is really producing.  Nothing tastes as good as a vine ripened tomato.  I'm also getting a hand full of black berries to go on my cereal every other day.  I have one two-year old plant that is bearing and a newly planted bush that is trying to become established.

Last fall’s chrysanthemum is also blooming.  It has managed to thrive on complete neglect.  When the blooms fade I will try to put it into a new pot with fresh soil.
Bob made a trip to the ranch this morning to check on some things.  When he opened the screen door to the house he discovered a snake napping between the screen and the house door.  He knocked it out of the way assuming it was a harmless only to discover it was a copperhead.  By the time he found something to kill it with, it had disappeared.  


Frog Quilter said...

I dead head my mums and they last a long time. Love the triangle blocks. When are you going to preview the whole top? I'm interested in seeing it. Hugs

Exuberant Color said...

Aren't you glad you didn't open that screen door?

Debbie said...

You must be nearly to the end of the blocks.....looking forward to seeing them all again. I run from snakes !

Impera Magna said...

...snake behind the screen door? *eeek* Glad it wasn't me that found it...

Sally's Steeple is lovely... you're doing such a great job with the batiks on these blocks... can't wait to see it all together!

And you're correct... nothing better than a 'mater right off the vine!