Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tiny Tumblers

I have found a perfect quilt shop very near to where I live.  Hurray!!!  Primitive Gatherings is located at 26855 Jefferson Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92592.  If you live around here or are in the vicinity, go there; you will not be disappointed.  It's a huge shop with so many fabric offerings, including a large selection of wool fabric.  On my very first visit, I happened upon this pattern which includes a sturdy plastic template; Tiny Tumblers.  Teeny tiny blocks to piece together. "Only you, Calico Quilter," says me to myself.  With this one, I am using up more bits and pieces from my fabric stash.  The finished quilt will measure about 13-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches.  

Parsley and Posies

Flat-leaf parsley, white violas, Iceland poppies; these do well
February 2016; late winter, early spring.  I grow herbs and posies in containers.  We have had cool nights, warm days this past week; in the 40s at night, mid-70s during the day.  I know!!!  The Temecula sun beats down heavy in any season, and so I use small umbrellas to shade those plants and seedlings that wilt and wither in extreme heat.