My Sunday Work


Sunday after was a beautiful day and my days to finally get the plants moved from the farm were ticking away as before I know it, there will snow and bad weather.

I accessed what was at the farm and places I had here that I could plant plants.  I ended up with this along the south side of the house.  From the air conditioner unit to the white fence I planted iris’.  They  are a good old fashion hardy flower that need little to no maintenance so I wanted them.  Along the white fence are a variety of other plants I had at the farm…Russian Sage, Veronica, Coreopsis, Lillies and I can’t remember what else.  At this point, I am not real picky.  I simple what to get plants in the ground.  Next year I can play with their placing if I don’t like it.


Along the garage which is the south side I planted variegated hostas and my one hearty purple aster.


A mismatch of more plants were planted along the front of what will be the vegetable garden on each side of the trellis.  I moved my Clematis’ and I so hope they come back along with some plants that I originally got from my mother’s flower garden.  They really mean a lot to me.

At this point I have two rose bushes that I thought about moving yet but other than that, I think we can finally say we have everything from the farm.  That is so nice to be able to say.  All summer we’ve been wanting to move the plants but really couldn’t until we had the lawn landscaped.

Thankfully Sunday the weather was amazing….just beautiful.  It was a great day to be outside and working….and it was a great job to have finished.  I do have to keep reminding myself that although the plants look scraggly now they will look much better next year.

A Little Book News: Sneak Peak!!


Some of you might not know but we have a new collaboration book coming out soon with C & T Publishing.  We’re really excited about it.

Authors were given a guideline for designing and it kind of went like this.  Take an quilt block.  Design a quilt.  Then make variations.  All should use fat quarters.  Make up to six variations.  Well that’s exactly what we did.  This was all happening last fall when we were in the thick of things with the house renovations so lucky for us we didn’t have to make all of the variations…just the original quilt.

We have just recently gotten a few sneak peaks at the book.


Here is our original quilt….We decided to go with a turn and dash block.  It’s classic but can be made a little more jazzy too.11141_Kramer_099__84190.1427839226.1104.1280
We need a wedding quilt in a couple weeks so I was trying to figure out what to make.  I immediately thought to make one of the variations…and that’s exactly what I’m working on here in the picture.

This quilt has the least amount of variations.  Our other quilts have much more and are really fun.  Work on this quilt top was a joint effort between Kelli and I.  We found some fun fall themed fat quarters when sorting fabrics in the quilting room and thought they would work perfectly…so far, so good.  Sitting down to sew on this was our treat after getting the quilting room cleaned.

Keep watching the blog for more news on the new book.  We’ll be having pre-orders available soon and will likely be offering a great deal to go along with it on our calendars.  Keep watching.  We will offer a great deal for you to buy a book for you and a calendar for a friend…or vice-versa.

We are so excited to be working with C & T Publishing and so excited to have another publication to offer you.  Watch the blog for more info coming soon.

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