It's not time to plant the garden yet, and already I have harvested some punkins! I finished the quilting on this little quilt (it's 36" square) to have it ready to hang up in the store because I'm going to teach it as a class this summer. The pumpkin blocks are 6" square and are made with the Mini Quick Curves ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful. This was a fun project and I liked working with the ruler. The directions are easy to follow, and you might want to give it a go yourself! We have the patterns and rulers over at the store, and we always so mail orders if you like.
And another addition to my household planting---
I went with my neighborhood friends to Plant Nite just a few nights ago. This is modeled on the Paint Nite events that you might have heard of or experienced. A group gathers with a leader who brings all the supplies and teaches/explains what to do. This was a fun and different evening out. We found a location convenient to us (Ham Lake Lanes!) and joined a group of about 20 people for some planting. The company operates in many locations. We did have to meet first for food and adult beverages, luckily there was a designated waitress who kept us supplied! I like my little planter! Plus, this was offered as a Groupon, so the price made it silly not to give it a try and enjoy a night out with friends.
The next day I was visiting my friend, Nancy, and she had over-wintered her succulents from the garden and yard. It was finally safe to put them outside on the deck, although they did get a tarp over them the night we were there because it was borderline cold. And she is generous with clippings, so I have more plants to put into pots now! They will spend the summer out on the patio, and hopefully survive for another year!
I have a book recommendation for you, if you have reading time. This book really didn't take so long to read, partly because it was hard to put down. One night I read until 1 AM, and I hardly ever do that! It's Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I won't tell you much about, so as not to spoil the story. It's historical fiction, set in Paris, in 1942 and the present. It's a compelling story.