How does my garden grow? (1)

Just as an aside: Those of us in our fifties and beyond agree that the weeks, months and years all fly by far faster than they ever used to. My question is, ‘As that is the case, how come Winter seems to last twice as long as it ever used to?’ Being cold and trying to get warm and snug have now become tiresome, bring on the warm weather 🙂 Soon, please!

We’ve had some tantalising warm(ish) days dotted through the more typical cold wet ones, Winter is loosing it’s grip but fights back with blasts of icy Arctic wind or storms straight off the Atlantic.

Out and about there are hopeful signs of Spring; flowers, a few daring leaves, the birds are collecting nesting materials and the hours of daylight have increased significantly.

Those signs of Spring are spurring me on to think about sowing seeds and to getting on with making the quilt I’ve entered into the Gardener’s World category at the Quilts UK show, Malvern, in May (eek! not so far away now!).





So, the exclusive, big reveal, the first four blocks are complete and the second set of four are under construction. Drum roll…


Gardener’s World corner blocks

I’m doing my best to be methodical, finalising the block designs and cutting instructions as I go; neatly storing the print outs, after scribbling reminders and notes, in a folder. Here’s hoping my very organised daughter will be impressed with my system when she visits next week – even if the sewing room is a bit of mess and we have to scrape layers of ‘must sort this outs’ off the sofa bed before we can sit, stitch and natter!

Linking with other quilters via Lorna’s Let’s Bee Social.





About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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