Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Musings

To my friends in the USA, Happy Labor Day!!
Heavy sigh. My weekend was not as long as I would have never seems to be! However, I did get a little outdoor decluttering done. 
Last days of my flower bed...partially "decluttered"

 The weather here in Eastern Nebraska was fabulous on Sunday and Monday. So, I took advantage and ventured outdoors to work on my flower beds. A strangely melancholy  activity,  I trimmed away the old peonies which were dying back.  I remembered how beautiful they were in bloom. So bright and lovely; their scent delightful.  Now: withered and wilted. Then with hope, I remember, next spring they will resurface in all their glory!  So, I carefully prepared their bed and tucked them in for the winter. Sweet dreams, my peonies! I will see you in the spring! 
My peonies with their neighbors, happy daisies in spring

A close up of my peonies.
On Monday, the Cluttered Quilter family had brunch with old friends, who used to live almost next door to us. We hadn't seen them in about twelve years!!  We oohh and aawwed over the changes in our kids and how young we look, even though our kids seem to have aged. A good time was had by all!!
And, I did some hexie work.
These little hexies will be winging their way across the ocean to  Celine  at Espritpatch
I hope ya'll had a great weekend...long or short.  Now, I need to work on my September One Inch Hexy swap and my One Flower Wednesday block!!  Guess I better git to stitchin'!! 



  1. Your little hexies turned out nice! I'm sure Celine will love them. I really like the black and white one, very striking.

  2. We were lucky with the weather, it makes me very very happy. Getting company from the East so busy getting organized.

  3. Such lovely peonies and daisies... I'm with you wishing they could bloom year round! I suppose we wouldn't appreciate them as much if they did...



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