I know that title probably doesn't excite many, but it sure does me. I will tell you about my lilacs. I have lived here for almost 33 years. I moved in with my husband after our wedding. This place had no lilacs. Where I grew up we had lilacs. They are my favorite flower and I look forward to their blooms every spring. Now I tried to plant lilacs here more times than I can remember. I have transplanted starts from friends, my MIL, my parents' home, and several different mail order companies. They never survive more than 2 seasons. I decided that I just wasn't supposed to have lilacs. So I would just enjoy them at other homes. Then about 5 years ago, our daughter, Carolyn gave me some starts from hers to try one more time. She gave me several starts, but as usual, they all died, except one. (grin) I was so excited when it survived. I added some fertilizer and blood meal. I put a guard around it. I carried water to it. When I had goats, I warned them to leave my lilac bush alone.LOL I didn't quite trust them, so Kevin helped me put a fence around it.LOL I have babied this plant so much. Then last year, I decided there was no use. It would never have blooms, but just keep spreading and be green. I was disappointed, but ok with that. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find blooms this week while out walking in the yard! I have a blooming lilac!
While out and about in the yard, I took a couple of pictures of our fruit trees. Looks like we may have some cherries this year. These are tart cherries that make great pies. Our original tree blew down several years ago, but a couple of trees came up from dropped cherries. They are just now starting to put enough cherries on to do some good.
Thank you all for your ideas to get me out of my slump. I think I am on my way to getting my mojo back. I have worked on my Birds and Blooms for 2 evenings in a row. I have just a little bit of the top border left to quilt. I have also been looking through some books and magazines to spark an interest in a new project. Also thinking about a fabric shopping trip. Yep, I am slowly getting back into the groove. (grin) Bren and Chris asked what tube piecing was. I think it is actually called tube quilting, but it looks more like piecing to me. LOL Anyway, here is a link that shows how to do it. It really does look neat, but mine didn't line up quite the way theirs did. That's ok, I figured it out anyway. LOL I hope this link works. If not, I will try again.
Well, time to get off the computer and do some quilting. (grin) Everyone have a nice evening. Thanks for visiting.