I was chatting via email with Cathi from the blog Quilt Obsession and mentioned that I had an antique doll bed. She loves making miniature quilts all pieced by hand. Check out this post where she shows the blocks with a ruler to show how small they are. Also she shows the backing fabric and the block she used for the label. On this post while the quilt was in progress, she shows the wrong side of the patchwork so you can see how neat the pressing is. I am so happy to be the recipient of this wonderful quilt. I would never have the patience to make blocks that small.
Usually the peonies start blooming before Memorial Day and some years they are all done by then. I only had one flower this year by Monday but yesterday 2 bushes were in bloom. My lilacs are the late variety and they are in bloom too. The backyard smells heavenly. It almost makes mowing the grass a pleasure. I even enjoyed pulling weeds while enjoying the fragrance.