I finally got all 108 blocks up on the wall and decided on an arrangement. I’ll sew them together today. After a fun day with friends yesterday I was ready to focus on several projects.
Number 10 out of 12 stars is finished. I cut the star points for the last two blocks too. I also finished tearing out the paper in the rest of the Stepping Stone blocks in the second column.
I added two more rounds of strips edging my way out from purple to periwinkle. Next will be true blue, then turquoise and green. I think it is in the 22″ range right now.
I thought I dug out all of the spiderwort when I was planting the last dozen or so of hostas last fall. The spiderwort dies down before the end of summer so the hostas will fill in the spaces.
This is the native plant Heliotrope. I know there is another plant totally different with the same name. The flowers are very fragrant. The plant is rather invasive so I have to keep it controlled. Since these are growing on my bark path through the garden I will dig them out when they are done blooming.
Here is a link to Sharon’s blog for the shortbread cookie recipe (cookies that I showed yesterday). I mix mine with a mixer now instead of cutting the butter in with a pastry cutter and they still come out fine.