One of the joys is this Harlequin Honeysuckle, Lonicera Sempervirens Harlequin, purchased through a gift from my West Hartford neighbors on the death of my sister, Jeanne, at age 58 from complications of a heart transplant. Jeanne's personality shared equal parts vitality, drama, humor, and hysteria, and so I chose this honeysuckle because its exuberantly variegated leaves and multicolored flowers remind me of her.
Time for gardening is a little short right now. I've been getting ready for a couple of quilt shows. For example, I spent a few weeks creating the two pieces below.
|Frost and Flame|
Then too, I'm also getting ready for an upcoming show at Stamford's Bartlett Arboretum, along with my friends from the Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective. More, much more, about that show later, but meanwhile, the creation goes on: Here are Queen Anne's Lace and Secrets of the Cabbage Patch, both created for that show, which will be hung on Friday May 31:
|Queen Anne's Lace is constructed from my own hand-painted fabric and stenciled with acrylic craft paint. Along the right side are photos of a field of Queen Anne's Lace in full bloom.|
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."--Ralph Waldo Emerson