A different wildflower!

I’ve seen these plants for the last few years…never could figure out what it was.  This year, they’re thick in some areas and we stopped so I could get a photo.   I went online tonight and found a great site with very clear photos.  

These are actually called Standing Cypress!  They grow in the Southeastern states…I certainly wouldn’t consider Texas as Southeastern!

But here they are and they’re quite pretty.  These are standing about 3′ tall.

Here’s a closeup of the blooms.

They look like miniature trumpets.  I bet the butterflies and hummers would love them.  I wonder if you can buy seeds???   I’ll have to look online.   I would love to have some of these in the back 40.

Susan ~ Patchkat

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Stashbusting Sunday

This wasn’t a real good week, lol…somehow, 12 yds of assorted solid Kona Cottons jumped in my cart at HL today.  I was looking for solids for the QFV that I wanted to make and discovered I was really low on Navy, Light Blue and Ash.  

I also needed more Snow as I’ve used most of what I bought last time on the Defrag quilt.  I promise, I didn’t buy anything I didn’t need!

It’s not ALL bad.   I cut out the QFV except for setting triangles (cause I bought that fabric today). 

I also cut more blocks for the new BOM starting in July.   I’m going with a larger size…I’m using the same fabrics as the Defrag quilt (which is why I needed the Snow) as I’m hoping to use both quilts in the bunkhouse on the twin beds.

Yardage purchased this week – 12 yds 

Yardage used this week –     6.75 yds

Year to date purchased –  68.50 yds

Year to date used  (goal 300 yds) – 206 yds 

old UFOs finished ytd  (goal 10) – 6

 Charity quilt tops ytd (goal 30) – 17

I’m done shopping for the year!   I’m already nearly double what I bought LAST year :-( but I let myself get way low on the basics….not a good thing)

Susan ~ Patchkat