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I have been running back and forth between baby vegetables and baby flowering plants. Some of you have long growing seasons but not us. June is usually safe from frost but not always. The weeds are exceptional this year, probably because we had heavy snow delivering more moisture than usual.

I may have mentioned my bunny problem. They love my vegetables and eat the necessary flowers, plus leaves. This year I decided that the dogs trampling the small plants would be better than their being eaten. So, now the dogs are almost as excited to go to the garden as they are to go up to the lakes. The elderly lady dog is content to sniff things and then nap under the black raspberries. The somewhat younger dog is half rat terrier and half Australian cattle dog. Ears like a bat. He hears things under ground and digs them out.

Back to quilting--this afternoon we had a wild thunderstorm so I ran to the sewing machine instead of the garden. After years of contemplation and indecision, I have decided not to put my planned border on a big applique quilt. With any luck, I'll get the new border sewn and baste the whole thing so it will be ready for handquilting this winter.

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Comment by Pam/NY on June 5, 2017 at 8:05am

We have had nothing but rain! Sick of it...the water will be late warming up for swimming. Have two pillow covers to make for a new couch. That's about all the sewing that is getting done these days! 

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on June 2, 2017 at 4:56am

I've been trying to get some quilts basted for handquilting as well.  One down, one to go.  I sure hope your basting experience goes better than my last one.  I'm hoping my next one does, too!  

I like to can in the fall, but can't grow a garden to save my life.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 1, 2017 at 6:51pm

Our growing season here in Maine is short as well.  And we have deer who love helping themselves to our gardens.  I haven't had much success in getting my own sewing done.  I have had a lot of alterations to take up my time.  I did get a table runner done except for sewing the binding on.  I belong to two sewing groups so that is when I get to sew on my own projects.

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