(1) Life-changing insights
(2) Scented baths
(3) Learning the Latin names of plants
In my office I have a "ZZ" plant that my friend Renea gave me for my birthday last January, and it has really fluorished! See those two shoots near the right side of the pot? I noticed them when I went back to work after the Christmas holidays, and I was only out of the office for 5 days!
Isn't that pretty? The Latin name is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. So now you know.
I'm still unearthing forgotten/abandoned blocks, why do I squirrel away so much stuff??
I made the baskets below one spring just to make something. If I remember correctly, I had run out of that particular red and didn't find any more that "exactly" matched, so it went into the forgotten file.
This was paper-pieced - here's a close up of one block:
So, why did I care so much about the red?? I can just go to my stash now and pull a red, if that's what I want to use, and finish this off. Then I'll have a "new" quilt to grace my walls come spring. Two, even!