Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trees and Squares

Outside my front door is this magnificent tree and it is in full bloom at present.
It is a native Australian tree commonly known as a bottlebrush(I think it's a Callistemon) and my husband says it's name is Captain Cook and who am I to argue- all I know is that it is beautiful.(I'm no gardener and I will be the first to admit it)
This is a close up of the flowers--there is only one problem with this tree and it is that when the flowers are finished it drops the spikey bits and leaves a carpet of red all over the path leading up to the front door and in through the front door if I am not careful.



I can now show you the crazy patchwork square that I did for Sandy because she has contacted me to say it has arrived as well as her "I've found it" postcard.




I enjoyed doing this square as I haven't done any crazy patchwork for years--I think I will do some more next year---

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Great bush. I certainly do like my crazy block and will make a purse, I think. Sandy

Ira said...

What a beautiful block. Great work.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my. I love your tree!! I have a pattern to stitch those flowers here somewhere...must hunt it up. Beautiful square too (makes me want to get back to making them too).

linda stokes said...

We have those bottlebrushes too, at our place the parrots nip off the flowers & make a bigger mess! Love your crazy patch too.

Dianne said...

We have a few bottlebrush and they're flowering now -they are beautiful!! Love your block - it's wonderful. I would also like to try crazy quilting.

Fran├žoise said...

What a strange and beautiful tree! I have to visit your country one day...
Lovely crazy block too.

Debbi Baker said...

What a fabulous block - look at all that stitching and detail!! Just gorgeous Doreen.

Dot said...

What a beautiful bottlebrush Doreen! And I love the crazy patchwork square. Gorgeous colors as per usual...

Micki said...

Love your CQ block, it is beautiful and your stitching is lovely.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Doreen - What a Bottle Brush Tree that is. I have one. but nothing like yours. Does it grow 'haning down' - mine shoots out dieways!
Your Crazy Quilting is just wonderful - real touch of Victoriana! Val