Almost finished with this quilt. It won't be very large and might be better as a wall hanging. Here are some details as I get on with the quilting.
More rain. I know we need it, but every day? Well, we did have a bit of a break yesterday, and I transplanted two of my clematis that will be in the way of the new addition...if we ever get that far. I've been transplanting the contents of two beds, gradually, for the last several weeks and so far, everything has revived immediately.
The beautiful iris again. See how black that bud is as it prepares to open? Like black satin. Little raindrops decorate the petals. (You can click on the picture to enlarge.)I found this little bit about the symbolism of the iris:
Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred
flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved
women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to
take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
- Hana No Monogatari: The Stories of Flowers