This is my little creation for Lyn’schallenge. It is not one bit like what I first invisioned when I saw these sweet grandmother’s garden blocks on her blog. I was thinking flowers blooming from a pot. But I could not stay within the peramiters of the challenge and do that. So these little blocks sat on the design wall for quite a while. Then while trying to figure out blocks for Jane’s woven quilt this idea came to me.
I call it Grandpa’s wrench in Grandma’s garden. Now there is a story with this. A few years ago at Thanksgiving time my dad (aka grandpa) thought it would be fun to go jeepin’ before Thanksgiving dinner. My mom (aka grandma) told him no, that something was bound to happen and Thanksgiving dinner would be ruined. Grandpa assured her that he would be careful, that nothing was going to happen and left for a ‘short’ jeep ride. On Grandpa’s short jeep ride he rolled his jeep. Now he wasn’t hurt fortunately but was not back when Grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner was ready. This threw quite a wrench in Grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner that was getting cold. And she was none to happy.
Now I know that Grandpa’s are not the only ones that throw wrenches in the works of life. But I had Grandmother’s garden blocks so this seemed approprate. Now for the help I requested. Should I put flowers in the baskets? I’m thinking maybe little yo yos or buttons. And what kind of border do you suggest? I welcome and appreciate any and all suggestions.