The foxgloves are blooming at the side of the house, along with the roses. The vast amounts of rain this Spring seems to have been appreciated by the foxgloves. They are freakishly tall this year. I love foxgloves, though they grow wild around here and spread like crazy—little bit weedy, some people think. But I find them hard to resist.
I made a little foxglove quilt several years ago. It was for a QuiltArt Challenge called "The Straight and Narrow." All long skinny pieces. It is still up on the QuiltArt web site, though I think it has been at least 6 years ago.
I showed it at the Japanese Garden and sold it. It was on the postcard for the Japanese Garden show that year and I ended up with a handful of the leftover postcards. If I cut out the image of the quilt it is a good size and shape for a bookmark, so I have made several.
Would you like a foxglove bookmark? I have 8 to give away. I will send one to the first 8 people who leave a comment saying they would like one. Of course you will have to send me your mailing address. Don't leave your address in the comments, email me separately. Here's a link to my email address.