Today I got a special package in the mail!! I have to send out a big thanks to Vickie at Sugar Spun Quilts. Vickie generously shared some of he Denyse Schmidt fabric stash with two lucky readers and I was one of them. Wow, I can't believe I won. Check out my beautiful new fabric:)
I'm not sure what I'm going to make with this bounty -- I'll keep you posted.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I really don't have much to say, but I like to show what I do each week. It keeps me working when I am held somewhat accountable. These are my connected flowers. I think they are looking fine.
This is my flower of the week. The color is a vibrant orange, the picture doesn't do it justice!!
Please leave a comment. I have to admit I'm addicted to kind comments.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Guess what?? We actually have some spring in our neck of the woods!! We always get a flock of flickers in our yard each Spring and it made me smile when I looked and our visitors had arrived. See this handsome fellow:
Our fish in our tiny pond are swimming in the sun.
Here are the first flowers to show up--
My mother gave me these bulbs about six years before she passed away. They never bloomed. I thought that the hungry little chipmunks ate them. The year she died there was one beautiful bloom. Of course I took this to mean my mother was watching out for us from heaven. Now ten years later there are many many blooms. Thanks Mom:)
Many of my flowers, bushes and trees in the yard came in the form of gifts from my son Glenn. When my younger son was still in school the joke was Glenn bought the plants, Josh planted them. Josh still comes home in the summer and says "Mom do you need me to dig any holes in the yard?" I usually do:)
After the horribly snowy winter look at all the sticks that need to be picked up before I start mowing. This will take days to do. Hopefully I'll get some help.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
You can see my progress if you look at my last post.
I didn't have many comments on my last post because somehow I "lost" my pictures. I think I fixed the problem. (Fingers crossed)
I had a comment on April 9th:
Jenny at http://www.cloverandviolet.com/ said...
Wow, those are lovely! I'm just visiting for the first time, but how large are you making this piece? I cannot wait to see how it progresses!
First, thanks for visiting and commenting, Jenny. To answer your question I'm not really sure how large I'm making my garden. I had visions of a double bed size, but I may change my mind. I love the handwork, but the progress is VERY S-L-O-W. At any rate, I'm sure I'll still be working on it next year at this time:)
If any of you have not visited Jenny's blog, I advise you to correct the situation immediately. She makes lovely things and has great tutorials. I have to admit I enjoy seeing the little man (her son) she posts about. He is soooo cute. (Almost as cute as my grandsons, lol)
Just One More Thing -- I'd like to know what all of you are making with your flowers? This is not a rhetorical question -- I need answers!! Can't wait to hear from you.