Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Purple and Green, favorite colors!

I was out in the back yard this morning tending to my garden before the 100 degree temperatures make it unbearable to be out there. Ye gads! It's early June and we're already having temps in excess of 105, and this is actual temperature, not heat index! I hate to see what August will bring... I guess that I can say that with those hot temperatures, comes the harvesting of bounty from my garden. I've posted a picture below of some of my harvest this morning. I did not want to harvest everything that is close to being ready, because I can't eat all of it at once! Now, if I can only beat the Mockingbird to the tomatoes!
This is my first experience with growing blue potatoes, and I've never tasted one that I remember. I usually grow red potatoes, and I planted one slip, but haven't begun to dig those yet. Maybe I should hang on for the 4th of July and make a red, white and blue potato salad!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Raising babies

I was busily stitching this afternoon when I kept hearing babies crying. I decided to go see what all the noise was about, and looked out my kitchen window to see baby Blue Jays in the bird bath. There wasn't just one or two, but five! If you include the two parents that were with them, there were seven Blue Jays in the rose bush and on the deck railing, as well as in the bird bath! They are so cute, and the dog and I really enjoyed watching them. They have splashed all the water out of the bird bath, so I'll have to go refill it. I just know that they will fly off and not come back for a while after I go outside. They visited yesterday afternoon about the same time, and did not come back after I gave them a refill. They are also enjoying the rose petals off my trellis and the watermelon rind that I put out for them! I am sharing a few of the pictures I took with all of you. It's a shame that I could never get more than three at a time in any of the pictures! What a treat on this 100+ degree afternoon! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did watching them! Happy stitching!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

forgot link!

Oops, I forgot the link to the site I mentioned in my previous post, enjoy!

Exquisite ribbon work!

I want to share a site with everyone today.  I love the stuff at Handmade Cottage Boutique!  Her work is inspirational, to say the least.  I love crazy quilt work, and I think she does an outstanding job...I could
only hope to rise to this level.  My forte is in other areas of stitching.  I hope you enjoy her site and shop as much as I do.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Victorian beaded needle case

I finally got pictures taken of the beaded needle case that I was working on and completed last year.  I was using it for a project I was working on, and wanted to get all of the loose needles and thread out of it before I took my pictures.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed working on this project!  I'm ready to start on my next project now!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paying it forward

I have started out the New Year with a "paying it forward" swap.  I'm making 5 handmade gifts, and in turn, 5 of my friends have signed on to swap gifts.  I think it's a great idea for promoting your business, and at the same time promoting your friends' business too!  I'll post pictures as I complete them.  The first one I'm working on is from Japanese fabric in shades of orange, purple and red.  It's going to be colorful, if nothing else!  Now, I need to decide what the other four are going to be!