Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Charlotte in Cherry Blossom by MDsparks
Trinity by Marshatoh
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It's another gloomy rain soaked day here in the Northeast, what is it with all the rain? I hope it doesn't do this all Summer. We have such long Winters here, that to lose the pleasure of Spring and Summer to too much rain would just be too much to take! You know it's bad when even the farmers think it's too much! Sunday is the first day of Summer, so fingers crossed for a change in wether patterns!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It was made using really lovely summer fabrics from a couple of Heather Bailey's fabric ranges - Bijoux and Pop Garden, aren't they lovely?
I have been admiring quilts lately that have a lot of linen accented by strips of patchwork print fabrics, so I used those as my inspiration. Also, I had to sneek my signature flower, the coneflower, onto the design somewhere - so I embroidered it on the front with a lovely variegated orange thread. Doesn't the lining just make it pop, love that orange!
I'd love to know what you think, so be sure to leave a comment!
Monday, June 15, 2009
I'm glad she loves it, I knew from the moment I saw the fabric that it was a must buy.
These bags are perfect for the summer, with the cool cotton, and the smooth touch of the wooden handles. I love the cuteness of the mushroom lining, with all it's pretty colors, very fun!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Also, how cute are the other two patterns? I love the halter, now if only the weather would out get out of this cool and rainy rut it's in, I'll be more excited about wearing it!
Have a wonderful weekend, are you sewing anything this weekend?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Stay tuned for the finished bags....
and while I was there, I had to get some fabric to make a bag for my daughter too! It's a fabric designed by Alexander Henry with flower fairies and mushrooms, it doesn't get much cuter than that! Fun, fun, fun.....
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Last year I planted a peony, so it didn't flower then at all. This year it's put all it's energy into one big bud, and it's been that way since what seems ages!!!! I can't wait to see what it's flower looks like, and it's good at building the suspense. Apparently, peony buds have a sticky substance on the outside of them, which needs to be eaten and removed by ants in order for the bud to open, but I checked and the ants have been there for sure! So, now, I wait........
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
When I look back at these pictures, I realise how much hotter it was at this time last year! The kid's were already needing water, and shade, to cool off! What idyllic pictures of childhood!
I've only had this clematis a couple of years, and this year it completely WOWed me! It has more blooms than I can fit in the picture, what a beauty it is! A true perennial, in that it doesn't need much attention at all to keep on returning - I love those kind of plants the best! Gardening can really be a full time job in of itself, so with kids and work and life in general, I don't get as much time as I would like to play outside. So, it's good to have old friends like this clematis, that come around and delight you year after year, without ever feeling neglected!
Monday, June 1, 2009
I love listening to music by Feist, it's so fun and makes you want to sing along and dance! I also like Wilco, and I just read that Jeff Tweedy and Feist have recorded a song together, how cool is that? I'm so excited, have to wait for the new Wilco album to hear it though, oh well worth the wait definitely!
So, for today I'll leave with a wonderful Feist song to start your week off right! Enjoy!
Inside and Out by Feist