Saturday, May 31, 2014

Roses....

Another rose is in bloom from the new bushes...I snapped this between thunder boomers today...
 I love the way this bud is unfurling in stages...and the lovely raindrops look cool and refreshing...
There was a little grasshopper sitting on the petals...until next time...
wendy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

On My Desk

A little bit more work in my ledger and the start of the middle section of my project...
Using an actual drawing made from my moms hands...I scanned them in and then reduced them for the project...
 I am loving how all this is coming together...exploring, gathering and preparing to stitch...my mind is full of ideas and more than one project may spring from this first project that I am doing...
Wendy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Roses, Yarn and Stars...

 I have been so happy that my hands have cleared up from having the dreaded poison oak that I have worked this past week on several items...First up is a pic of one of my new rose bushes with two beautiful blooms...it will take a few yrs for this lovely rose bed to be full and thick, but I was so happy to see these two roses this morning...once all the roses have taken root really well, we will be putting lovely white rock gravel down to make this rose garden very pretty...
Next is an update on the afghan I am making with glorious colors...I have used all 25 colors making two rows each...
I am using a size 5mm hook to work this stitch,which can be found here Lucy has the best tuts on her blog...I am still in love with this yarn which is Style Craft yarn...I have started the color repeat and get giddy when I see all these lovely colors together...
I did make one star this past week...just needs the outer diamonds sewn on...sorry for the blur...I don't know what happened...
This little jewel went off to a new home across the waters...it is a candle mat...I really enjoyed making this one...hope you are having a great day...
Wendy



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sigh....

I have been doing a little bit on my current project adding to my ledger work and trying to decide how I will proceed...I will be doing a few more samples before I start on the actual project...I also need to draw out a design sheet as I think I may have a way to incorporate the crazy quilt aspect that is truly me in the design...right now I am thinking on how to get it from thought process to ledger...
 I am enjoying the process though...and am learning new ways to explore my ideas for the project...the snippets from my grans dress make me smile every time I see them...I can see her smile and hear her voice when I look at the dress I am using...such great memories of her...until next time keep those needles stitching...
Wendy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alchemy...

Working a bit in my ledger on my Alchemy project for 2014...just gathering ideas at the moment...


 I am enjoying the process of deciding how to go about a new project I am working on...stay tuned...
Wendy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Playing....

I have a little gadget that I bought a month or so ago to punch out paper hexagons with...I have three sizes and I finally used the smallest to make some templates...these are 3/4 of an inch and for me very small...in just a bit I had a whole stack of 100 paper pieces ready to go in my package...I made these to go off in a swap package that I put together...not sure if I will sew with these as they are small...but they do make great gifts for quilty friends that do epp...I can't show the rest of the package until it arrives to its new home...are these little sweets coming your way?....
Wendy

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day....

A big Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful mom and all of those moms who are celebrating today...may your day be filled with love, laughter and fun!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blooming...

Some of my roses have started the blooming process....the smell is heavenly...I love roses and have many rose bushes...this year we are working on a rose garden and have planted 23 new rose bushes and will plant another 24 soon...the rose above is from a Tyler TX rose bush...love them...this yellow old fashioned rose bush is a climber and it is up a 40ft tree on the backside of the property...it is full of blooms and buds getting ready to bloom out...the smell is so sweet and fragrant...

 These roses are so pretty...it has the palest yellow blooms every year and has 8 to 40 ft. runners all up in the tree and hanging down to the ground....
 this rose loves to climb and cascade down...it came from my mom's home place and is a cutting off of her bush...this rose bush is around 60yrs old...
 There are hundreds of buds on this one....I am watching daily so I can hopefully capture it in full bloom before any rain comes and makes the petals fall...
 some very pretty iris have popped up over night as well in full bloom...these are so lovely, almost like velvet...
 Lovely thick petals on this one...smells wonderful....
 Candystripe is one of my favorite roses that I have...looks like a peppermint exploded on the rose...
 a nice soft color for a rose...again smells wonderful...
 these little roses are very dense in petals and the smell is so fabulous on these...
last of all is my running rose bush from my dads home place...this bush is a cutting from a bush that is over a hundred yrs old...this particular bush is 45 yrs old...it is an old fashioned breed rose and is full of these lovely little roses...and they pack a powerful rose scent when in bloom....I hope you have enjoyed my tour of roses...I know I enjoyed smelling them and taking pics of them...may your day be filled with the fragrance of roses as well.
Wendy 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Finally....

E:   Embroidery Thread
A:   Artist Cards
S:   Snoopy Easter Fabric
T:   Table Runner
E:   Easels (Made with pegs & chalk paint!)
R:   Ric Rac

T:   Table Scatters (Easter Bunnies) & Tissue Holder
I:    Inch Ruler
M:  McTavishing Sampler Mug Rug
E:   Easy Quilt Project Cards

My package to Julie from the Easter Time swap has arrived...it has taken nearly three weeks to get to her and was mailed on time...after a bit of research it has been discovered that the airmail I had paid for was not applied...no airmail sticker on the package anywhere...I am just glad that it has arrived to Julie and that she likes what I sent out to her...the pic is from her blog of what I sent out for her enjoyment...
And another pic of what I received from my partner...a great swap even though the postal service is definitely on the naughty list at the moment...
Wendy 

ps...no sewing or stitching at the moment as I have poison oak on my hands (in the palms) up my arms and on my legs...I guess I got this when I was cleaning out the flower beds on the bank beside my moms house...I am one itchy girl...:) hope it dries up soon...

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