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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

flowers in the garden



I like a garden the way I like my CQ



wild and
 full of colors

which may explain a few things

you saw these last time

I have no Idea what kind of roses I have because I saved them from a Home depot dumpster 3 summers ago I have two kinds of tea rose in the front verge garden the yellow and a dusky pink

 I love the deep red of these dhalias






and the purple clamatis climbing the west corner of the garage


this little section I was trying to carve out a bigger bit of the lawn but it got to difficult to hack through the clay soil so this is as big as I could make it by hand.

its where the purple butterfly bush and most of the lilies live.


I'm not sure what the red flower is but I love how it contrasts against the purple of the bush  and the orange of the lilies
the daisies have taken off this year

I think I am going to have to dig them out and separate them 
 
they are getting too rowdy over there!

the waterbarrel is slowly getting covered by baskets

again I like the contrast of colors


hanging baskets are fun but you have to keep them well watered 

a way to help with this I fill the bottom half with packing peanuts to make them lighter and peat moss mixed into the dirt and manure mix i use for them this helps keep the moisture in


 here is the deckside 
the snowball bush is getting bigger but not big enough to bloom yet and it's too early for the hydrangeas give it a week and they will bloom too






Sunday, July 20, 2014

new stuff for ETSY


 Now I realize, it's just too dang early for christmas but well I have a few things finished and they just so happened to be themed that way.

the past few years I haven't been feeling all that chirstmassy at christmas time anyway.


 I tend to be one of those people who gets stuff done, when I get it done (unless it's FOR somebody)



to top it all off its 50* and raining in the great NW.

if the furnace was still on it would have run this morning.


as it is I had to put on my fuzzies and a sweater.  -.- hello juluvember.




anyway enough grousing about the wacky weather, the little christmas pouches are cute aren't they...


the first one is just big enough for a small set of keys and a cell phone



 the 3 girls is tiny 2"x2" so it can hold a small present &/or be hung on the tree.





the third one is another cell pouch that has room for keys and maybe one more item



I love the horse sleigh on this one.




though I will admit to going a little crazy with the snowflakes









the next piece is a ring pillow I only had half the lace heart motif so I had to stitch the rest of it.


I also put a bunch of beads on it.









the dragonfly's wings untie so the rings can be secured to the pillow








 and the last pouch is just too frilly and pink for words.




not my usual colorway but I need to stretch myself now and again and do the frilly pink thing


hey not everyone is good at cutesy foo-foo! I have to practice at it!


 this is what I have been up to so far, the blooms of summer

though there has been a lot of gardening as it has been unusually warm around here,

until yesterday that is

more on that later



Friday, July 11, 2014

pearblossom faerie

 I finished him finally!


 he sat in his tree and blew raspberries at my muse for months,


                                        the little stinker!

 It also helped to find a set of beads the exact colors of the block to finish the seam run at the bottom!

then there was this fellow who just happened to hop by!




Wednesday, July 9, 2014



Just when you thought I had fallen off the face of the earth, I appear!
bearing eyecandy! woo....ok, ok. so It's not that exciting.
I have been busy! 

 a little bit here and a little bit there, I have mostly been out in the garden this summer.

anyway I have finished another BJP piece

  as you probably know if you read the blog regularly (or irregularly as the posts go).

I got married this past december and we took our honeymoon in Hawaii.

this is my may bead journal piece I call her dancing with the volcano.
 she is the constant lava flow of the pu'u'o'o that has been erupting on big island for over 30 years!

she has reshaped the Island several times and removed whole towns from the map but she always adds a little more than she takes.

the last time we came to big island she was running out to sea, this time she is "adding land" inland so we couldn't go see her with out a 7 mile there day hike or a  chopper so we opted for exploring the rest of the island Wipao valley is stunning!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Gardens and flowers RR-Elizabeths blocks




 so we start with a spray in the bottom not quite corner with feather stitches, rose buds and mokuba ribbon flowers

then we go up to the upper right hand for the spiderweb and some beaded lace trim and green french knot berries



blue Sre flowers to bring out the blue design in the bottom fabric and yellow trumpet flower vine to hang the spiderweb from and a purple and green spider to dangle off the end all drips down the right side of the block

on the left side I ran a bunch of crimson SRE daisies on a field of lace and ribbon

then across the bottom I ran a wave of pearl daisies with green sprays topped off with green and purple beads
 I tried to balance my block with Barb and Shelly's blocks and added a little more lace

 I hope you like it!

Rotten Rabbit!


I see you!
Eating buttercups under that bush!
         SHoo!



sorry, Elizabeth!          I didn't see him till it was too late !

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