Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Yarden in May

I am a bit late getting my Yarden post out, I'll have to do another one really soon showing how much the plants have grown already!
Meanwhile here is a sneak peek from the pictures I finally got off my camera.

I love this little gnome!  He was waiting for me at a thrift store, and he really needed a new home.

this is one of three teacup sets Miss V made me for Christmas.  I'll get busy and show the other two next time.

mushroom in a porch pot above and

our new little herb garden below.

I really fell in love with the colors on these pretty little hummingbird attractions!

We have a couple of nesting hummers and they just love anything with a bell shape.

LOVE the way the colors move in each flower

Time for a bit of water for me too!

plenty of room for friends to stop by....

A gift from my French class pal Wendy

These petunias look almost black, but they are really purple

I almost wasn't going to show this, but wait until you see what it looks like in the next post!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Go visit the Eclectic Teacup for some fun!

I found an adorable new blog.... The Eclectic Teacup.
A bright young blogger who loves photography,
shoes, quilting, artsy stuff, clothes, especially vintage clothes......

has a new tattoo...

makes very interesting art..........

anyone recognise her?
why yes, it IS the lovely Miss V.
go on,

and see for yourself!  Say hi while you are there, she loves meeting other bloggers!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quilter of the moment!

Today I am showcasing a fellow quilter.  My lovely sister in law Luann.
You can just barely see her beautiful head there behind this ENORMOUS quilt!

My brother and Lu were married 10 years ago, and I got the idea to make some blocks for guests at the wedding to sign.  I was pretty busy stitching away and I wanted there to be plenty of them.

they had a lovely ceremony in a park in Eau Claire, followed by a picnic reception.  We all did pies for the dessert instead of wedding cake.  It was awesome!
Luann used one of the blocks to make a label.
I still like that block......... I might have to get stitching again.

This is a sampler quilt Lu made also, I love the big graphic look of it! 

And here is one of several table runners she made for her kids and their families. 
You can never go wrong with hand prints can you?  It will be so fun for the kids to match up their growing hands in a few years and be amazed at how little they once were.

What fun stuff, it all inspires me to get going in my sewing room!
(except that what I have to get going on is altering a wedding dress and fixing a veil)
I bet I can sneak some blocks in there though............