Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

I made a pile of green hexies for my garden while traveling to the campground. Got 8 more flowers attached after we got home. Starting to look like a quilt top.
 I should have cropped this, but my slippers match so well. ha ha ha

Camping at Beauvais Lake, Alberta

Had a great time camping. Saw lots of wild flowers.
 Blue Camas
Virgin's Bower (Clematis)
Glacier Lily
Reflection in Rain Drop
Mac & Old Settlers Cabin
Red Necked Grebe & Canada Geese

Summer is finally here

Day 43, still working on the weeds. Amazing how fast it grows now that the weather has warmed up.

This Senetti Pericallis, also known  as Cineraria is such a vibrant colour. The flowers look like Osteospermum, but the leaves are different.

I captured a sunshine heart in this picture of my pathway covered with Sedums.

A pair of  Eastern Kingbirds have taken over an old Robin's nest.
Western Kingbird
Hazy because of forest fires in Northern Alberta
Tree Swallow


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crazy Quilting Friday

I know it is Wednesday, but I will be away Friday.
I got out an old tatting shuttle and made a few pieces to add to this weeks square. I think I will try and use mostly fabrics with pinks and purples, with a few other colours added.

One Flower Wednesdays

Horray, my paid storage took effect sooner then they said. Here is my flower garden with 12 and a half new flowers added.
I am busy packing for a 4 day camping trip so will look at everyone's postings when I get back.

Day 36 of my vegetable garden. The weather has been cool and rainy so it has been hard keeping ahead of the weeds, but I have been busy trying the last couple of days.

Mac heard a gopher in the pile of old fence posts, didn't have any luck catching it, but got hot and thirsty trying.

A few flowers around the yard
Gas Plant (Dictamus) The mother plant is purple, the first seedlings were white, while the newest ones are purple. The seed pods have a wonderful spicy aroma.

I think this Dahlia is the most beautiful colour.

Well that's all to post this Wednesday, my One flower Wednesdays always seem to turn into a multi garden flower Wednesday.

One Flower Wednesdays

Ran out of storage space for my photos, so will have to wait until next week to post One Flower Wednesday.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crazy Quilting Friday

Thanks to Betsy at
for hosting Crazy Quilting Friday.
I have done crazy quilting but have never embellished a block before. What fun. I can see this becoming a new obsession for me.
I've used a combination of sewing machine and hand embroidery. I'll be on the look out for lace, doilies, buttons and anything fun to add to my blocks. Unfortunately I think I threw away a bunch of these things not too long ago while doing a clean up. Oh well, maybe I just put them away somewhere and will have to search them out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

I searched through my greens and found I had enough of this one with little yellow flowers to use. If my calculations are correct I should have plenty. As I calculated how many flowers I need to make a twin quilt top, I find I am 60 short, so back to making hexies. I don't think I will worry about having everyone different as I am running out of fabric to use and really don't need to make another trip to the fabric store. 
I want to see some progress so will work on sewing the flowers together for awhile and who knows, I might find some interesting fabric at garage sales this summer

Some flowers blooming around the yard.
Love the Icelandic Poppies although they grow in the gravel path, I leave them alone.
I see one of Mac's tennis balls.
While deleting pictures of the Clematis the perfect question mark popped into view just as I hit delete. Had to go to the recycle bin and find it. Interesting what you find in your photos after you take the picture.
I love the colour of this Osteospermum, purple seems to be my colour of choice this year in the annuals I bought.
After buying this Nemesia I discovered it had a beautiful scent. Searching on line I found it is called Fragrant Lady, will buy it again next year, it smells so nice and is such a lovely shade of purple.
Lastly a photo of a Cedar Waxwing who is eating the apple blossoms and seems to be announcing his find. Good thing there are lots of blossoms, hope the hail doesn't come again and ruin the apples this year.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

A quick look at my fabric last night left me with this cute rocking horse, it is a Christmas theme but doesn't look overly so.
I have a question for all of you who do fussy cut hexies - which way do you orient your motifs, facing in or out? I have a hard time deciding.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Peruvian WovenThread Earrings

My first attempt at Peruvian Woven thread Earrings. The hardest part was deciding what colour thread to use.
I made these with copper wire I had on hand, the coils should be a smaller gauge. I found some different wire on sale at Totem last week, and bought a multi package of  nice bright rayon thread.
My husband even commented on the earrings Charlotte was wearing on Coronation Street the other day because they were similar to these.

One Flower Wednesdays

One flower this week, I like the pink flowers on the fabric.
Day 14 and the garden is finally growing. Spinach is popping up, 
a bird must have pulled out those onions.
Some spring blooms
Another Euphorbia
 The Goldfinches are back
 And finally - H is for Horse
A neighbour's horse I see every time I go to town. Took this picture a month ago, sure has greened up since then.