Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

Got my "new to me" book. Didn't take very long to get here. Embroidered 2 patterns on a couple of flowers already joined to the top.
 Our weather turned cold and rainy so I had time to sit inside and sew. Joined 14 flowers to make my total 54. 
The joys of living near the mountains in Alberta - Monday was 30C (86F), Tuesday 11C (52F),  only 8C (46F) and raining right now. Supposed to warm up to 25C (77F) by Saturday. Some people wonder why we talk about the weather so much here, but it is so changeable, it gives us a conversation starter. 

Last night when I showed my husband the newest embroidered centres, he asked if I was going to do every one. I don't think so, but they look nice scattered around.
Think I will make banana muffins today while I do some machine crazy quilt squares.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

WOW it's been 3 weeks since I posted. With having the grand kids from Winnipeg and Calgary coming for a visit, gardening, camping and just generally being busy with summer, I haven't sewn much. I did do 3 more embroidered centres.  I used patterns from Diana Lampe's book Embroider A Garden, that I borrowed from he library. Liked the book so much I bought a used one from Better World Books, through Although a different title (Embroidery From the Garden), I am sure it will provide lots of inspiration. 
Speaking of Better World Books, the shipping rate was so low, $1.97 to Canada, I almost can't believe it. Check them out at
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 I also got 4 more flowers added to my quilt, total is 40 now.

Looking around the garden this morning, I found this huge Bumble Bee, busily visiting the sunflowers. I'd have to guess it was well over an inch long.
One last picture of this cute mini fuchsia 'Aretes Upright Maria Landy'. The flowers are only an inch long.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

What fun, I discovered the joy of embroidering the centres of my flowers. We took a road trip to Winnipeg to take back the grandkids and I sewed these 2 flowers together and decided to embroider them to help the time go faster. I can foresee doing more of this, it is fun.

 Somewhere in Saskatchewan
Took this through the car window. The fields of flax look like water in the dry landscape.