Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Look at this beauty I found in the front yard this morning! When we purchased our home over ten years ago, there was a big ugly tree stump in the front yard. Being a City Slicker I had no clue you could have those things removed so guess what...I embellished it, LOL!
I planted tulips and daffodils, and all kinds of bulbs for the Spring and in the Fall planted mums and I I just kept adding to the pot as years went by. One year, as I dug to add more bulbs to the bottom of the trunk my trowel just crushed the roots. OK, so now I was thinking I was in big trouble... well, to make this very long story as short as possible I'll just say that I was told that we could have the stump removed AND we could even have the roots ground to a few inches under the grade...duh! Well, that's what we did. Then my husband "rottotilled"
the entire front garden. But every Spring I have a couple of my first tulips pop up in unexpected places. They are always such a welcome surprise. I don't know how they have survived all these years but I love them and thought I'd share my unexpected surprise!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Giveaway from Thimbleblossoms!

Camille Roskelley, designer of Thimble Blossoms Quilt Patterns has decided to give away one of her beautiful quilts! She is celebrating Thimble Blossom's first anniversary in a big way, 50"x54" to be exact!
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity, enter the drawing and give
your luck a try! All details can be found on her blog; go there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Playing Dress Up!

Well, I'm finally getting around to sharing my latest creation. Sure took long enough! I had to stitch up all the tiny buttons and go outside to see if the sunshine would help me accurately depict the colors on my version of Renee Plain's Playing Dress Up! Isn't it the sweetest little thing? It's only 17.5" square and I think it's just darling! I used Turkey Reds and wonderful black reproduction fabric from the Windham Colonies collection for the border, backing and sleeve. I just love it! I might even make one more to share...

Here are some close ups of the dresses: