Monday, May 3, 2010

virtual stitch-in progress and some garden pics



Well the year is flying by--I don't know if it seems that way due to my rapidly advancing age or because of the fact that I keep pretty busy (mostly because of the kids--I myself have no life) but it seems Halloween should be upon us soon : ). The garden is finally in full swing. I won't bore you all with too many plant pics but I had to show my favorite roses, called Stars and Stripes. I am not a huge fan of roses but these are pretty cool. And since I hate store-bought tomatoes I grow lots of them every year. My local nursery has a pretty good variety and I like to try some of the more unusual types--this one is Green Zebra. My still-tiny corn plants are in the background. The last is a picture of my herb garden with my big bay laurel in the foreground. Having a garden is my favorite thing (actually the only thing I like) about summer. I could really do without the heat and scorching CA sun.



All right, enough plant talk. One of my Yahoo groups had a virtual stitch-in over the weekend and I put several hours in on my latest project, Bird in Hand by La D Da, for which I used DMC and some mystery overdyed linen. Didn't quite manage to finish, though he is close--he will eventually be slapped on the top of a large wooden box I am using to contain some of my stash, so hopefully I will have a finish-finish picture soon.
I also wrapped up this little Stacy Nash Garden Gate pinkeep--this was supposed to be for an exchange but I didn't want to part with it when it was done so I stitched something else for my partner instead!
Not much else going on. I added a Wish List on my sidebar so if you happen to have any of these charts and wouldn't mind parting with them, please let me know. Thanks for all comments!

11 comments:

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

I have that same La D Da pattern, love it! You are making good progress. I also like to garden. It's therapy only cheaper!
Hugs
Julie

EvalinaMaria said...

Your stitching is lovely and I'm a little jealous of your garden... it's snowing here...

Margaret said...

I love both stitchy pieces! So beautiful! Your garden is lovely too!

Ranae said...

The La D Da is looking great. I started it Thanksgiving and never picked it up again, maybe I will dig it out now.
I love to garden too.

Vonna said...

One day I'm gong to have me a wonderful garden myself...I've got a green thumb, but we don't have the land...some day though we'll have some, I hope :)

Your La-D-Da is gorgesou...I love this design! And your Stacey Nash is pretty too!

I hear you on "no life"...I don't have one either, but I suspect I will one day and then long for the days when I didn't, so I'm trying to think how much fun it is meeting myself coming and going ;)

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely garden and stitching!

Pumpkin said...

Love seeing your plants and flowers :o)

Great progress on your WIP. I don't blame you for not wanting to part with your Garden Gate. The colors are so lovely.

Linda said...

Love your garden pics...I've always wanted a little herb garden...hopefully this year and I love your rose bush, just beautiful.

Talk about beautful...both your stitchies are wonderful...I wouldn't be able to part with G.G. either...hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

I love both your stitch pieces but especially the LaDDa one.

Rene la Frog said...

great stitching

Siobhan said...

Beautiful gardening and stitching pics! Virtual stitch in--great idea!