Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It seems to be a slow time of year for me as far as motivation goes. I feel like the more I try to do, the farther behind I get.

But the sunshine called me outside again yesterday to sew in the good light, and I was determined to enjoy it in spite of the wind that kept sending my thread flying and the combination of sun and wind that made my eyes water.

I've finished the basic pattern on the bishop and am now putting the little cable flowers around the top and bottom. This is also a relearning thing, and I had to try a few until I was happy with the result (most of the time), but I'm still thinking about which green to use for the leaves.

If anyone has any cure for the pleats separating around the flowers, please let me know. I may be pulling too tight.

My eye kept wandering over to the back-door flower bed where only the cheerful daisy blooms alone. I need to get that bed planted, but I keep hearing people say to wait until next week - not that I need an excuse for procrastination. I wish all plants just bloomed without any care like this one. It's been moved at least five times, and maybe it needs to make sure I will take it to Texas if and when the time comes. Do daisies do well in Texas?

The neighbors' Carolina jasmine is starting to spill over the back fence. That and the magnolia behind it give me something pretty to look at while I sew.
I even have one of my own on the side fence - on a smaller scale.

The little maple is beginning to show a few leaves too.

At the end of the week, I'm getting the side door and fence bed planted. There are only pansies now and the clematis that once again made it through the winter in a pot and is ready to burst into bloom.

There are two pots of these. I'm not sure what they are, but they were pretty last summer, and they made it through the winter, so we'll see.
The sweet pansy at the side door.

This is strangely a dogwood - I think. I planted this temporarily in a pot because I didn't have anyone to dig a hole for me, and it's just done fine here. No sense upsetting it.
The bunny waits for spring too.

Unfortunately, work is there, as bad as it's become lately. I'm torn between being glad I have a job I can do at home and wanting to toss it all out. I do enjoy eating and buying fabric though.


  1. Hi, The Bishop dress is lovely. Wish I could help with the other questions but I am sure someone else will be able to answer them for you.

  2. I'm right there with you on the yard and flowers, too. I keep thinking about how pretty the tulips here and there are and how pretty everything else "could" be if I would just get out there and do something about it. Ha! And I feel the same way about work lately, too. Not very content but sure am thankful it's there.

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  4. Love your work and your flowers, my dear. Have a Happy Easter, my dear friend.

  5. Your smocking is just beautiful. I think you are worrying too much about your flowers pulling. Very pretty. Good luck with your planting. We are several weeks away from planting here.