Finally . . . I finished my latest design. I decided it needed a companion piece so I stitched part of it again for the pincushion. It's called "My Garden" and will be available Monday. The pieces were stitched on R&R's Americana Blend 36 ct. fabric. I will warn you . . . there are some over one stitches in the piece and it would be very difficult to do without a good magnifier. The fabric does come in all counts though so you can pick what count is comfortable for you. The main piece, a door hanger, is set into one of those wooden plaques that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and painted . . . it was a bit plain, so I glued some buttons on it and used some chenille to outline the piece. If you choose a different count fabric, it will not fit in this plaque. You could easily frame it and attach a doorknob hanger or make it a flat fabric backed piece to hang. Be creative! Send me pictures of your finished piece and I'll share them.
April was a busy month! It was the Hubs birthday (4/7), my birthday (4/18) and our 27th anniversary (4/19). My birthday and our anniversary were spent in York, PA at the TCA Train Show . . . would not have been my choice for a celebration venue . . . but, what can I say. It was a buying trip for the Hubs for his train shop at the Tri-Cities Flea Market. We also went on to Connecticut to visit our daughter . . . that's always fun!
We've also had some house guests . . . that was fun as well! A friend of mine came down from PA for a few days. We did a lot of sightseeing during the day and a lot of sitting on the front porch drinking wine and gabbing to all hours each night. It took me a few days to recuperate! Great fun!!!
Finally spring has arrived . . . was this the longest winter ever?! I've been busy weeding gardens, planting gardens, mulching, pruning bushes, fertilizing the lawn . . . I'm a one woman landscaping company!
I've also fenced in the vegetable garden to keep the critters out. I ran out of fencing and had to kind of make do on the center section. I wanted to be able to remove each section for harvesting.
The owl stands guard with the help of the pink flamingos. What can I say . . . every garden needs some pink flamingos!
HAPPY GARDENING ! ! !