Sunday, May 25, 2014

Jonesborough Garden Gala

I love garden tours!  This is my 3rd year going to this one and all 3 years this house has been my favorite.  Jonathan and his partner Sherrell have added something new each year and it just gets better and better!  If you've been following my blog over the years, you've seen this garden grow.
 This wind chime has the most beautiful sound!
 I LOVE this variegated leaf "Silver Cloud Redbud" tree!  I WANT ONE!!!
 I think they've added some raised beds this year.
 They now have their own bee hive!
 Still love this weathered shed with all the cute stuff hanging on it.
 Green house envy!
 I don't think this is a working water pump . . . but, so cute!
 Counted 7 chickens in this designer chicken coop.
 Gotta put in a dry creek bed somewhere in my yard . . . LOVE!
 Cute "plate flowers"!
Their front porch is to die for!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!

The other 7 gardens on this tour were also very nice . . . but, I could live here . . . definitely my taste.

Also on the tour this year were "Storybook Princesses" at various locations.  I caught Cinderella at the Garden Tea asking "Have you seen my movies?" to a young fan.
Too cute!
Gotta get out in my garden today . . . so inspired!
I picked up my framing on Friday and will show it to you this week after I finish the pincushion that goes with it and the photography for the pattern.  Hope to have the pattern ready to send to Hoffman on Tuesday!

Almost forgot!  There were vendors at the Garden Gala and we found the most amazing potting tables!  My friend Kathie and I both bought the only two they had . . . don't you just love it?!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

God Bless America

Sorry, it's been over a month!  Lots been going on . . . finally slowing down a bit.

I'm still waiting on the framing of my new design "Oh My Stars".  I really loved the way it turned out and can't wait to show it to you . . . shouldn't be much longer.

While you're waiting . . . here's another freebie for you.
This was a quick stitch . . . I found the perfect buttons in my grandmother's button box to add to it!  I charted this without the room for the buttons so if you want to add buttons or charms you'll need to move the right side out as far as you may need to accommodate whatever you may choose . . . or stitch it as is and add nothing . . . your choice.  I just stitched some gold braid I found at a fabric shop around the outside seam.  This will great for your Americana collection, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and/or July 4th.  Hope you like it!
Don't think this came out too clear.  Let's try this one.

Let me work on this copy of the chart and see if I can't get a better copy.  I'll be back . . .