Saturday, June 5, 2010


Goodbye season of the peony!  I already miss you!  When you hang your heavy head I know that June is upon us and that the daylily border needs attention.  The days grow longer and still, there are not nearly enough of them to match the garden's demands.  And I need to sew.

Never one for purchasing kits, my resolve weakened years ago when Keepsake offered this patriotic package that I thought would be wonderful for my country house.  I envisioned it hung out each Memorial Day and 4th of July.  In between gigs, it could reside  on a wall - perhaps the stairwell.  Such good and worthy intentions have I.  When I hauled it out I was dismayed - I'd thought that I'd made a lot more progress than I had before hiding storing it!  It's onward and upward with this because I REALLY want to display it before July 4th arrives!

I've since learned that kits are not my cup of tea.  Wait - the exception to the rule is just about ANYTHING that my friend Linda Hibbert creates.  If she presents it, I want to try it!  She is offering some of her African animals in a gigantic sizing - go over and look.  I want them all.
In all fairness, I DID manage to complete the creamy stripes, but for the life of me cannot get an image that is usable.  I've been dreaming about that Nikon ... I even 'accidently' watered my Canon the other day while I was taking care of the seedlings.  That sucker STILL works.  Go figure.
Here's something that you didn't know - I make books.  Soft fabric books.  Books with beads and grommets and ribbons and paper piecing and silk and - well, next time I'll bring some of these images along.  Fabric books are totally satisfying and amazing - to create, to receive.  
In a weak moment I joined my first KAL - Ravelry has been like a Siren song with these things cropping up all over and I decided that it was time to see what all of the commotion was about!  My group produced a Potato Chip scarf. (clears throat)  People.  This was a horrendous waste of good yarn.  That's all I'm saying.
Misti Baby Alpaca and silk.  There should be a law!  


Exuberant Color said...

My peonies are almost done too. They are in too much shade now and there are too many to move. I like the little flag wallhanging. I think you should finish it this year.

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Our peonies were a heady, luscious treat for about a week. My resolve is to plant about three more for next year and have a bed of creamy whites and soft pinks.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Your advice about doing one single thing is very apt - you could start a movement with it: One Single Thing to Save the Earth!

Bea said...

Oh the flag quilt is really really cute. Can't wait to see it come together.