Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Finally a bit of spring!


We saw a Baltimore Oriole at the feeder yesterday. Finally, I think spring might really be here. Nothing like a bit of warm weather to make one feel like working outside.

 I eat these right out of the garden. No need to cook. They are fresh and sweet!


 The bees are buzzing! So many flowering trees for them to choose from.

 The dwarf irises are the first to bloom. These are enjoying the cramped space. (Looks like I need to thin them out this year.)  These upright flowers don't lay in the mud after our 20-30mph spring winds.

 I'm trying to grow shelling peas this year. They grow about two feet high and these are well on their way. Can hardly wait!!!
 My strawberries are in bloom and the bed needs to be weeded......anyone free this weekend?

 This pattern was just sent to the distributor. Barb found the pin at an estate sale. I think any old military pins or memorabilia would look great on this pincushion.

Mother's Day is the next Loose Feather pattern. It's at the distributor's now also. I stitched my daughter's maternal genealogical line on this piece. Her initials are hidden amongst the flowers on the bottom portion of the sampler. Great way to remember all of the mothers who came before us.

Barb and I are going to start a stitch along next week. We will provide a sampler pattern and hope you will join us. Details will follow soon! 

Until later,

Alma

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous designs as per usual. I would love to stitch the Mother's day chart, it is such a lovely idea to have ancestors honoured like this. Happy Spring. x

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  2. Oh, a Stitch Along! What a great idea....sounds like fun to me! Enjoy this wonderful weather!

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  3. Fantastic! I'm intrigued by the SAL! (But I'm lousy at them. lol!)

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  4. Lovely to see a post, Alma! I know you and Barb must be ever so busy but do know that we all love to hear what is happening even if it's just the smallest snippet. Great designs! Excited to see the SAL pattern.

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  5. I love In Full Glory, looking forward to a sal!

    Kathy

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  6. Beautiful new designs. I too am intrigued by the SAL. Of course I already want to participate:)
    love Annette

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  7. Thank you for starting a stitch along. I would love to participate. I am looking forward to In Full Glory when it comes out. Thank you and have a nice day!
    Barbara S. in Cumming, GA

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous patterns. I too love how the bees are starting to buzz here in Illinois!

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  9. Wonderful designs as always - if only I had more time to stitch them all. The garden looks lovely too, it's so nice to see things coming up again after the winter.

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  10. WOW - great new designs! And a SAL sampler coming out as well?? Yipppee!!

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  11. wow very simple and sober design keep blogging thank you!!



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  12. Lovely designs - Spring has sprung here in the UK xx

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  13. Love the pincushion pattern. That's a real treasure!

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  14. I have a question for either you or Barb, but I haven't been able to find an email address for either of you. Would one of you please contact me at napping.needles@gmail.com? Thank you in advance ...

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  15. beautiful new designs and OOOOO a SAL - can't wait to hear more. Glad spring has sprung in your area - Mel

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  16. Your work and ideas are delicate and fantastics!

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  17. love the new designs - can't wait for the stitch along!

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  18. wow lovely n beautiful designs keep blogging thank you so much for sharing..

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  19. looking forward to the stitch-a-long

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  20. how do i join the stitch along?

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