Monday, April 30, 2012

I didn't stitch this weekend, not one single stitch. The weather was "ok" so I worked in the yard instead. I planted a tree, no big deal to most people but I didn't  have a tree in my yard.  I've lived here 23 years and have a lilac bush but no real trees. I planted a little flowering crab apple and its very pretty.  I just sat out there after I made the flowerbed around it, admiring four foot tree...just knowing that everyone who went by noticed my brand new tree..... yes Virginia,  I do need a life.  Then I made a couple more places for flowers and planted them.  I was a busy girl this weekend.

My little Sophie brought her little stuffed bear out and was helping me plant. She digs close to where I am and plants her prize. Then she waits about 2 minutes, runs in the house, runs back out and digs it up and shes off to "plant" it again. Shes very funny. She loves to bury her toys. Over and over. Last year when I was planting petunias, she was right there. She has this tiny little giraffe and she would bury it and when I would move down to plant another flower she would dig up the giraffe and move down with me and bury it again........shes a real goof. Shes the first rescue dog I've had. I think I will always go with rescue dogs from now one. She's so special.

Here is a picture I saved of a biscornu I made back in January and I'm thinking I may make this again and keep it for myself, how selfish am I, lol?

Its a Shepherd's Bush design called Woolwork Lambs, I think that is the name.

I made this on  18 count davosa with HDF silks. I bought the little sheep buttons, aren't they cute, at Joann Fabric when buttons were 1/2 off. I love them. I think I bought 4 cards of them.

So, today I'm back to work on And a Garden Grew. I think its supposed to rain for the next several days here so hopefully I will get a lot done on it.  I'm still not completely sure how I'm going to finish the section where the arbor and words are..........I'm thinking I should start giving that some real thought, then again, there is always tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Good luck with your new little tree. I'll bet the blooms will be beautiful someday.

    I planted a bit too but just a few herbs and a small hibiscus.

    Your biscornu is beautiful.

  2. How very sweet. I too love collecting sheep. Recieved my lovely package today!!!! Beautiful stitching, threads and my 20 min chocolates!! Going to post on HOE tomorrow when i get a chance. Thank you so much!!!

  3. Thanks Rita. I'm going to take a picture of my massive, ok, not massive tree when it stops raining and post it. I love the biscornu too. Then again, it has sheep, lol.

  4. So glad you got your package Rosa. This is my first time in the exchange. It sure looks like fun. I struggled with sending the chocolate........I'm a closet choco-holic. Ok, theres nothing closet about it, everyone knows. Enjoy!!!!