Archive for the ‘Flowers’ category

MAY FLOWERS

May 22, 2014

Although the weather has not been the greatest, and Spring has been late in coming, it’s been worth waiting for. I have never had more beautiful flowers. I really don’t think I need to say anything, just enjoy.

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Echinacea

June 5, 2013

Purple Cone Flowers excite me almost as much as Poppies. Maybe I’m just a flower nut. The latest issue of the Missouri Conservationist has an article stating that there are five species of cone flowers. Which are these?? There is no answer at the bottom ’cause I don’t know! ThisĀ  big cluster is over by the State Park.

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A Bee In My Bonnet

May 20, 2013

Have fiddled with this all Spring. Finally finished. The background is a photo of a poppy printed on fabric. It has been manipulated in Photoshop Elements to mirror both horizontally and vertically. The head is a sheer fabric and small flowers are cut from commercial fabric and fused. Embellished with beads. Can you find the bees?A-Bee-In-My-BonnetThis piece will be entered into the Art Quilt section of the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

It May Not Be Beautiful, But….

March 19, 2013

I think it’s going to work. This is the old strawberry bed; slightly raised in old railroad ties. A PVC frame already existed for anti-bird netting when there were strawberries but there are only two plants. Now it’s for an early bed of greens – spinach, chard, Oriental mustards, etc. I may have to nail the north and west sides, windward, down. Tomorrow will tell. It’s very windy today.

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Here’s a beautiful harbinger of Spring. New growth on the Tree Peony.

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And the first Dandelion

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First Flower

February 21, 2012

I know I photographed some daffodils a few weeks ago that were blooming about 70 miles south of here, but yesterday, I discovered that my annual first bloomers are up and blooming. Unbelievable to be blooming this early. They’ve always bloomed in March. This is an Iris reticulata. It’s only about five inches tall and the blossom only lasts one or two days. Gotta be on your toes to catch it!

Merry Christmas 2011

December 25, 2011

May your Holidays be merry and bright.

Scrap Quilt With Flowers

July 26, 2011

Yikes! I’ve been away, but busy.

Another scrap quilt is started, this time with a friend. We’re using photo images of flowers, butterflies, or whatever as the focus of each block and building around each image, log cabin style, strips of scrap fabrics. There will probably be a total of 30 blocks with a border around them for some fancy quilting. Here are my first four blocks:

Am working on getting the color of the flowers a little stronger. Printing on fabric is not always totally successful.