Archive for the ‘Flowers’ category


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.





















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.









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.


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


And the first Dandelion


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.

New Chair/Old Chair

August 25, 2010

The slipcover is done. Note, I changed my mind for the stripe fabric. I saw this one on sale and loved the colors. The lighter one might have been better, but considering how fast the fabric deteriorates on furniture around here it won’t be on there for more than a couple of years. The chair sits by an east slider/window so it get all the morning sun and the dog and three cats love sitting on new fabric. If I could find a market for cat fur, I’d be a millionair!

Do you see the front door in the upper left side? I etched the glass pattern. One of my better accomplishments. And do you see a corner of the couch on the extreme left side? That’s also a slip cover I made fairly recently. Now, I should make a new dress for myself. Probably red.

Adventures on the Buffalo

June 8, 2010

We’ve been on another trip to the Buffalo River, this time taking our little camping trailer, “Scamp.” Although the weather was in the high 80’s and VERY humid we had good hikes and a great float on the river. There were still plenty of wild flowers.

If I may brag for a minute, Mandy was the best little camper. She even sat on my kayak for three and half hours while we floated. Well, after all, she is a Cockapoo. Aren’t Cocker Spaniels and Poodles water dogs?

An Audition for Spoonflower Fabric

May 18, 2010

Here’s an old photo of a poppy from my garden a few years ago. It’s always been a favorite. After I discovered Spoonflower, thank you Jane Dunnewold, I had a sample of it printed on fabric in a mirror image.

Pretty cool, don’t you think? Recently it was tossed onto the ironing board, later another fabric got tossed beside it, then one thing led to another, and I started pulling out fabrics that might compliment it.

Who knows where this will lead but there just might be something here. Has anyone noticed that I have a “thing” for flowers?