Thursday, July 07, 2011

Zipper-Dude.... feline extrordinaire... lover of flowers

Let me introduce you to Zipper-Dude

I normally don't care for cut flowers, but this year, God has blessed us with so many beautiful blooms, I have been cutting some here and there. I just went out and cut a bouquet of white 'Shirley Temple' peonies, There are some pink ones that my sister gave my mom too and a cobalt blue and also a light blue delphinium, and foxgloves from the front yard, one named "freckles" ivory with purple spots and a deep lavender-pink colored one. 

I decided to do this because I had a bouquet on the table on the front porch, but the wind kept blowing it over. So... I moved a failing begonia plant to that spot on the table in front of the swing. I'm sure it will benefit from a shaded front porch with plenty of fresh air. And I decided to replace the bouquet only put it somewhere a little safer.... even though I will be picking up petals for the next week or so, they are so beautiful. They are worth it. So off I went and cut some flowers for in the house.

Ever since Zipper was a tiny kitty, he as been extremely interested in anything I do. I sometimes tell him that he must be adding something new to his resume'... Today he was just enjoying the flowers and checking for the quality of the fragrance... since allergies won't permit my smelling them, I have delegated that job to him. Evidently they passed his inspection!

Hope you all have had a wonderful day.... I have

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

What a beautiful day...

I just took my doggies outside and the sun was shining, the birdies were singing, only a slight chill in the air... everything is right with my world and it is so beautiful, I know why my Dad loved this place. Thank you God!

Today there is some more yard work on the agenda. What I do is work while it's cool, then when it gets too warm I come back inside and "work" on my projects. I did complete a 16 x 16 inch "Winnie the Pooh" pillow a couple of days ago. I made it to sell in my Etsy shop, but like it so much I may just keep it for myself... haven't decided yet, what do you think?
I found the embroidery file snuggled deep in the built in memory of my Brother embroidery machine and had to stitch it out. It is so classic Pooh... thank you Disney and Brother for putting it on my Quattro. Here's a close up. How many times have you seen you own kids in the position?
The fabric for the embroidery patch is a Braemore "Jasper" decorator canvas drapery/upholstery fabric that is so soft you would never suspect it was really a canvas. It is beautiful fabric in a kacky color. The rest of the pillow is a fabric by Anna Krajewski called "Memories of Home" licensed to South Sea Imports, one of my favorite material manufacturers. They make quality quilting fabrics with a high thread count and a silky finish. I love it.

Well, as they say in the old western movies... "I'm burning Daylight" and have a ton of things to do today, so I'd better get going. God bless you and God bless your day!