Sunday, April 15, 2012

As promised, some pics of my garden!

There used to be a dead pine tree here...the vines from next door strangled it several years ago. The holes in the fence remain, but we plan to fix that soon...

This is my favorite place to make lace these days, especially in the summer time.
These plants were only inches high when I planted them a couple of months ago.
Before that, this area was overgrown, full of blackberries and weeds.

This cute butterfly flutters when the sun hits the solar some light, the wire is impossible to see and it looks sooooo real!!

This window box was planted with faded fabric roses when I moved in. I have planted pansies, impatience and petuniias in here over the past 3 years.

Now I have other plans for it :)

I have started experimenting with Bonsai!

This will be my Japanese garden!

My fisherman is perfectly happy already!
There has been a little more progress here already, but no pics yet.

Now, for Tavis' quilt!

I made a mistake when cutting the squares for the border, so I made this cute cushion to go with the quilt.

Here is the quilt name plate...I LOVE my new sewing machine VBG

Some of the blocks up close...

And the big picture :)

Travis thinks it is just great!!!

And now for some bobbin you remeber this project??

I finally took a 'finished picture'!

Enough for now!

Thank you for dropping by :)

Til next time, may your pins never bend and your threads never break :)

Happy lacemaking


Hillside Threads said...

I love looking at people's gardens. Travis is a very lucky boy and as for your lace scarf it is fabulous, how long did it take you to make it?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful garden! I think I'll be helping Dave with ours this year. It will be a first! ; )

Travis's quilt is fabulous, and your scarf is gorgeous!

Marilee Rockley said...

Amazing piece of bobbin lace!!! It looks soft, like a scarf.

laura_rose said...

Thank you ladies, The garden only happened because one of my 73 year old lace students bullied Colin while I was away, and dug and pulled weeds to surprise me as a thank you for my help with her lace.
The scarf is made of Thai Silk, lovely and soft! It had 198 bobbins and took a minimum of 8 hours per day (up to 18 hours some days) 7 days a week for 3 months! Unfortunately it is only 90 cm (36 inches) long...due to a technical hitch as it was a submission for a proficiency.

kookie kasa said...

Of course am very bias here...I love your work and love the way you set out your blog page.......... One day I hope to be able to do some of the lace items you have completed and hopefully they will turn out as lovely as yours.
karren from Goulburn.