Thursday, June 1, 2017


winter finally gave us a reprieve

we haven't had frost or snow for a week or two

so i took a deep breath and planted the tomatoes and squash plants that have been sheltering in the garage... 

i dunno how they're gonna do, but the weeds are flourishing

when it was too cold or wet to work outside, i stitched on Crab-apple Hill's Susan's Dresden Garden... 
and i've actually made some progress...

there are three copies each 
of four different plates (A, B, C, and D) 
and each plate has twelve petals...
three of B
three of C
three of D
and three of A
i'm not terribly fond of those spirally flowers - they take a looooong time to fill in - but the little flowers are kinda fun...

of the 144 embroidery petals, i have 84 stitched...

i told myself that when i had half of the dresden petals stitched
 i could start on the fabric blocks...

but the fabric blocks are the "a" word... 

so i think i'm gonna keep on keepin' on with the embroidery 
and let the "a" word shudder wait...

and i know that if i get bored, there are thistles waiting for me in the Magick Shoppe and in the garden...

p.s. - i'm linking up with Mama Spark's WIPs with Friends ... she usually has the link on wednesday and i miss it cuz i don't get around to posting till thursday - but this week SHE didn't get around to posting till thursday, either - ha ha ha!!!

She was passionate about knitting because it allowed her to reach a state of peacefulness, and she loved to embroider because it let her express her creativity. Both activities were liberating. They allowed her to exist outside of time.
Laura Esquivel, Pierced by the Sun


  1. Oh SURE, go ahead and point out my short falls!!! Bwahahaha! This embroidery is so beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up too; )

  2. That is so pretty.....and your embroidery is beautiful!!

  3. Ooooh, your little blocks are so pretty! You're a funny girl too -- no need to shudder over the "A" word -- it's fun! And probably faster than those little spirals you're embroidering!!!

  4. Someone as talented as you should not be intimidated by the "a" word! Beautiful embroidery...

  5. what IS the "a" word????

    1. ha ha ha!!! there are SEVERAL "a" words - but this particular "a" word is APPLIQUE - and i'm shuddering as i type it - just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies...