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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Bit More Yard and a New Start!

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm giving John Foster a little rest so that I can finish a patriotic project before Memorial Day.  I do enjoy decorating the house with patriotic things from Memorial Day to the 4th of July.  I have a few charts that I wanted to stitch.  The first one I'm doing is "Penny America" by Tree of Life Samplings. The pattern called for 40 count but I'm doing 32 count.  I wanted it bigger so that I have the option of making it into a pillow.  I've also added a few more spring pictures from the yard.  It is still very cool 50's day and 40's at night.  Hope this means we will have a nice cool summer!! Thanks so much for reading my blog.  I appreciate all of you!!!

 
 Here is the first element of the new stitching project.  It is a basket that will have lots of flowers.


 This white rhododendron was on the property when we moved in.


 This is Jack Frost  a brunnera.
 

 These pretty flowers appear each spring.


 The great silver leaves last all summer.


I love to see the inside of a tulip.

9 comments:

  1. Love "Jack Frost" great interest long after the pretty blue blossoms are gone!

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  2. Congrats for the new sampling. Looking forward to seeing its progress!

    is Jack Frost known as "Forget Ne Not Flower"?


    Cheers

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  3. You will love stitching Penny America! I could hardly put it down......

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  4. Hi

    Your new start looks great!
    Your flower photos are just lovely.

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  5. Nice start on Penny America! Love the little blue flowers on Jack Frost. I love plants that provide interest for more than one season. :)

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  6. The garden is beautiful, as always!

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  7. Love Penny America! Never have seen Jack Frost before but now I have to go find some, very pretty.

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  8. Oh, Barb--I love Penny America! Bought the chart last year, but just haven't found the time to stitch it. Maybe following along on your progress will inspire me to get going :)

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