Thursday, April 4, 2013

Some stitching and springtime in the yard

It has been a busy couple of weeks, what with a Rozashi Workshop, teaching a mini workshop, working in the yard, getting the house ready for a kitchen remodel and of course some stitching!
Below is a mini workshop that I did with my stitch-in group (part of my EGA).  We made pincushions to fit into these little Mary Engelbreit boxes - we also mad pins using straight pins and beads and glue. 
 



This is from my Rozashi workshop with Margaret Kinsey, the fabric is a silk RO which is stitched with silk floss/thread.  This was an extremely interesting class learning a bit about Japanese culture and the fine art of one of the styles of Japanese embroidery.  I do apologize for the upside down photos, not sure what is going on with the computer.

 
My yard is starting to wake up after a crazy warm/then cold and rainy winter.  Here are my window boxes that will go up onto my back deck.
my little dragon will miss having the flowers sitting with him.
My daffodils
some violas
Below is various photos of the Cherry Trees that are in the yard plus views of the leafing out of the trees in the back yard.  The trees bloomed a bit late this year so they where not out during the Cherry Blossom Festival.  This past week here in Macon, was just gorgeous with these trees in bloom all over the city and county.  It is said that we have the most Cherry Trees in the country (yes, even more that Washington DC!)










 



Well, back to my stitching - it is a nice rainy day here today, hoping to get back out into the yard this weekend.

Happy Spring everyone - thank you for visiting.          Roberta

6 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Such beautiful cherry trees! Ahhhhh. Spring is going full force there. No such luck here. Although the crocuses have finally shown themselves. Slowly but surely. Love seeing your various class pieces. That fabric for the Japanese embroidery looks so interesting.

Gillie said...

Same here, lots of sunshine and 50s so we are hopeful. Those trees are gorgeous! Your EGA event sounds fun.

hazel said...

Lovely photos Roberta, the cherry trees are gorgeous do hope my daughter has seen hem while travelling.

Love the pin cushions you are so clever.

Hugs
Hazel c (UK)

Solstitches said...

The cherry blossom trees are stunning.
Lovely projects you have been working on. The little M. E. boxes are so cute.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

The cherry trees are gorgeous!!!
Françoise

Anonymous said...

Howdy! I simply want to give a huge thumbs up for the great information you may have right here on
this post. I will likely be coming again to your weblog for
more soon.

Here is my webpage :: cherry pitter target