Friday, April 12, 2013

Spring has Sprung and some stitching

Hi all, just a few stitchy things to show you.
This is a project bag I stitched for a friend for her birthday.  there is a small 'orts' bag and a pinkeep with thread holder rings attached.  Her initial is done with fabric pen and ink on very fine muslin.
 Here is Quaker Christmas - almost done -- the plan is to be finished by the end of April.
 Below are some photos of my back yard - you will notice that the Cherry trees are just about done blooming, but the Dogwoods are blooming and my white azalea's are in full bloom.

I have been working and planting in the yard trying to get all ready for summer - once it gets too hot not much yard work will get done!!!

Hope you all are enjoying some spring weather or in some cases Fall.

Have a great week - thank you for visiting.               Roberta

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