Saturday, May 21, 2016

My Obsession - It's Tadpole time!!!

They are EVERYWHERE!!!  They hang out in
big swarms or travel to and from all together like above.
I don't know really why they move around from
place to place in the little pond.

OK, this is the beekeeper's area and has nothing to do
 with tadpoles except that it is in the same area.


This is just a little swarm

Two small swarms

Some are braver than others and venture away

Most stay together.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How is YOUR day going??



FLASH BACK!!!! March 28, 2013.....

Friday, March 11, 2016

Indoor Spring

Our high yesterday was 48.  if you stretch it, we could say 49.

But indoors, I have beautiful imagery.  

Thinking of Sue & Steve in Atlanta!  And waiting
to be able to do MY spring frolic!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hardanger Doily called "INDIA"

I don't know why but, no  matter what I did,
the colors looked "washed out".  They actually harmonize
extremely well with the black fabric and are vibrant and
deep.  Just image what a pretty shawl with a green
loden coat looks like.

This was one of the (if not THE) hardest thing I ever
did in Hardanger.  Although it is not a complicated piece,
working on black fabric was nearly impossible.

This little piece is definitely toward the top of my
"favorite" list because it was such a challenge.

A challenge that turned out very well even though this
picture makes it looks sort of "fuzzy".  It isn't though.

I held it up to the window so you could see the twisted bars
which go around the whole piece.  In the other pictures,
this feature looks sort of like just lines of dashes of thread.

Why the name "India"? Well, I think of  elephants.  The
beautiful embroidered head pieces you sometimes see
elephants dressed with.  And "India" because they have
such beautiful embroidery, designs and colors.


Oh, and although I didn't show any pictures of the back...
you guess it....it looks pretty much the same as the front.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hardanger - Almost Spring (medium sized)

The size
the details -edging

Details - twisted bars


The whole thing
the center
Details - Bargello work
The Back!

So...what do you think???

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hardanger - End Of Threads

First finish of 2016, started the day after Christmas
I used up lots of left-over threads.
  My thread stash looks alot better now.

























Yeah, I'm still working on those pesty tabs
























I've done similar pieces but, because there are so many
colors, I left the open work open and simple

This is the back.  It all looks pretty good like this

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day 2015

This is the 2nd post today!! Enjoy
Kind of a weird thing to do on Christmas Day
Right is Fahrenheit...1pm in the shade
It's the middle of winter??
My "birthday orchid" is loving the sun!

The Christmas Piece

The back

Sunday, October 18, 2015