Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stitching Garden

Stitching and gardening have been consuming my time lately. Here's a peek at what I've been working on today, since it's raining and I can't work in the garden...a beautiful basket of roses. I've been doing lots of weeding, planting, cleaning up and moving a few things. DH has also been planting bricks (as he calls it), edging around the garden. We had some old bricks from the house, it gives a nice edge between the grass and garden area.
A few plants blooming right now. The bleeding hearts do really well in the shade.
White bleeding hearts, they look so pretty right now. Oh look you can see some of the planted bricks in the background.
I don't know what this little guy is called but I really love how it looks in the planter.


Quilts, like friends are different, colourful, fun, warm and comforting.......And you can never acquire enough of either.

32 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Pretty, pretty post! I'm talking both stitchery and flowers!

Gwendie said...

My bleeding hearts haven't even sprouted yet. I hope they still come up. Mine are white but I love your pink one.

Your stitchery is so cheerful! I can't wait for spring to really be here.

Gwendie

Lynn said...

So pretty. Your stitchery is lovely - what perfect stitching you do. Will it be part of something bigger? I have to work on getting my stitches even as you do in your work. Lovely flowers too. Bleeding heart and the pink flowers - so dainty.

dotti white said...

Wendy...I love your stitchery! I just love stitcheries with flowers. I also love the flowers in your garden. I am in the Seattle area and we are having so much rain that there is not much time when I'm home and the weather is nice. Can't wait to "spiffy" up my flower gardens!

Needled Mom said...

I have always loved bleeding hearts. The small pink flowered plant is lovely as well.

Darlene said...

Your post took my breath away today - stunning!!!!

Jackie said...

Your bleeding hearts are up already, wow! I can't believe it, mine are not. I just love them, but they won't be up and blooming for a few weeks yet! Love the stitchery.

Quiltbirdie said...

Beautiful basket embroidery and beautiful bleeding hearts! It gets waaaayy too hot here for bleeding hearts (South Texas). So I'm quite jealous!

Shirleymac said...

Nothing seems to be blooming around here. My Magnolia did but it was a short blooming season. Love the bleeding hearts. Your garden must be so pretty.

Stina said...

Love your white Bleeding Heart.. that one I must try and find here..:o)
Love the stichery... May I ask what pattern??
Enjoy your days!!

Yvonne said...

Cute stitchery....how can you not love a basket full of roses. :)
Your flowers are gorgeous....I just love bleeding hearts. They are so amazing to me.

Janet said...

The stitchery is sweet and the flowers are beautiful. I've never seen a white bleeding hearts but I have grown the pink one.

Kaaren said...

Sooooo much eye candy! I love it all!

My white bleeding heart near the house is in bloom as well and my red one which is situated at the back of the garden just broke ground. I guess it had to do with the difference in the soil temperature.

Planting bricks! I love it! I can't wait to plant my containers but in these parts, we 'should' wait til at least the third weekend in May because of the possibility of night time frost.

Cathi said...

Don't know what the little pinks are, either, but they are pretty! Tell hubby that I planted bricks last year. It makes the garden look so nice.

Judy said...

I love how bleeding hearts look, so frail and lovely! I always like your stitchery Wendy, you do such a lovely job!

Karen said...

The little guy in the pot is a Saxifraga.

KSedlak said...

Hi Wendy,

Your hand stitching is beautiful. I love the basket of flowers. And your garden is so lovely too. I've been working in my yard as well. We lost several plants from the winter weather, so a couple of weekends ago we started cleaning up and digging up dead plants. We finally have it done and I love the new look. It spacious and organized.

Knot Garden said...

What a beautiful flower basket! So appropriate for this lovely time of year.
We have some brick edging in our garden as well. It's a good way of using old bricks and looks very decorative.
The pink rock plant is a saxifrage. It also comes in white and a darker pink.

Candace said...

Such a cute stitchery, Wendy! The bleeding hearts are outstanding - some of my favorites! I used to know the name of the little pink flowered plant - when it comes back to me I'll let you know!
Cheers!

Roseanne said...

your stichery is very nice .Your garden is lovely to.

Sherry said...

Well your time has been spent so well, both stitchery & garden are gorgeous! I just love bleeding hearts, so very pretty!

Karen said...

I like your comment about quilts being like friends!

Dorothy said...

Hi Wendy,
I've just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading through your posts and seeing all those lovely quilts.
Thank you for sharing.
Your garden is much farther along then mine. My tulips are only just opening!

WhiteStone said...

My neighbors have lovely bleeding hearts and mine is spindly after three years. Your post spurred me to move it to another location. Perhaps next year it will be happier!

Debbie said...

I look forward to your new posts! You blog is so fun to follow. You always have beautiful work!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh how pretty Wendy. I love your little block and those flowers....beautiful!!!!

Annie said...

I love gardening and sewing too. It's great to have the 2 to go to between the weather. My problem is sometimes chosing which one to do.

MARCIE said...

Your basket is so pretty, and I love the bleeding hearts! I used to have them also, but no gardens where I live now. :(

Carol said...

Enjoyed looking at your blog. You do beautiful work - and what lovely pictures of your flowers. My gardening is container style now, but I used to have lots and lots of plants to tend. Looking forward to doing my pots but it is a little too early yet here.

Bea said...

Just found your lovely blog while surfing.... Thanks for all the inspiration! I´ll bookmark your blog! Happy quilting!
Bea, Germany

julieQ said...

Love both your stitchery inside flowers, and your lovely outside flowers too! Thank you for sharing these!!

Solstitches said...

Your garden is beautiful and I love the little stitchery design you have shown in this post.
May I ask what pattern/designer it is please?
Thank you,
Margaret