Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lazy Summer Days

Since sewing has almost come to a screeching halt with the warm days of summer upon us, I thought I would share what I have been doing, working in the garden. I love puttering around in the garden, planting, finding just the right spot for each plant and just plain enjoying a pretty backyard. Here are a few pictures I took around my garden today. Oops I don't have any flower pictures here....next time.
I did say almost no sewing...a couple of things I was playing around with last week. A applique table topper done in bright colours and a fabric collage inspired by this amazing designer.

Have a great day, next time I'll have a quilt ready to show....woohoo a flimsy out of the closet....finally.

22 comments:

Judy said...

So lovely Wendy! The garden looks fabulous too! I simply love hosta leaves...I filled a dark corner of my Mom's yard with them and they came back every year big and lush!

Lynn said...

I love the collage - so cute with the little quilt blocks and photo. What a wonderful, creative thing. The table topper is beautiful - lovely applique on it.

KSedlak said...

Wendy, Your collage is adorable, just so cute and creative.
This weather we're having is wonderful. I love being outside in the garden too.

Libby said...

I could guess that designer before I clicked the link *s*

Carrie P. said...

I really like your fabric collage. A great idea.

Stina said...

Love that collage.. I just remembered the one you made last year.. sooo gorgeous!!! :o))

Karen said...

Such a pretty garden. Love the fabric collage and such a sweet table topper.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I love that fabric collage. I saw her work at the Buggy Barn last summer in person and it was all amazing. Yours looks wonderful and your table topper - to cute. I think it's OK to not be stitching so much in the summer - the garden calls you and you should listen, lol. After all those dang snowflakes will be returning before we know it.

hugs - Karen

Darlene said...

I know you're enjoying your days in the garden. I've never been one to play outdoors - too hot! LOL

Love your collage - it's fabulous. Something to attempt soon.

Thimbleanna said...

See, there has been some sewing! Love the table topper. And are those Moda butter yellow dots on that picture -- I LOVE those dots -- if only I could find them for sale somewhere!!!

sewkalico said...

Your garden collage looks lovely _ I'm sure it's nicer outside in the sun than in the sewing room this time of year..

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That collage is tooo cute. Your plants look good Wendy. Enjoy your gardening.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Wendy, enjoy your summery days, plenty of time for sewing...we are in the middle of winter and the wind today is shocking...love your collage...warm regards lyn

Sheri Howard said...

Hi Wendy, I just found your darling blog...I loved your flat/fat annie, and your red work, and your whirligig quilt, and your red work baskets....and, and, and....thanks for the visit to my blog so I could find you!!

Lori said...

You did a great job on the collage. It looks like a fun piece to put together.

Quilt Hollow said...

Loved a collage of photos from the garden. I'm curious what you have in the works on the quilt front. I'm finally back home and now time to play quilt catch up!

Christine said...

That's a very nice table topper. I love your quilting.

Lea said...

That's so lovely. I love your collage!
and I do too, I love Gallopingpony's designs. :-)

Candace said...

I love both collages, Wendy - the garden and the quilt! The tea-pot wind chime is adorable, too!
Cheers!

Carole said...

Oh my, may I come over and sit in your beautiful garden? What a pleasant place it is! thank you for taking the time to show us! Cheers!

MARCIE said...

Oh Wendy, that collage is darling! Nice job puttering!

galloping pony said...

Your collage is wonderful! I'm so glad I could click to enlarge the photo and so read your words. Lady bug, ladybug. Cool frame too.