Monday, May 17, 2010

Stitching in the Garden

A whole lot of gardening going on and not much on the sewing front. We've had a pretty incredible warm sunny week, it seemed as if spring was never going to come and here it is!. I'm about three quarters finished cleaning up the garden and about 90% done with planting perennials and a few annuals in pots around the deck. It sure feels good to have most of the garden ready. I stitched this cute little babushka doll pincushion in between getting dirty.EDIT: the free pattern for the babushka doll can be found here, she's about 4" tall.
Isn't this the best bag, I've been using it everyday since it arrived at my house last week. Mary surprised me by sending this wonderful bag to me. Thank a bunch Mary, you are so very sweet to think of me.....I love it!
And look she even included a matching pincushion, how fun is that.
If you don't hear from me I'm still lurking around, just spending a bit more time in the garden. That's if the rain holds off a little longer, if not I'll be back in the house cutting and sewing again.

Happy Quilting.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

She's a cutie!

Bag and pincushion from Mary are sweet.

Janet said...

I love your little babushka! She is so very cute. I'm looking forward to some dirt work here in the next few days. Love the bag and pincushion.

Sandra Henderson said...

I understand completely how you feel~Enjoy your garden! However, you seem to be able to multi-task nicely! I love your doll, so sweet. What a nice present, gorgeous bag and pincushion! :)
Just enjoy your garden and we will be here.... XO

Lori said...

Such an adorable doll!! Love the bag you got from Mary too.

We've finally had a couple of days of nice weather but haven't got naar as much gardening done as I should have.

Lynn said...

Very cute babushka! Where is the pattern from (if you don't mind me asking)? Love the bag, that Mary ... very nice and very talented.

Connie W said...

Pretty stuff there. I love the pincushion and the bag too of course.

Judy S. said...

Hasn't this stretch of sunshine been wonderful? Love your doll; that's a very cute pattern. Nice bag, too!

Kaaren said...

I know the feeling, Wendy. That's where I've been too...in the garden!

Wonderful bag and pincushion from Mary. She's a keeper for sure!

Sharon said...

Lucky you! I have been dodging rain drops trying to get in my flower beds! This weekend is supposed to warm up and be dry...crossing my fingers!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the bag and pin cushion - I am going to make one too.

Guess you are inside sewing today - as the rain is back with a vengence. It has poured most of the day here - but my tomatoes love it.

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad you enjoyed! I'm doing a wee bit of unsewing...not fun..not fun at all!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Cute little pincushion! And I love your totebag and pincushion from Mary.

Hope the weather stays nice for your gardening!

Shirley Ann said...

What a stunning bag! Very inspiring and that little babushka doll is darling!
Blessings
Shirley

Teresa said...

Mary outdid herself with that great bag and pincushion. And speaking of pincushions, surely you will not stick pins in that cute lil doll! A dear friend gave me a blue bird pin cushion that I just love, but there is no way I can stick pins in it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the doll you stitched. Of course it is RED so I would love her.
Great bag that Mary sent you. Lucky girl you are.

julieQ said...

Very cute doll, and thank you for the link. I like your bag, it is just the right size and so nice. Enjoy your gardening!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the link to the sweet pin cushion!

prashant said...

I love your little babushka! She is so very cute.
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