Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We have finally had some nice weather.  My tulips are still looking good although it won't be long before they have gone by for this year.  I have some lovely pink double tulips this year and I plan to buy more for a greater show next year.  My Lily of the Valley are all blossomed and I picked a some today to put in one of my little vintage bottles.  I want to transplant some of them to another area of the yard since I have so many in one spot.

I visited the cemetary today and placed some flowers at the graves of loved ones who have passed.  I miss them all, Mom, Dad, Nana, Grandpa, aunts and uncles.  They were good people!

Here are a few photos I've taken recently, bleeding heart and lovely double tulips~

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Rain!

We have certainly had our share of rainy days!  They are good for sewing but I'd rather be outside working in the garden this time of year.  I'm going to the Quad Cities for a brief visit with cousins in June and plan to go to some gardens while there to add to my photograph collection this year.  I've never seen the mighty Mississippi River so this will be a first for me.

I've finished up some mixed media I thought needed a little more help and repaired the photograph on a pillow I made my sister some years ago.  I had used the t-shirt transfer method and the picture wore off after some use.  This time I printed the photograph with cotton fabric designed to print with ink jet printers and I'm pleased with the results.  Instead of taking the pillow completely apart, I attached the photo to the front using the blanket stitch and embroidery thread.  I love this photo of her when she was probably 3 years old.

Hopefully the sun will come out this weekend and we can all get some energy back!!


Monday, May 9, 2011

My Paternal Great Aunt

My sister sent me this photograph of our great aunt Frances.  She was my father's aunt and I never knew her.  Apparently she was quite the woman.  She reportedly had an affair with a very well know gentleman from Boston that became quite a scandle in it's day.  She left the area and we haven't been able to find much information on her.  My sister, Dot, does family geneology and has very little information about Frances.
I love this photograph of her and because I did know her sister, Agnes, I think she must have really been wonderful!  Aunt Agnes was full of fun and she was a burst of energy at our family get togethers, even when she was 89 years old!  I wish I had known Frances.  I will use this photograph in one of my fiber art pieces in the near future.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Found! Spring Wildflowers

This past weekend was beautiful and sunny!  Everyone was out working in their yards, raking the leaves, fixing up their gardens.  We went for a ride with our cameras and found some lovely trillium in the woods of Salisbury, NH.  They were next to a lovely little babbling brook and we enjoyed our time taking photographs.  I'll share a few with you here.  I'll offer some in my Etsy and Artfire shops.

Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and all of the lovely flowers that are coming into bloom!