Sunday, May 3, 2015

May YOTA update, I strayed....

Well... I did stitch. But strayed away from my two focus pieces in order to meet a may 10th SAL deadline. This is Fleurs de Ciel by Angie Designer
Before
 After

Two pages, of Fleurs, are released every two months. Amazing how the two months can speed by like Mario Andretti on the Indiana Speedway.... Still have a bit to go. Should be caught up before the 10th. Haven't decided on a color for the "lacy" center of this design. Was playing around with some variagated colors/threads and still not come to a consensus.

Have been working on a garden under our trees. Very shady in the afternoon. Planted some hostas and they are blooming. Hope to haul in some compost from the work yard. Wishing for today, but not looking good so far. Maybe tomorrow.
 DH brought over all my barrels of plants from the work yard. He even WEEDED them all! Yes, I was in shock too! My amaryllis have spent way too many years in pans. Since 2008. They are quite crowded and can't wait to get them in the ground. The blooming one is not too bad. My other pans are overflowing. Plus I have a dozen, in the house, that are seedlings from some cross pollinating we did. Good thing they don't mind being crowded. Also have planted some gladiola bulbs that Home Depot was blowing out last fall. They spent the winter in my refrigerator and have been growing nicely. They will go in the fruit tree garden. We bought 6 fruit tree's at Lowes for 23$ each. How could we resist that!!
 Morty kitty had claimed one of our new rocking chairs for his own. He is quite pleased with himself!

Happy stitching!
Deb

11 comments:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love these Angie Designer pieces. You have chosen some lovely colours to go with your fabric.

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Lovely work on the SAL and good luck meeting the deadline!

Mrs Love2Stitch said...

beautiful ♥

Brigitte said...

What a lovely piece this is, and you made some nice progress on it. I have seen this piece on some German stitchers' blogs and they are all stitching with different colour combos. So interesting to see them all.

D1-D2 said...

Beautiful piece.

Kate said...

Lovely progress :-) Your garden looks great, too, and I love Morty posing!

gominam said...

Ooh you did a lot of progress on it, looks great:)

blue star stitcher said...

Oooh I am jealous of your garden, looks like such a lovely shady spot. Our yard has lots of shade from lots of pine trees which makes it hard to grow anything underneath them.

Weronika said...

Wonderful work.Your grden looks beautiful.

Irmeli said...

Beautiful progress and your smalls SAL update on previous post is fantastic, so many wonderful finishes.

Carol said...

Your little shade garden is looking so pretty and I love your WIP--beautiful colors you've chosen!