Saturday, April 4, 2009

Springtime and Stitching

After a week of rain, what a glorious day this is! I went out this morning and noticed all the pretty colors abloom.

If you want a closer look at my weeds, you should be able to click and enlarge the photos!

The iris is just about to open.

The tulip (magnolia) tree is almost finished with her first round.

The red dogwood is just beginning to peek some color.

The wisteria is well on its way.

The red buds (about 3 years old) are lovely!

These tiny tulips (don't remember their true name) have been trying for a week or more.

Bleeding hearts are out.

The old screen door was just about demolished, so this week a new storm door was installed - with glass at the bottom so Pixie can see out. She was watching for me to come back in from the 'photo shoot' this morning!

I started a new project this week. It's Sarah Hook - Tombstone Angel, by Carriage House Samplings, and loving it so far. I'm using DMC threads and it's on 16ct Aida. It was the color I wanted, and from my stash, so I'm going for it.

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I'd heard about future retreats at Camp Stitchaway. Today I found the note I had made of those dates, and here they are:

Fall Stitch Seminar in Rock Hill at the Hampton Inn: September 18-20, 2009

Seaside Stitch Retreat at the North Myrtle Beach Hilton: November 13-15, 2009

Next year's Camp Stitchaway: March 11-14, 2010

I'll post a link when I see them on The Stitch & Frame Shop website.


  1. Nice photos, Charlene. I love wisteria! I've not heard of your newest x-stitch pattern designer, but it looks interesting.

  2. Its still a little longer before we start seeing spring blooms. I've noticed a few of my tulips are starting to just poke thier heads out of the ground, but right now its snowing again :-(

    You've got a lovely new start there!

  3. Love the pics - I do love a tulip tree! Nice start on TA, too.

  4. Hi

    I blog hopped to you from BB Interactive and have been looking ar your garden, its big!
    We live in a small 1920's terraced house with a very long but narrow garden and guess what I have some weeds too! Love your hardanger I have never tried it..



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