quick little update on previous wip…


Quick little update on my embroidery attempt. I used the embroidery work and created a few borders of stash fabric to create a pillow. I backed the pillow in a chocolate suede type fabric leftover from a previous project.

Loving fall right now!

Surprise lilies popped up after our last recent rains..

This rose is Martha Gonzales, showing her pink self~ usually she is a deep red, must be the weather?!

Possibly the last fall tomatoes … I will surely miss these!

Playing with “Wolf”…

update on embroidery project

 Here is a quick little update on my embroidery project…

I made a little pillow using the embroidery work and pieced together pieces of a border from stash fabric.  I used some crochet trim for pillow ties.

 I used many tones of brown to honor fall…

Loving fall right now!

Best friends forever…

Everyone needs a best friend.  Olivia was a little puppy that found her way to our porch. She had a little chunk missing from her ear, raw paw pads, and was near starvation. It took much encouragement to convince her to come for a treat. She cowered behind a whiskey planter on our front porch. Once inside, she cowered for days trying to be invisible as she ate and slept and rested from her journey.  Her sweet personality won out and we were to never let her go. Adopted into our fold she now is the proud mother of a little black kitty.

Kitty was found under a porch as a newborn kitten. He was bottle-fed,  and hand raised. He is the sweetest little kitten. He was quickly adopted by our Olivia and he loves her pure and simple. Two little misfits never felt more loved by each other.  What one lacks the other surely makes up for.  BFF…

Fall’s final tomatos.. yum!

Some long and steady fall rain brought  out  some surprise lily’s.


A small flush of roses are beginning again. Here is Martha Gonzales who normally is a deep red, but this fall is showing some pank!

Trying embroidery….

Because fall is upon us and to me that mean leaves will soon be raining down upon the garden. I choose to not bag my leaves instead I use them for mulch. I love leaves and so do the worms! I believe in feeding the soil and so in honor of what is to be I am attempting an embroidery project of maple and oak leaves~
Practice run of maple leaves courtesy of Turkey Feathers (PatternBee is her company.) Here is her blog link I am practicing on a square of an old linen Cotton Maid sheet. I traced the pattern and you can see I am going to do one more leaf before deciding what to do with the piece. It is a work in progress no doubt as I have to work on technique, but it is so fun. Love this project and it is instant gratification as well.

Falling leaves soon to be…

Black gold for my garden. I love fall and I love to prepare my garden for rest.  While I live in the south, we do have severe winters we do have dormancy for most plants. I love to use what nature gives me.  Leaves are a real winner. They provide wonderful insulation for plants, they feed the worms thereby feeding my plants. What is not to love?

So,  in honor of what is to be soon to be upon us, I am working on this ~ a free embroidery pattern. I also plan to do the oak leaf.

Simplicity 7279

I am feeling the love for these pants! I like the skirts I have made from this pattern, but I think these pants rock.. This pattern is so easy. I had alot more fun making these pants. It has been forever since I have tried to sew pants. I had several mishaps. I cut the pattern on the fold, (stupid), but an easy fix. Then I went blank on how to sew the legs… (Duhh!) Finally, I got it.
Here is the finished product.. Man I am ready for fall… note the jacket. Yeah right, 90 degrees still. Oh well, I am ready when it gets here!

Simplicity 7279

Love this pattern. It is so easy and so fast. I made these pants this afternoon.  I used some linen print from my stash. This pattern is really fun to use.

It is the first day of fall! Yay! I am so ready.

Here is my ode to autumn, sweet autumn clematis. I love this clematis, it is so fragrant. I have it on this pergola, and on an arbor ~ night time view! 

All of our little garden critters seem to be preparing for fall..

We have “Chippy” and “Hummy” doing their own thang..

And last but not least, our Prince Kitty! Isn’t he cute, sleeping on a princess dress!