Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's a Blog Party






Marla at Always Nesting is hosting a


I'm linking up with yesterday's post. It was definately a WOO HOO for me.
Come on over and join the party.
Marla has wonderful refreshments and lots of friends to visit.
See You There!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sewing Something Sweet



As I said in my previous post, we were invaded by lovebugs last week. It was so bad I couldn't get outside to work in the yard.

So I decided to sit at the sewing machine and make a shirred dress for my little granddaughter. I got the pattern from Whimsy Couture Boutique. She has the cutest patterns and very good instructions.


I had never shirred anything before--it took me almost 4 hours to get the hang of it-


And as you can see--
Several practice swatches--


The first one didn't really shirr at all--

I started to get the hang of it--


Finally I got the elastic thread wound correctly on the bobbin.
And my practice swatch looked like it was suppose to--


Now here is the dress--


This is the front--


 And this is the back---
It's a little blurry. But it is adorable.

I'll be mailing it off to Georgia-
I can't wait to see it on her.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Love-Bug Invasion




No --


I'm not talking about the cute little Volkswagon "love-bug"



You remember it --

From the movie--




No -- I'm talking insects--



Swarming insects --




Hundreds of them--




Can you see them--


It has been horrible the last few days-

They only live a few days--

"making-love" the whole time--

The female lays her eggs--

Then they die.

I  spent this morning sweeping their little carcasses off my porches.

But the eggs will hatch and  we'll have a whole new batch. Usually in September. Something to look forward to.

And you thought Florida was all beaches, sun-tans and oranges!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Shellelicious Giveaway!!!

Wait till you see this shell-fabulous giveaway at tales from an oc cottage. I have never seen such delightful shell creations as hers. And she's giving them away to some lucky person.


Go check it out---I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!


I love all that glitter and this Birdhouse is too die for!!!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Quilt--the work continues---

I've been working on getting my quilt pieces together

I've finished the quilt top-
I wasn't sure I was going to like it but once it was all sewn together I like it alot-

This isn't really a very good picture but the colors of the blocks and the border really make me think of fall.

This is the fabric and the pieced strip for the back. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this fabric. I might have to go back to JoAnn's and buy some more.


This is the binding--all 240" of it!































I still need to sew the pieced strip to the backing--

After reading Care's last post about putting the quilt together I'm starting to get worried.

I've come this far--
Hope I will be able to make it to the finish line--

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Flowers--

I've been busy working in the yard this past week--

So have the bees--



I've never had roses before but last year Publix had little pots of miniature roses--
So I bought a few--

I can't believe they made it through the winter but here they are blooming in their pots on my patio--



There's a white one--


And a yellow one--

 
 
And a red one---



I think they are so pretty and delicate--being so small--
Maybe my "green thumb" is coming back--