Monday, September 6, 2010

Stitching and Planting



Hi all!  
Well, this nice long Labor Day weekend is about to come to a close, and it's back to work tomorrow. 
But, I won't complain, because I was able to do just what I wanted and that was a little container gardening and playing in my craft room. 


It's still warmer than I'd like, but I got out early in the morning so I could get some planting done before the heat came. 


The day I brought this Gerber Daisy plant home, it was in the middle of the afternoon, and by the time I got it out of the car it looked so hot and wilted.  (I know the feeling) 


I was afraid I had already killed it on the way home in this heat. 


But once I got it cooled off, and into a container with a little TLC and fresh soil and morning sunshine, it perked up. 


Once the heat started to set in, I decided I would go inside (in the air conditioned house) and do a little collage on canvas. 


I really like the Zetti style, so I played around with that, and made an ATC for my friend Linda.
I know she might see this post, but it's not like it's a "special" surprise.  I think she understands when I want to "try my art out on her" LOL! 


Finally, to the stitching.
I had some outdoor fabric and made a couple of pillows to go on my chairs in the courtyard.  
I think they look cute with the chair cushions, don't you? 
I'm getting ready for our "outdoor weather" if it ever gets here! 


And...just a few sneak peeks of another little project.  I'm not finished with yet, but have really enjoyed the hand stitching part. 




So, there you have it, a relaxing, fun filled long weekend and now I need to get back to work and make some more money to support all of my gardening/crafting habits. 
I hope you have enjoyed the weekend, and was able to do something you love to do! 

Thanks for visiting, 

Becca

18 comments:

ain't for city gals said...

I think all of us are waiting for the under 100 degree days...maybe this weekend? can't wait!

gail said...

great photos and love the crafted flower!
gail

lilylovekin said...

Can't wait to see what the hand stitched project is. I'm glad your Gerber daisy came back to life, they are one of my favorite flowers. Have a good week.

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW - these shots are so beautiful. The first one looks like a painting.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It seems like the flowers have bloomed longer this summer! And I love your pillows! Can't wait to see more of your stitching! You are so creative! ♥

Jodi said...

Your photos are stunning - such a unique perspective to capture sewing. I love it!

Linda said...

Your pillows DO look great with the cushions...and I'm looking forward to seeing your project!

justinegordon said...

such great photos, I am not a fan of gerberas but you have made them look so beautiful and then your cushion too - you are a clever bunny

lisa said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend time.
Your photos are gorgeous!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Everything is so pretty. It has really cooled down where we live, and I have been feeling like sewing too. I love your collage on canvas artwork.

Kathy

sewingseeds4U said...

Such gorgeous photos Becca. I bought some mums but didn't get them in their pots...still a little to warm. I made progress on our snowball quilt, too. All in all a good weekend. Patty

Catherine said...

I know you have had some exceptional heat Becca but oh how I envy you still having beautiful flowers! All hope is gone for this years flower garden here. But on the plus side we have never had such green grass ~ especially mid-September! Oh the weather can be a fickle thing can it not?

I look forward to seeing your project and I totally understand about working to make money to support the crafting and gardening habit! Ha!

Have a terrific week my friend!
xo Catherine

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, how I loved doing this decorative stitching. It was so relaxing. I did some container planting myself.
Brenda

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You are so creative. I really need to find some crafts to do indoors since our outdoor weather seems to be over. I can't imagine it being hot, it's been in the 60's for days and raining.

Linda Robinson said...

WOW girly.. Looks like you had a fun weekend. That ATC looks pretty cool. I can't wait to see it.. I love to get your creative little gifts..

Hugs, Linda

Becky Shander said...

Your painted layers inspired by the garden is so rich in detail. And the stitching adds even more depth...I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

Diane said...

Becky, I am always so delighted to stop here and see your gorgeous photos. Again...I can't say enough about how vibrant your colors are!
Hugs,
Diane

Pamela said...

Gorgerous photos Becca especially the wilted one!
I love that type of sewing it seems to be a lost art. Something i must learn to do!
Don't work too hard!
Pamela xo