"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blooms 'n Things...

Last week was such a flurry of busyness that I can't even recall where the days went, but I loved the gorgeous sunny weather, and some of the flowers in my gardens were so beautiful that I just couldn't resist capturing them in a few photos. 

When I was a llittle girl, I absolutely loved daisies, just as much as I still do today.  In fact, one summer, when I was about 8 years old, I decided that, because  they grew in such abundance in the fields around our home, that I would dig up great bunches of the them and go door to door to sell them.  I put the plants into my little red wagon and knocked on all of the doors of the houses in our neighborhood, asking people if they would be interested in purchasing one of my beautiful little daisy plants for only 10 cents a plant.  Imagine how thrilled I was when, by days' end, I had sold all of my plants and went home with $2.00, quite a lot of money for an eight year old at that time.  

Over the weekend, making some color changes to my own choice of threads, I finally completed my "Jenny Bean Pin Tuffet".  I'm not terribly fond of a lot of black in my stitching projects, so I chose more golden and brown hues, more appealing to my choice of color palettes.  I need to find some cute Puntini-Puntini pins to go with it.

I am thinking of adding some twisted cording around the edges of the tuffet box.  It was a bit of a challenge gathering the linen up in two different rows underneath to fit over the matboard and then gluing it into place in the round box.  

When I purchased "Jenny Bean's Pin Tuffet", I also purchased "Jenny Bean's Humble Servant Sampler", and it is calling to me to be stitched very soon!  We'll see.... My husband, Bruce also has given me a lovely sampler with accompanying linen and fibers for my birthday, so I haven't quite made up my mind which one will be my first choice.  Oh, such difficult decisions.....


  1. The tuffet looks great. Nice chose of colors. I would put some cording around it.

  2. Hi Kathy! Thank you for your nice e-mail. I love commenting on blogs of people I actually have met. Your day liliess are beautiful. I like the changes you made to Jenny Bean. I'm not big on black either. I think some cord would finish off the edge nicely. And of course, we know a great source for the pins!

  3. Kathy, A beautiful finish. Enjoy starting your next project.

  4. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I love your finish! And your flowers are wonderful!

  5. Hi Kathy: Thank-you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog, I love your daylillies, I have Stella De Oros in my front yard oalong my driveway, my favorite flower is the Daisy I had Daisy's at my wedding way back in 1977.
    Daisy's look bright even on a cloudy day.
    I love the colors in your Pin Tuffet very lovely.
    Happy Stitching


Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)