Monday, March 29, 2021

Can anything ~

Is there anything lovelier than an early spring morning.

Birds are singing, the sun is shinning, it's a beautiful day to work in the garden. Absolute bliss.

I finished this needlepoint pillow cover quite a long time ago but never got around to making it into a pillow. Finally the urge struck. It is an odd size so I also had to make the insert. I ran into a problem trying to decide how to finish off the edges and then remembered this fabric from my old kitchen drapes I detached the ruffle and somehow I think it works. 

All finished, it adds a nice touch of color to this chair and the room.

The newest crop of seeds for summer flowers.

 I seeded out lots of interesting new cosmos and zinnias, plus more exotic plants...African Foxgloves. Craspedia, "drumstick flowers", Ammi visnaga, and others that I am excited about. Most of them have already germinated so I am off to a good start. I hope to plant these out in the garden next month.

And to end this post a little vignette from the front garden. some self-seeding pretty little flowers haphazardly growing together along with blue and white lobelia. Planting accidents can sometime make the nicest combinations.


Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day and stay well



  1. What a beautiful piece of needlework! I love all the colors. We won't have real spring here for at least another month. I can't wait- I am so anxious for Spring this year. Hugs- Diana

  2. Adrienne, the pillow is gorgeous and I love the finished touch. So pretty and colorful, as your garden will be this summer too. Lovely as always..Stay well..xxoJudy

  3. Thank you. It is already getting hot here, I really dread the summer, they used to be so nice and now with the changing weather it is not a good season.

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  7. Your arbor is so lovely - I like that you have a lamp hanging in its top.
    I hope to grow cosmos and zinnia from seed this year. However, since I don't have much space indoors I have to wait until I can sow them directly in the garden, so I have to wait a few more weeks. I wonder whether it will work out - so far I wasn't often successful with growing from seed.

  8. Hi Adrienne! Oh, I love your needlepoint and how lovely it looks in your pretty chair. I love to cross stitch and stitch a little every night.
    I quit blogging about a year ago but just missed it so much that I started a new blog. Hope you'll pop in sometimes and I hope you're well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)


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