Saturday, March 31, 2012

in the garden...and some updates.

Have been spending lots of time in the garden to set everything up. I haven't really done much gardening since I retired 10 years ago but enjoying getting my fingers in the dirt again. The indigo seeds are planted since 2 weeks ago in the jiffy pots but nothing showing yet so I seeded some more directly in the garden. Some veges, some herbs and some flowers. Click on the images for a closer view.

working on paving around the edge

my favorite tiny fairy rose

All caught up with my Chikan Embroidery and waiting for the next lesson to be posted.

Chikan Embroidery

Work continues in Karen's class:

slowly creating this cloth that will be partially ruched (gathered).

playing with tea bag labels as templates. looks like a star created in center.


And for those of you interested in watching the baby eaglets grow up, there are now 3 babies at the Decorah Web Cam. You can see it here. I could get lost watching them, if I let myself.

this picture was taken when only 2 had hatched.

Here is another amazing cam of baby hummingbirds. It's here. There will be some advertising first...just keep watching.

19 comments:

Mo Crow said...

thank you for sharing your ongoing explorations with lace effects, variations of whiteness & all those textures... especially love those embroidered scrim pieces with the star in the negative space this is all such stunning & innovative work Deanna !

karen said...

Oh Deanna....I love the Eagle cam, thank you. No stitching for me any more....I am addicted.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

you have been busy for sure...in and out and all about. love the template idea. the stitching looks great. i have indigo seeds finally and waiting for the weather to change a bit. after having all those 80s were back to seasonal weather so want it to be at least in the 50s to get the ground warm.

Ms. said...

My garden is slow this year...and the wode seeds are still struggling inside in windowsill pots...it's cold today and rainy. I was, as you know, already in love with the Eagle and now I'm smitten with the hummingbird too! Thank you.

Rachel said...

Isn't it wonderful to be "all caught up" with coursework - haven't had that feeling in ages!

kaiteM said...

the weather must be on your side again, good for you getting into the garden again, so satisfying just messing around there.
lucky having octagon tea bags, a useful find.

Anita said...

Beautiful rose! Your whitework project is coming out so well. I'm awaiting to see more of this.Paisley
is also looking beautiful,it looks almost completed,isn't it?

blandina (aracne) said...

What a busy lady you have been! I love the picture of the eaglets.

liniecat said...

Deanna I have been so side tracked I still havent begun my chikan but yours is smashing and Im inspired to start at last! Love the weeny hexies youve made too..... too delightful......almost ephemeral, butterfly wing like...... happy gardening too and successfgul seeding!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the bird links. SO amazing to be able to watch!
Love your paisley and those tea bag labels!

handstories said...

ok, we just spent a long while watching those links. really like the "create" cloth, with the stitching in the cutouts.

Deb G said...

So many wonderful things... I was worried about my indigo germinating too and checked the timing, it can take over 32 days. I guess I can give mine a few more weeks. :)

underatopazsky said...

Mmm, your work from Karen's class is fabulous - love the tea bag label templates - how clever!

neki desu said...

those vegs will give you a lot of joy in the summer! now on with the stitching :)

woman with wings said...

Deanna, your planting box looks fantastic and I love that you already have your indigo plant label in there! Did you make it? You have once again reminded me -- I want to plant both the purple carrots and some indigo this year and have to get going on them. The tea bag stitched octagons are so cute, great idea. Oh, and I forgot to keep checking on the eagles, too. Once again, I leave here inspired and reminded! ;-)

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see what you are creating, you are quite diverse.

thank you for the web cam link.

Yvonne said...

Such a healthy rose bush with a lovely bloom! And you're planting indigo - fun ahead for you - and I hope to 'see'. Interesting stitching, too.

Jacky said...

What a lovely treat this morning to read this post and see all of the beautiful stitching going on in your world! Your chikan embroidery looks wonderful and the piece from Karen's class is so beautiful. I love your colourfully stitched 'create'. This will be a very special cloth.

Sounds (and looks) like you are enjoying your gardening. Indigo seeds...lucky you to be able to grow some in your garden for dyeing later. More to look forward.

Your little fairy rose is delightful.

Happy Easter Deanna,

Jacky xox

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Deanna, you have created some really pretty things. I would have liked to have taken Karen's class, but it just didn't work out. I am doing the Chikan SAL and really enjoying it. You Chikan is so pretty!

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