Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday after church I went to Louisiana nursery outlet and purchased a few more plants for my courtyard and back yard. Things are finally started to take shape but there are still so many more plants I want. I keep telling myself this will be a ongoing project so I don't have to have it all done this year.
This bromeliad was on sale 20% off.
This bougainvillea has been cut back to form a bush rather than vine. This saved me from having to purchase a trellis for it to climb on.
I've been getting cards punched at the nursery and was able to redeem them Monday which amounted to a $9 discount on my purchase. As I was walking to my car, I saw this hibiscus and decided since I saved $9, I would get this also. There were many different colors but this one really stood out for me.Monday I barbequed for my mom and dad and visited with them. They are getting older so I treasure the time we spend together.
While watering plants, I saw this bird sitting in one of my bushes. It allowed me to get very close to take pictures. When my mom came over and we were outside, it was still hanging around the bushes. My mom said it looked like a young bird that perhaps couldn't fly well yet.
This first picture you can barely see it peeking out from behind the bush.
I took this one from behind the bush.The hibiscus I bought a couple of months ago is doing great. It just blooms and blooms.
I also spent some time Sunday and Monday working out details on a new pattern. I think I have the design done and am ready to make a few for testing and instructions. Once I feel it is ready, I'll get some of my customers to test it also. This is going to be a very simple wrap dress with a hint of a cap sleeve. I made one but had to change several things and am anxious to make more with the changes to see how the finished project will look.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Here is what she said:
We are just having so much fun with these shorts! :-) Thanks so much!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This small bed I reserved for annuals and perennials. I planted the mixed colors of gerber daisies. Along the back are 3 plants with tiny purple flowers. I'm not sure what the name of them are but they caught my eye so I decided to add them also. I seriously considered only using yellow gerber daisies with the purple flowers to make it LSU colors but couldn't resist the other bright colored gerber daisies.
A few months ago I purchased two clay pots from Tuesday morning and have been looking for dwarf fruit trees to fill them. I found them at Louisiana Nursery Outlet. If you look closely, you can see that the satsuma has fruit on it.
Although the three blueberry bushes I planted earlier this year are small, they all have berries them. It is such a satisfying feeling to me to be able to pick flowers and fruit off the plants in my yard.
Each time I get something to put in the back yard, I think of 10 other things I'd like to do. I'm sure it will be a work in progress for many years.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
There was a tea room where we enjoyed tea in these little pots and cups. I chose the peppermint tea but there were many to choose from. I purchased a couple of flavors to bring home
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thanks to my models and testers for helping me get this pattern available.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Here is what she said:
I had really fun to work with this pattern - everything went so smooth, everything matched to the next piece.And how magically this tooo-wide piece with the inserted strips turned into this lovely pleated front.
It has been so much fun having customers helping with the testing and seeing these wonderful creations they make.
You might recognize the little girl as one of my models on the Annette Reversible Sundress and the boys were my models for the Betsey/Joey Shorts Pattern.
I keep a crate of "craft" supplies to use when I have children. They love it and it keeps them entertained. We made paper chains, paper airplanes and a little bit of a mess but it cleaned up quickly when we were done.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Here is what she said,
I've never done anything with pleats and this was super easy and fun!!
Thanks to you L for helping me test this pattern and to your daughter for being such an adorable model.