Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bees And A Garden Grumble

I've received lots of comments on compliments on my June header.  Many thanks.  A couple of folks have asked about specific elements so I thought I'd try to enumerate the designers and charts.

Row One: 1 Ewe & Eye & Friends, "For the Bees" EEF168, 2 The Cricket Collection, "A Bee C" chart "Green Thumb" #171, 3 (white fabric) - Homespun Elegance, "Miniature Samplers II - Beehive"  , 4 (bee with green border) -The Knotted Tree, "Little Gold Bumblebee", 5 Schoolroom Samplings, "Birds 'N Bees", 6 Twisted Threads, "Spelling Bees"
Row Two: 1 R & R Reproductions, "Bee Mornin'", 2 Chessie and Me, "Summer Alphabet Sampler", 3 (small plain bee) Twisted Threads, "Bitty Bee" ,4 (small A Bee C) Bent Creek, "A Bee C", 5 (bee skep with silver bee) Ewe & Eye & Friends, "Big Bee", 6 The Trilogy, "Treats - Bee", 7 Bent Creek, "Zipper - Bee Strong"
Row Three: 1 Joy of the Needle, "Beehive in the Middle" ,2 Shepherd's Bush, "Bees", 3 Schoolhouse Designs, "Simple Pleasures" P104,4 Shepherd's Bush, "Buzzing Bees", 5 Just Another Button Company, "Bee True".

Hope this helps anyone wanting to stitch something on the header.  And, no- these are not all the Bee motifs I've stitch - there are still others that I did not include in the header!  If anyone has further questions they can leave a comment or email me.  

It's time for another Tuesday Garden Party, and I must begin with my Garden GrumbleI bought a lovely little birch tree the first weekend in May.  It's the back pot in this group of four - it had a nice form and delicate leaves until...(Can you hear the "Theme from Jaws" playing in the background?)...until...

Saturday night when a deer decided it was "Mmmm, Mmmm good"!
Darn it!  I think there are enough leaves and branches that it can survive.  It is now a hostage inside a deer-proof cage.  I just never thought about the deer munching on a small tree - goes to show!
Score - Deer One - Beth Zero 

On my recent trip to Portland, I found (and purchased) some pots at Ikea and Crate and Barrel.

Pots are like plants - you can't have too many!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Sorry the deer ate your little tree...they will eat most anything I think. They ate my rose bushes last summer. Love the pots!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I guess there are a few advantages of living closer into town, we don't usually think of not having deer eat our plants, as one of them, but I think it could be. I live at the north end of the WV. Those darn deer are cute to look at but can do a lot of damage. Sorry about your plants! Love, love, love your sampler!

Melanie said...

I am just..........that header. My husband is a beekeeper and now I feel like I have to search out every single one of those to buy up and stitch. EVERY SINGLE ONE. What have you *done* to me?????? lol

blue star stitcher said...

Thanks for posting all the charts used for that adorable header, all your headers make me want to rush out and stitch each one. Sorry about your pest of a deer.

Deb said...

Thank you for posting your charts that appear in your header! And you just never know what deer are going to eat! Or rabbits for that matter. I never knew that they love, love petunia - or at least mine! UGH!

Gabi said...

Thanks for posting the charts. It's a so lovely header. How did you create that header? Photoshop?
You must live at a fantastic spot to have so many beautiful wild live in your garden. A deer!!!!

Linda said...

Wonderful pots! I have been drooling over those bird ones in the Crate and Barrel catalog...I must get over there and pick some up!

I know I've said this before, but your headers are always so wonderful...thanks for naming everything...I would like to make a couple of those!

Siobhan said...

Your header is great--thanks for naming everything in it!

Kim said...

Love your bee stitching - would love to see more! Great for getting ideas of patterns to order! They are awesome. Love your blog too!

GingerCat said...

Thanks for the info on your header. I too like to stitch bees, but never seem to get as much done as I would like!