Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gardening and Stitching Wisdom

Design - "Wisdom" (kit)
Designer - Shakespeare's Peddler
Fabric - 32 count Pearled Barley linen 
Fibers - Belle Soie Silk - one strand over two threads
Started - 15 August 2011
Completed - 17 August 2011

After a quiet June and July, ironically, the Great Horned Owls made their presence known Saturday night - "Who-who-whoo...whoo...whoo".  So I'll say this stitch is on honor of their vocal return! 

My sister and I stopped by Down to Earth on Saturday. The above pot of sedum, rudbeckia, crocosmia, and achillea is a wonderful way to highlight some of August's best perennial performers.  

And isn't this rustic box of sedums charming? 

Needless to say, I could not walk away from Down to Earth empty-handed!
I had some sedum "holes" in my strawberry pots to fill - the darned birds dig in the pots and uproot the little plants.  My "Red, White, & Blue" pot plantings were far past their prime - very tatty looking and needed a "remodel job". 

So Sunday morning I potted up these fillers..

...and redressed my strawberry pots.

Then Monday morning, I replanted my two large pots on the front porch.

I went for "pow" with strong colors in both - an agastache in the middle and pansies around the edges.

Tom-Cat might turn out to be a good gardener too~

I have to brag about planter purchases!  Down to Earth had these pots on sale for 50% off!  The Strawberry pot ended up being $15, all the other large pots were just $4 each - wow!  So now I'm off to a good start for Gardening Year 2012!

I'll leave with with my lily "Sumatra"...
You can view other gardens at The Tuesday Garden Party hosted by An Oregon Cottage. 


butterfly said...

Love your new stitch also , love the Lily what a wonderful colour.

Mouse said...

ohh nice finish .. love the wols and I like your remodelling of your plants too :) love mouse xxx

Sandy said...

I'm so glad I found your blog.. I'm a gardener and a stitcher and I might just learn from you!
Nice blog

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely stitch!

Oooh I wish I had the garden bug! I look at my gardens and think about all the hard work invovled and go inside and stitch!

learning table said...

Your strawberry pots are beautiful--I love the plantings you did!