Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bee Happy

I have a couple of small finishes to share today.

Design - "Sewing Bees" - Needlecase
Designer - Schoolroom Samplings
Fabric - 28 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC & Needle Necessities - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 June 2012
Completed - 23 June 2012

Design - "Sewing Bees" - Thimble Holder
Designer - Schoolroom Samplings
Fabric - 28 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC & Needle Necessities - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 June 2012
Completed - 23 June 2012

Yesterday was a cold, rainy day - far more like early April than mid-June.  The cats were most displeased with the weather, while I was confined to Pacing on the Front Porch. 

So for this week's Tuesday Garden Party I'll share Front Porch Photos.  The Front Porch is north-facing and shaded.  As you can see it is protected from deer with a small wire fence and the strategic placement of chairs on the steps.
The Porch is 29 feet long by 7 feet wide.  I've loaded it with 176 container plants - Fuchsias, Begonias, Ferns, Hostas, and Coleus.  This is the long side of the porch.

This is the shorter side.

Even though it is shaded, the bees find the plants there.

Here are some of my Coleus.

And another of my bees.

Some of my dozens of Fuchsias.

Yet another bee.

I have Mosses and Baby's Tears.


and more Begonias.

A little bee skep.

Ferns and Hostas thrive on the Front Porch.

Even on a rainy day it is possible to Bee Happy! 

I hope you and your garden are content today.


Vickie said...

Lovely little stitches Beth. OH my goodness Beth! I thought watering my mom's plants when she goes on vacation was bad! Wow! You must water a long time every day! It all looks fabulous. I love the mosses and baby tears.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I like your garden ornament bee with the smiley face. It's interesting to see your house style with the porch and notice the differences between houses over here and houses in America.

Margaret said...

I love your two finishes. And your front porch -- wow wow wow! Beautiful!

MoonBeam said...

Very cool porch gardening!


Melissa said...

I really enjoyed seeing the photos of your front porch garden and the bee theme! I like that bee tile especially!

Cute little bee-stitches too!

Debra said...

Sheesh that porch is awesome / must take forever to water everything though ?

Love the stitches :)

geeky Heather said...

176 containers!!!!! You are my hero.

Congrats on the bee finishes...they are cute.

Lois said...

I loved seeing the pics of your front porch and all your gorgeous plants! Cute bee finish too!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love so many containers together--you are a plant artist, the way you have combined them all with the delightful bees and other garden ornaments! I like it a lot.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I keep forgetting to mention how much I enjoy all the pictures of your cats in the sidebar and in your posts! We've got 3 at our house, too.

Dee - WishfulMe said...

Gorgeous front porch! Looks like a fantastic place to hang out any time of day, rain or shine. Especially if there are lazy-lap-warmers handy like that pretty kitty you have there. Hehee...

Take care!

Barb said...

Beth, I love your finish, you did a great job with the different stitches . Your front porch looks amazing!!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic finishes! Your porch must be so nice to sit and read, admire the view, look over the plants. Lovely photos!

Carol said...

Two very cute finishes! I love your chair defense system keeping the deer away! We sure need something like that--I went out tonight and noticed they had gobbled up every single pink geranium :(