Thursday, June 16, 2011

Some of this and some of that...

As I went out this morning to feed the birds...my morning ritual...I noticed that more and more of the Gladiola bulbs I planted a while back are starting to bloom...

So far it's mostly white...these actually have a bit of pink along the edges...


and this dark coral color...but I'm an equal opportunity gardener...I love flowers of every color!



here's a closeup...


While I was out feeding and taking pictures...this little guy flew right up to me and stared...it surprised me a bit...they do this all the time, but it's never when I have camera in hand...when I realized I had my camera...I got a picture...it's hard to get these guys...they move so fast!!



As I was looking around the yard...I noticed some seedlings growing...don't know what this is...something the birds planted I suppose...it looked pretty with the water droplet on it...did I mention the drizzle and fog and gloom is back...



This little friend is keeping a close eye on all the happenings in the garden...



The Dusty Miller is blooming...


these tiny flowers are such a contrast to the gray plant...it does well in my back yard.


Oh here's another watchful eye in the garden...


The Hostas are doing well...this one looks to start blooming soon...



more Hostas with some Lamb's Ear....



Coral Bells are doing fine too...lots going on in the shade...



Maybe because I have so many friends out here keeping an eye on things...


These are miniature Snap Dragons...they are only about 6 inches tall...cute and colorful!



This is a Peppermint Geranium...it's in a pot on the back porch where I can smell it all the time...


See it's teeny tiny flowers...



I've been sewing a bit too...I got inspired by a bunny hopping around on the front lawn ...



Here's a close up...of course the bunny had to have a flower....



More flowers for the back pocket....this was a fun bag to make....

When I saw this fabric...I had to have it...so colorful and fun...so I made a simple tote bag...


I let the fabric speak for itself...nothing busy here...



Here's the inside...I added both bags to my Etsy shop...I'm trying to build up an inventory...sales have been slow...but I'm hopeful that things will pick up...I love staying home and working here...so I hope I can start earning my keep! Well...at least pay for the fabric!!


As I said ...it's foggy and gloomy out...a perfect day to sew!! But then...when is it not!


Enjoy your day, my friends...do something that makes you happy today!!













































9 comments:

Holly said...

I cannot believe how green and beautiful everything is. Great job on catching the hummer in action! I would have had a blurrrr. The bags are so darn cute, you do such a nice job with them.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your garden is beautiful, Linda! I love your elf statues. The bags are very sweet, too. Were you able to find that peace sign fabric in purple by any chance? If you do I could pay you ahead of time as you wuld need to purchase so much of it..please let me know!

Yvette said...

I am going to Starbucks and having a picnic in your yard. Just beautiful!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the glads! My dad bought a bag when he was here, so maybe I'll have some one of these days. I think the white ones are gorgeous. The new bags are darling...love the polka dot fabric!

Too many eggs said...

I love your photo's
the bird shot is amazing how lucky that you had your camera in your hand

love your bags

Alana Jo said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I am envious. I love the hummingbird too.

Farmchick said...

Our glads will be blooming soon here and I love to see them. Great purses as always and I love that little bunny.

Honey at 2805 said...

The flowers are beautiful. Mine are already suffering for the heat and continuing hot wind that has been going on forever!

JudyBug said...

Beautiful garden! Love all your pics! I have a hummingbird in my last post also. I just love those little bitty birds.