Thursday, November 10, 2011

A little gardening...a lot of sewing...

 This week I have been sewing and gardening...gardening and sewing...it's been pretty nice...a bit on the windy side yesterday...but not too bad...cool...I sew all morning long and then when I need a break to stretch out...I go out and garden for a couple hours...it works for me!
 November gardening is mostly about trimming...and hard cutting some of the perennials...especially the Autumn Sage that get very large and need a rest this time of year....I am surprised at what is looking good in the  garden...some that are supposed to be resting are still flowering...
 Take this Black Eyed Susan...I have them all over the back...all from one original plant I bought years ago...and this one stubborn plant keeps on flowering...even though there's very few leaves still growing...
 This should be flowering in the Spring...I got it in the 50% off section at Lowes a few months back...looking a bit sad...but it should be resting as well...silly plant!
 I have a lot of azaleas that are in full bloom too...but they do that ...once in Spring and again in Fall...but the flowers are smaller in the Fall...pretty though! 
Here's some flower inspired sewing I finished...I thought this Waverly canvas was pretty...but I always seem to want to tweak it a bit...so I added flowers all around in wool...I like the way it turned out...Fun!!
Today I'm off to find some matching fabric to a children's toile I bought at a store near my house that only sells canvas and upholstery fabrics...I bought this sweet canvas in the hopes of making a baby girl diaper bag...and what to my surprise...I got a call from a client that I have made several bags for...she needs a diaper bag for a shower gift...for a girl!! She wants pink and brown...oh that's the fabric I bought...now to find lining and accent fabric...sometimes that's the hardest part... the shopping...leaving...driving...hoping you will find it at the first store you go to...mind you...I have very few quilt shops in my area...and none of them that close except one...and it's very small...and as much as I like ordering fabric on-line...I can't try and match something that way...I have tried...not a good experience...you get so excited that you found something...it arrives...not what you want...unless you know the fabric line...you get the picture...so off I go this morning...wish me luck!! There's sewing to be done...and more gardening!! And the rain is coming...well not today...but it's on it's way...boy did I get off track...until next time...
Enjoy the day!!!

9 comments:

Kris said...

How on earth is your garden still looking so fabulous? Mine is covered in leaves and mess!!
Love the new bag!

TheCrankyCrow said...

I definitely live in the wrong part of the country....we got covered in snow yesterday....Your flowers look absolutely amazing to me....and really, sage blooms??? Gosh....maybe it needs more than a two-month growing season??? Hoping you had a successful fabric run....I know all about that ordering online woe....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Farmchick said...

That third photo is just spectacular!!!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your bag is gorgeous. I really like that fabric a lot. Your pictures, as always, are amazing! That photo of the black eyed Susan is perfect...like one you would see in a magazine!
Have a great weekend!
Angela

Ranae said...

I just wanted to let you know I received my bag yesterday, I love it!!
Thanks!
I posted on my blog
Have a great weekend!
Ranae

Traci said...

I need to some gardening. The weeds seem to be taking over. This weekend has been all about nothing! Hanging out with friends drinking wine has been the norm.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love those adorable zinnias they are so cute. It is nice that you still have so many things blooming. I envy you your Black-eyed Susans, mine have all either disapeared or been cut back. Isn't the rain we have been having wonderful,great for the garden. Have a super week.(-:

Life with L said...

Hello Linda...from a fellow Linda. I am your newest follower. I just found you. Your bags are lovely. I can appeciate someone having the skill and creativity to make such lovely items. It's a pleasure. Stop by and say hello. I hope you will follow me back. Linda

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love that darling purse you made! So talented! Wish I had all those flowers blooming in my yard too! So pretty! You sure have a green thumb!