Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In the Garden

The very first poppy of 2012
The first year blooming for this gorgeous iris
Oriental Poppy: Coral Reef
Oriental Poppy: Princess Victoria Louise
The flower bed before the show
 I should be working on a number of projects around the house but I also need to get back into the habit of creating posts for the blog... so guess which won out? 

All of my poppies burst this weekend. Unfortunately, it was so hot they didn't last very long. I was lucky enough to get some beautiful photos of this year's show. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did :O)

The flower bed after the show

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Little Chickadee

Here is the finished chickadee. It was done in time to get it to the recipient close to Mother's Day but I forgot I was going to post a photo of it when it was finished. Will be making more little birds soon, some whimsical some similar to this one (hopefully, I will be a little better at posting updates :O)
Finished Chickadee
before antiquing
Up next: My Flower Garden (poppies are blooming!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Well Hello, Friend!

I'm back!

 I had two classes this semester. (Thank goodness I only had two.) They were extremely needy and required much more of my time than I had expected. That was the bad news, I was so overwhelmed with trying to do well in those classes that I was totally unavailable to my Etsy shop. The good news is, I am finished and now can devote some of my time to getting back to the important tasks at hand. (Gardening, loving on my little one and, of course, creating!)
In the Garden: The flower bed is looking GORGEOUS. Lush and Green. Anxiously awaiting my poppies. The Iris are blooming but I'm itching to see those glorious warm shades of poppies glowing in the sunshine. My peony has quite a few buds but it has been an odd spring so I hope they will actually fully mature.

 In the Veggie Garden: The Romaine and Lollo Rosso lettuce are growing like crazy! I can't keep up with it. The Spinach has started taking off, as have the peas and Swiss Chard. The Potatoes look like they are beginning to sprout (at least I can see some leaves breaking the surface ). My tomato seedlings are beyond the seedling state, I have to figure out where to plant these things in a short few weeks!

My husband finished pulling up the grass between the raised beds. Now I need to finish clearing any stray grass, put down weed paper, cover it with a layer of garden soil, plant the Irish moss, line the sides with wood discs and place footprints down the center. The worse part will be waiting for the Irish moss to spread to cover the area!

In the Studio: Trying to get back into the swing of things. I need to start designing all of my Christmas 2012 designs. I only have 3 months to get everything done as school starts up again in September. I am currently finishing a little bird. He will be a chickadee when painted and I'll be sure to post a quick update before he goes off to his new home (he's a Mother's day gift, shhhhh!)

Now, I must be off, I have a home to clean and projects to start. Until next time!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!