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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Plantings & Beautiful Handwork

Hello Friends!
and happy Monday to you ~

I took a drive out to a local nursery yesterday to pick up some new plants for
a little raised bed that Peter built for me next to the front porch :

chartreuse & cinnamon Coleus ~




chocolate mint, petunias & zinnias ~





their color combination makes me happy!!





no farmhouse proch would be complete without a huge boston fern
(mother's day gift from peter, hannah & skyler)






...or a pink geranium to tempt the hummingbirds :)






here's a shot of the porch-in-progress:
...notice the mud on the concrete?






this is why there is mud on the concrete!






~ so pretty & old fashioned ~





and,
speaking of old fashioned, look at this needleweaving!!




worked on homespun linen using cotton threads...
in tone-on-tone colors....




I can't remember where i got this from (Joan? Mom?)
but I've been studying it closely....





whomever's hands started this so very long ago were skilled beyond measure ~
each little stitch is perfect :)


I'll use this as a teaching tool to refine my handwork
... and hopefully one day I'll be able to create something like this for an heirloom piece ~


Hoping you all have a beautifully creative Monday my Friends...
Blessings from the Farm!
Lori

9 comments:

Nancee said...

That's What I love about the SOUTH! You have such a wonderfully long growing season. I'm going to my first plant sale this saturday!

Jane said...

All my ground plants are planted and loving the rain we had. I just got back from getting some lovely purples, oranges, and whites for my pots. A day without planting (or hooking) is like a day without sunshine! Your flowers look lovely and that needlework is amazing!

Joan G said...

Hi Lori,

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the visit to your shop and farm on Saturday morning! Pinocchio and Daisy are now our phone wallpaper. AND we did stop at Vito's....very good! Hope to visit your shop again and of course, will continue following the blog!

Joan Georghiou

gracie said...

Wonderful visiting your garden and that piece of needlework! My goodness!

The French Bear said...

Love that needlework, I am learning to do some of those stitches! What a joy to know that someone else loves needlework and hand stitching like I do......gorgeous!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xx

frontporchprims said...

Oh Lori, I just picked up some Chocolate Mint this week too!! I thought it would be a fun addition to my herb garden. Only, I don't know what to use it for. It just sounded so much fun. What do you use yours for? My mother used to grow a fern like that when I was little. Your porch looks beautiful. What a mess dogs can make. But they are worth it. Your needleweaving is gorgeous. I love the medium you are working on. Can't wait to see it all done. -Steph-

susiedele said...

I have one of those mud-puppies, too. Oh well, that's life...Gotta love em.

That old stitched piece is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

All of the plantings are so pretty, and the needleweaving is truly amazing! Cute puppy!

thesimplequiet said...

Lori, that needleweaving is beautiful ~ I love the gentle way it's aged. And, your flowers? Perfection!

rebecca

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