Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Pleasant Sunday

Last summer I had planters in front of my home, which included Vinca vine. I always thought Vinca Vine was an annual that had to to be replanted each year. To my surprise, a piece must have fallen to the stones last summer and came up this summer. It was only one small vine but I left it alone and to my surprise it bloomed. I was shocked. I never knew that Vinca Vine blossomed. It is a small light purple flower and so delicate. There was three flowers altogether on it. Her is a picture. Isn't it pretty ???

This a picture of my double blossom Clamatis. My Mother used to have this trailing all along the porch each year. Since she died it seems like the plant doesn't want to bloom anymore. Last year I didn't have anything on it. This year there is maybe 10 buds -- this is the first one to open. I also have a single blossom in a purple, but I guess it misses Mama, there are no blooms on it this year. Too bad, they are so pretty.
Yesterday was a fun day, the local LNS had a needlepoint class as part of a trunk show. I don't do very much needlepoint, I like the look of it but it is so expensive to buy the hand painted canvases. This little one I just couldn't resist. Most of the stitches I have used in my cross stitch but there are a couple that are new to me. The stitch for the sky -- Nabuko stitch -- is giving me fits as well as Reverse Diagonal Mosaic. But I know if I mess up too bad Judie at the LNS is not far away. I actually accomplished quite a bit after I got home yesterday. I did a lot of swearing as my DH will attest to. LOL He said ," if it bothers you that much why don't you just put it away " he just doesn't understand the stitcher's mentality. LOL the designer of this little sailboat has a lot of lovely designs. There was a beautiful canvas of poppies that caught my eye. The "CANVAS" was only $68.00 . I almost swallowed my tongue !!!! I very slowly put it down and turned my back. I can get into enough trouble with cross stitch. I can't afford to get too caught up with that hobby. I had fun anyway. I still have quite a bit to do.

This is a Mini Quaker Mystery through the Marquoir German Group. It is an enjoyable stitch with still 2 more parts to go. I am stitching on 32 ct Floba with WDW threads. I just love stitching on Floba.

Well I have taken up enough of your time today. I am back to work tomorrow for the next three days. Since I have to work, I love my schedule. I never work more than three days in a row before I have a day off. I hope everyone has a great week and enjoy the pretty weather.


Carolyn NC said...

Lovely pictures and stitching!

Julie said...

I have the vinca vine in my garden too, those flowers are so delicate and lovely aren't they.

The needlepoint is lovely, its great to learn some new stitches.

Hope DH is doing well.

Julie x

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely pictures of your flowers and stitching.

Marianne said...

Vinca is so pretty! Do like your needlepoint as well. But I love Quakers and this one is very pretty. Is this an SAL that is too late to join?

Raven/Missy said...

The flowers are beautiful!

Your quaker looks fantastic so far as does the sailboat. I did not realize that needlepoint canvases were so expensive, wow.